Soperton, Georgia

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Soperton is a city in Treutlen County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,824 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Treutlen County[3].

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History

The city was named after Benjamin Franklin Soper, a railroad engineer.[4]

Geography

Soperton is located at 32°22′34″N 82°35′34″W / 32.37611°N 82.59278°W / 32.37611; -82.59278 (32.376067, -82.592724)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.4 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.61%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,824 people, 1,096 households, and 737 families residing in the city. The population density was 870.6 people per square mile (336.5/km²). There were 1,215 housing units at an average density of 374.6/sq mi (144.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.67% White, 51.84% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 1,096 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 26.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.

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