Talbotton, Georgia

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Talbotton is a city in Talbot County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,019 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Talbot County[3]. Talbotton may be best known in history as the place where the immigrant Straus family got their start in retail sales in the 19th century. Decades later, the family acquired R.H. Macy & Co. in New York and eventually turned it into the famous Macy's chain. Talbotton was also the birthplace of radical Christian scholar and farmer Clarence Jordan



Talbotton is located at 32°40′41″N 84°32′23″W / 32.67806°N 84.53972°W / 32.67806; -84.53972 (32.678170, -84.539787)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²) of it is land and 0.32% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,019 people, 377 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.8 people per square mile (126.1/km²). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 134.7/sq mi (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 19.63% White, 77.82% African American, 0.79% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 377 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 26.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.27.

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