Tallapoosa, Georgia

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Tallapoosa (pronounced /tæləˈpuːsə/) is a city in Haralson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,789 at the 2000 census.



Tallapoosa, incorporated in 1860 is in northwest Georgia located at 33°44′37″N 85°17′16″W / 33.74361°N 85.28778°W / 33.74361; -85.28778 (33.743730, -85.287911)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.3 km²), of which, 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,789 people, 1,187 households, and 764 families residing in the city. The population density was 375.6 people per square mile (144.9/km²). There were 1,334 housing units at an average density of 179.7/sq mi (69.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.18% White, 6.63% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 1,187 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,938, and the median income for a family was $37,401. Males had a median income of $34,102 versus $21,130 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,302. About 12.8% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 26.9% of those age 65 or over.

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