Whigham, Georgia

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Whigham is a city in Grady County, Georgia, United States. The population was 631 at the 2000 census.



Whigham is located at 30°53′3″N 84°19′30″W / 30.88417°N 84.325°W / 30.88417; -84.325 (30.884219, -84.324927)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 631 people, 179 households, and 134 families residing in the city. The population density was 533.8 people per square mile (206.5/km²). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 179.4/sq mi (69.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.01% White, 35.34% African American, 0.79% Native American, 2.06% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.54% of the population.

There were 179 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,639, and the median income for a family was $26,042. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,103. About 25.2% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


Grady County School System operates area public schools. Whigham School, a K-8 school, is in Whigham.[4] Cairo High School in Cairo serves Whigham.[5]

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