Willacoochee, Georgia

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Willacoochee is a city in Atkinson County, Georgia, along the Alapaha River. The population was 1,434 at the 2000 census. The 2006 estimated population for Willacoochee is 1,508. The population for the 31650 zip code, which serves Willacoochee, is 3,002.

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Geography

Willacoochee is located at 31°20′7″N 83°2′47″W / 31.33528°N 83.04639°W / 31.33528; -83.04639 (31.335175, -83.046381).[3]

Willacoochee has 1,452 citizens as of July 2002. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,434 people, 526 households, and 369 families residing in the city. The population density was 378.0 people per square mile (146.1/km²). There were 655 housing units at an average density of 172.7/sq mi (66.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 49.79% White, 39.40% African American, 0.49% Asian, 8.65% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.76% of the population.

There were 526 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,871, and the median income for a family was $25,536. Males had a median income of $21,603 versus $17,115 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,301. About 23.6% of families and 29.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.6% of those under age 18 and 35.0% of those age 65 or over.

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