Woolsey, Georgia

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Woolsey is a town in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. The population was 175 at the 2000 census.



Woolsey is located at 33°21′48″N 84°24′29″W / 33.36333°N 84.40806°W / 33.36333; -84.40806 (33.363354, -84.407942)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.38%) is water.


Originally ruled by the Creek Indians, the first white settlers moved in around 1880. It was a prosperous town that included a school, post office, churches, plantations, farms, and market vendors. It was established near the historic communities of Rest and Inman, GA. Woolsey is named after a prominent doctor who served in the Confederacy before being injured. Woolsey is the smallest town in Fayette County, but predictions show that it will steadily grow.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 175 people, 57 households, and 49 families residing in the town. The population density was 213.6 people per square mile (82.4/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 75.7/sq mi (29.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.43% White, 3.43% African American and 1.14% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.9% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

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