Allentown, Georgia

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Allentown is a town in Bleckley, Laurens, Twiggs, and Wilkinson Counties in the U.S. state of Georgia, although primarily in Wilkinson County. The population was 287 at the 2000 census.

The Twiggs County portion is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Laurens County portion is part of the Dublin Micropolitan Statistical Area. The remaining Wilkinson and Bleckley County portions are not part of any metropolitan or micropolitan area.

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History

The town was named for postmaster J.W. Allen.[3]

Geography

Allentown is located at 32°35′31″N 83°13′41″W / 32.59194°N 83.22806°W / 32.59194; -83.22806 (32.592059, -83.228147)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 287 people, 121 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.1 people per square mile (36.0/km²). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 41.8/sq mi (16.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.46% White, 35.19% African American, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.6 males.

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