Collins, Georgia

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Collins is a city in Tattnall County, Georgia, United States. The population was 528 at the 2000 census.



Collins is located at 32°00′43″N 82°6′36″W / 32.01194°N 82.11°W / 32.01194; -82.11 (32.178748, -82.109979)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 528 people, 237 households, and 141 families residing in the city. The population density was 513.5 people per square mile (197.9/km²). There were 304 housing units at an average density of 295.7/sq mi (114.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.95% White, 41.29% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 20.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 74.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,453, and the median income for a family was $23,500. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $16,818 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,120. About 24.0% of families and 28.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.8% of those under age 18 and 36.4% of those age 65 or over.


Collins Elementary and Middle Schools are located at 720 and 720a on the northwest side of Main Street. Over 300 elementary students and 100 middle schoolers attend the public schools, which are a part of the Tattnall County School System in Georgia.

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