Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

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Fort Oglethorpe is a city in Catoosa County in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 6,940 at the 2000 census – 6,755 of the city's 6,940 residents (97.3%) lived in Catoosa County and 185 (2.7%) in Walker County, Georgia.[3] It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2004, Fort Oglethorpe annexed an additional portion of Walker County.[4]

Geography

Fort Oglethorpe is located at 34°56′44″N 85°14′44″W / 34.94556°N 85.24556°W / 34.94556; -85.24556 (34.945683, -85.245653)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.0 square miles (33.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the 2000 U.S. census, there were 6,940 people, 2,873 households, and 1,881 families residing in the city. The population density was 532.6 people per square mile (205.6/km²). There were 3,108 housing units at an average density of 238.5/sq mi (92.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.14% White, 2.38% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.07% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 2,873 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,095, and the median income for a family was $40,643. Males had a median income of $28,160 versus $21,141 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,288. About 11.5% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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