Palmetto, Georgia

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Palmetto (established 1853) is a city located mostly in Fulton (originally Campbell) and now partly in Coweta counties in Georgia. The population was 3,400 at the 2000 census. Census estimates for 2005 show a population of 4,676.

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Geography

Palmetto, elevation 1050 feet 0r 320 meters AMSL, is located at 33°31′16″N 84°40′4″W / 33.52111°N 84.66778°W / 33.52111; -84.66778 (33.521117, -84.667662)[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.89%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,400 people, 1,223 households, and 881 families residing in the city. The population density was 656.2 people per square mile (253.4/km²). There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 247.6/sq mi (95.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.41% White, 44.18% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.38% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.62% of the population.

There were 1,223 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

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