Pine Mountain, Harris County, Georgia

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Pine Mountain is a town in Harris and Meriwether counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,141.

The Harris County portion of Pine Mountain is part of the Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that extends into Meriwether County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Pine Mountain is located at 32°51'39" North, 84°51'7" West (32.860749, -84.851848)[1]. The town began in 1882 when the railroad spread to Pine Mountain from Columbus, and until the 1960s, the community was known as Chipley. The name was changed to Pine Mountain due to the existence of Callaway Gardens.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it is water. The total area is 3.57% water.

Attractions

Located in Pine Mountain are the Callaway Gardens and Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari.

The Pine Mountain Trail, a 23-mile hiking trail, is nearby in F. D. Roosevelt State Park.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,141 people, 480 households, and 314 families residing in the town. The population density was 423.9 people per square mile (163.8/km²). There were 882 housing units at an average density of 327.7/sq mi (126.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.92% White, 41.37% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 480 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

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