Pitts, Georgia

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Pitts is a city in Wilcox County, Georgia, United States. The population was 308 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Pitts is located at 31°56′43″N 83°32′24″W / 31.94528°N 83.54°W / 31.94528; -83.54 (31.945270, -83.540004)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

History

The community which later became Pitts, began as a settlement in the area of the home of L.C. Peebles 2 miles east of the Alapaha River. Brock Owens and Ashley J. Pitts operated the first store there in the mid 1880s. The town of Pitts was called Kings' Crossing at the time. When application was made for a post office, the Postmaster General preferred a shorter name. J.A. King suggested the name Pitts, in honor of his son-in-law, Ashley J. Pitts. The name was accepted, and the post office was established on 1 November 1888 with Ashley J. Pitts as postmaster.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 308 people, 121 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 383.9 people per square mile (148.6/km²). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 180.7/sq mi (70.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.62% White and 23.38% African American.

There were 121 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,625, and the median income for a family was $26,058. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,103. About 18.9% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.6% of those sixty five or over.

References

Abbeville | Pitts | Rochelle

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