Wrightsville, Georgia

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Wrightsville is a city in Johnson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,223 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Johnson County[3] and is the birthplace and hometown of the famous University of Georgia running back Herschel Walker.

Wrightsville is part of the Dublin Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Wrightsville is located at 32°43′30″N 82°43′13″W / 32.725°N 82.72028°W / 32.725; -82.72028 (32.725126, -82.720289)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.72%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,223 people, 867 households, and 564 families residing in the city. The population density was 648.1 people per square mile (250.2/km²). There were 978 housing units at an average density of 285.1/sq mi (110.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.88% White, 53.49% African American, 0.22% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 867 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% were married couples living together, 26.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.10.

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