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Allentown, Georgia
Location of Allentown, Georgia
Location of Allentown, Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Wilkinson, Twiggs, Laurens, Bleckley
 • Total 4.60 sq mi (11.92 km2)
 • Land 4.58 sq mi (11.86 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
430 ft (130 m)
 • Total 195
 • Density 42.60/sq mi (16.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-01500
GNIS feature ID 0310468

Allentown is a city in Bleckley, Laurens, Twiggs, and Wilkinson counties in the U.S. state of Georgia, primarily in Wilkinson County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 169, down from 287 at the 2000 census. The Twiggs County portion is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Laurens County portion is part of the Dublin Micropolitan Statistical Area. The remaining Wilkinson and Bleckley County portions are not part of any metropolitan or micropolitan area.


The town was named for postmaster J.W. Allen.


Allentown is located at 32°35′31″N 83°13′41″W / 32.59194°N 83.22806°W / 32.59194; -83.22806 (32.592059, -83.228147).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 450
1970 295 −34.4%
1980 321 8.8%
1990 273 −15.0%
2000 287 5.1%
2010 169 −41.1%
2020 195 15.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 287 people, 121 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.1 people per square mile (36.0/km2). There were 129 housing units at an average density of 41.8 per square mile (16.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 64.46% White, 35.19% African American, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 121 households, out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,500, and the median income for a family was $52,969. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,475. About 16.4% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 30.2% of those sixty five or over.

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