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The City of Aragon
Street in Aragon
Street in Aragon
Location in Polk County and the state of Georgia
Location in Polk County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Polk
Established December 1899
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Elevation
741 ft (226 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,249
 • Density 944.5/sq mi (371.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30104
Area code(s) 770/678/470
FIPS code 13-02592
GNIS feature ID 0354383

Aragon is a city in Polk County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 1,249.

History

A post office has been in operation in Aragon since 1899. The city was named for local deposits of the mineral aragonite. The city was home to Aragon Mill.

Geography

Aragon is located at 34°2′43″N 85°3′27″W / 34.04528°N 85.05750°W / 34.04528; -85.05750 (34.045252, -85.057384).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 855
1990 902 5.5%
2000 1,039 15.2%
2010 1,249 20.2%
Est. 2015 1,243 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,039 people, 399 households, and 284 families residing in the city. The population density was 965.1 people per square mile (371.4/km²). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 393.9 per square mile (151.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.21% White, 0.67% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 399 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,053, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,084. About 11.0% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

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