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Avalon, Georgia
Location in Stephens County and the state of Georgia
Location in Stephens County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Stephens
Area
 • Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
922 ft (281 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 213
 • Density 154.4/sq mi (60.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 13-04392
GNIS feature ID 0326981

Avalon is a town in Stephens County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 213. Avalon was named for the Arthurian island of paradise. It was founded in 1882 by Richard Dempsey Yow, and incorporated in 1909. Yow and two brothers started a successful mercantile business there. Although it was at one time a self-contained village with a railway station, post office, school, and church, Avalon's tiny population now shares these functions with those dwelling in nearby towns.

Geography

Avalon is located at 34°30′6″N 83°11′40″W / 34.50167°N 83.19444°W / 34.50167; -83.19444 (34.501609, -83.194322).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 60
1920 100 66.7%
1930 59 −41.0%
1940 113 91.5%
1950 151 33.6%
1960 194 28.5%
1970 204 5.2%
1980 200 −2.0%
1990 159 −20.5%
2000 278 74.8%
2010 213 −23.4%
Est. 2015 205 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 278 people, 109 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 157.9 people per square mile (61.0/km²). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 65.9 per square mile (25.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.73% White, 7.91% African American and 0.36% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.52% of the population.

There were 109 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% 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 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,000, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $16,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,701. About 16.0% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 38.7% of those sixty five or over.

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