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Cecil, Georgia
Cecil City Hall
Cecil City Hall
Location in Cook County and the state of Georgia
Location in Cook County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Cook
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
240 ft (73 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 286
 • Density 331.3/sq mi (120.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31627
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-14192
GNIS feature ID 0331347

Cecil is a town in Cook County, Georgia, United States. The population was 286 at the 2010 census. It is most known as the home of South Georgia Motorsports Park.

Geography

Cecil is located at 31°2′50″N 83°23′36″W / 31.04722°N 83.39333°W / 31.04722; -83.39333 (31.047092, -83.393416).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 1.18% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 203
1900 394 94.1%
1910 354 −10.2%
1920 307 −13.3%
1930 275 −10.4%
1940 215 −21.8%
1950 254 18.1%
1960 279 9.8%
1970 265 −5.0%
1980 280 5.7%
1990 376 34.3%
2000 265 −29.5%
2010 286 7.9%
Est. 2015 277 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 265 people, 118 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 313.1 people per square mile (120.4/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 163.1 per square mile (62.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 49.43% White, 48.68% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.13% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

There were 118 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,469, and the median income for a family was $24,500. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,490. About 15.8% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 27.4% of those sixty five or over.

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