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Leary, Georgia
Leary City Hall
Leary City Hall
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Georgia
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Calhoun
Area
 • Total 3.22 sq mi (8.33 km2)
 • Land 3.21 sq mi (8.31 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
207 ft (63 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 618
 • Estimate 
(2019)
559
 • Density 174.25/sq mi (67.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
39862
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-45600
GNIS feature ID 0332194

Leary is a city in Calhoun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 618 at the 2010 census. Former third baseman Chone Figgins was born in Leary. Jimmy Carter (US President 1977–1981) reported seeing an unidentified flying object while at Leary, Georgia in 1969. See Jimmy Carter UFO Incident.

Geography

Leary is located in southeastern Calhoun County at 31°29′8″N 84°30′48″W / 31.48556°N 84.51333°W / 31.48556; -84.51333 (31.485431, -84.513293). It is 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Albany and 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Morgan, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Leary has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.20%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 304
1890 267 −12.2%
1900 396 48.3%
1910 430 8.6%
1920 465 8.1%
1930 531 14.2%
1940 717 35.0%
1950 721 0.6%
1960 848 17.6%
1970 907 7.0%
1980 783 −13.7%
1990 701 −10.5%
2000 666 −5.0%
2010 618 −7.2%
2019 (est.) 559 −9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 666 people, 256 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 208.8 people per square mile (80.6/km2). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 90.3 per square mile (34.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 21.47% White, 75.68% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.35% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.85% of the population.

There were 256 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 31.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% 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 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,172, and the median income for a family was $28,942. Males had a median income of $24,063 versus $16,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,426. About 27.7% of families and 29.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.4% of those under age 18 and 38.7% of those age 65 or over.

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