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Nahunta, Georgia
Nahunta City Hall
Nahunta City Hall
Location in Brantley County and the state of Georgia
Location in Brantley County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Brantley
Area
 • Total 2.83 sq mi (7.34 km2)
 • Land 2.81 sq mi (7.29 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
66 ft (20 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,053
 • Density 374/sq mi (144.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31553
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-54124
GNIS feature ID 0319189

Nahunta is a city in Brantley County, Georgia, United States. It is the county seat of Brantley County. It is part of the Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,053 at the 2010 census. The city is an important crossroad; U.S. Route 82 and U.S. Route 301 intersect in its downtown area.

History

Nahunta, originally called Victoria, was founded about 1870. It is believed that the town was renamed in 1899 for timber executive N.A. Hunter, but the origin of the name has never been officially verified. [1][2] In 1923, the seat of Brantley County was transferred to Nahunta from Hoboken.

Geography

Nahunta is located at 31°12′16″N 81°58′56″W / 31.20444°N 81.98222°W / 31.20444; -81.98222 (31.204527, -81.982285).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.65%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 352
1940 561 59.4%
1950 739 31.7%
1960 952 28.8%
1970 974 2.3%
1980 951 −2.4%
1990 1,049 10.3%
2000 930 −11.3%
2010 1,053 13.2%
Est. 2015 1,060 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,053 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 78.8% White, 17.2% Black, 0.1% from some other race and 1.8% from two or more races. 2.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 930 people, 375 households, and 253 families residing in the city. The population density was 311.2 people per square mile (120.1/km²). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 157.3 per square mile (60.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.30% White, 24.30% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 375 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,368, and the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $26,184 versus $21,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,790. About 22.0% of families and 30.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.

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