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Palmetto, Georgia
Downtown Palmetto
Downtown Palmetto
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Fulton, Coweta
Area
 • Total 12.04 sq mi (31.19 km2)
 • Land 11.86 sq mi (30.71 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
1,020 ft (311 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,071
 • Density 427.72/sq mi (165.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30268
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-58884
GNIS feature ID 0332596
Website Palmetto, GA

Palmetto is a city located mostly in Fulton County (originally Campbell County) and now partly in Coweta County in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 5,071 at the 2020 census.

Geography

Palmetto, elevation 1050 feet 0r 320 meters AMSL, is located at 33°31′16″N 84°40′4″W / 33.52111°N 84.66778°W / 33.52111; -84.66778 (33.521117, -84.667662)

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30 km2), of which 11.4 square miles (30 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 1.60%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,526
1870 294 −80.7%
1880 473 60.9%
1890 552 16.7%
1900 620 12.3%
1910 922 48.7%
1920 965 4.7%
1930 964 −0.1%
1940 1,029 6.7%
1950 1,257 22.2%
1960 1,466 16.6%
1970 2,045 39.5%
1980 2,086 2.0%
1990 2,612 25.2%
2000 3,400 30.2%
2010 4,488 32.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Palmetto racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,203 23.72%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,949 58.15%
Native American 9 0.18%
Asian 43 0.85%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 205 4.04%
Hispanic or Latino 661 13.03%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,071 people, 1,950 households, and 1,200 families residing in the city.

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 4,488 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 56.9% Black, 26.9% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race and 2.5% from two or more races. 12.7% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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