Rutledge, Georgia facts for kids
Location in Morgan County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)|
|• Land||3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||712 ft (217 m)|
|• Density||214.2/sq mi (83.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0322022|
Rutledge is located at(33.625723, -83.610899).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it is land and 0.30% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 707 people, 260 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 215.9 people per square mile (83.5/km²). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 85.5 per square mile (33.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.40% White, 38.33% African American, 0.85% Asian, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.
There were 260 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,156, and the median income for a family was $38,875. Males had a median income of $37,750 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,732. About 9.9% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.
Rutledge, off of Interstate 20, is the gateway town to Hard Labor Creek State Park as well as Hard Labor Creek Observatory.
- Rutledge Tourism and Community web site: "Small But Special" ~ Rutledge, Ga.
- Rutledge City Government web site: City of Rutledge Online
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