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Summerville, Georgia
City
Location in Chattooga County and the state of Georgia
Location in Chattooga County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Chattooga
Area
 • Total 4 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Land 4 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,534
 • Density 1,116.75/sq mi (431.18/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30747
Area code(s) 706/762
FIPS code 13-74376
GNIS feature ID 0333158

Summerville is a city in Chattooga County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,534 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat.

History

Summerville, Georgia (circa 1911)
Hollis and Hinton store on Commerce Street, circa 1911

Summerville was founded in 1838 as seat of the newly formed Chattooga County. It was incorporated as a town in 1839 and as a city in 1909. Summerville was named from the fact it was a popular summer resort.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 248
1860 350 41.1%
1870 281 −19.7%
1880 340 21.0%
1890 560 64.7%
1900 486 −13.2%
1910 657 35.2%
1920 1,003 52.7%
1930 933 −7.0%
1940 1,358 45.6%
1950 3,973 192.6%
1960 4,706 18.4%
1970 5,043 7.2%
1980 4,878 −3.3%
1990 5,025 3.0%
2000 4,556 −9.3%
2010 4,534 −0.5%
Est. 2015 4,452 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,556 people, 1,823 households, and 1,141 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,144.3 people per square mile (442.0/km²). There were 2,092 housing units at an average density of 525.4 per square mile (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.06% White, 25.31% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.90% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 1,823 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,911, and the median income for a family was $35,579. Males had a median income of $26,707 versus $20,222 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,090. About 18.1% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.5% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.


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