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Talbotton, Georgia
Talbotton in 2012.
Talbotton in 2012.
Location in Talbot County and the state of Georgia
Location in Talbot County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Talbot
Area
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 893
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31827
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-75244
GNIS feature ID 0333180

Talbotton is a city in Talbot County, Georgia, United States. The population was estimated to be 893 in 2014. The city is the county seat of Talbot County.

History

Talbotton was founded in 1828 as the seat of the newly formed Talbot County. Both the county and the town were named for Governor Matthew Talbot.

In 1846, Talbotton was the site of the first session of the newly created Georgia Supreme Court. (For several decades, Georgia had chosen to do without such a judicial body.) The court was soon relocated to the state capital.

Talbotton may be best known in history as the place where the immigrant Straus family got their start in retail sales in the 19th century. Decades later, the family acquired R. H. Macy & Co. in New York and eventually turned it into the famous Macy's chain.

Geography

Talbotton is located at 32°40′41″N 84°32′23″W / 32.67806°N 84.53972°W / 32.67806; -84.53972 (32.678170, -84.539787). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.32% is water.

Climate

Talbotton has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The record high of 110 °F (43 °C) and record low of −6 °F (−21 °C) were recorded on July 19, 1913 and February 13, 1899, respectively.

Climate data for Talbotton, 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1893-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 82
(27.8)
83
(28.3)
93
(33.9)
96
(35.6)
100
(37.8)
105
(40.6)
110
(43.3)
107
(41.7)
108
(42.2)
100
(37.8)
89
(31.7)
83
(28.3)
110
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 55.3
(12.94)
59.8
(15.44)
67.2
(19.56)
73.9
(23.28)
80.7
(27.06)
86.6
(30.33)
89.2
(31.78)
88.0
(31.11)
83.2
(28.44)
74.3
(23.5)
66.3
(19.06)
56.7
(13.72)
73.4
(23)
Average low °F (°C) 32.1
(0.06)
35.2
(1.78)
41.2
(5.11)
48.4
(9.11)
56.9
(13.83)
65.5
(18.61)
69.0
(20.56)
68.4
(20.22)
62.2
(16.78)
49.9
(9.94)
40.9
(4.94)
33.8
(1)
50.3
(10.17)
Record low °F (°C) -5
(-20.6)
-6
(-21.1)
12
(-11.1)
25
(-3.9)
33
(0.6)
42
(5.6)
50
(10)
50
(10)
34
(1.1)
23
(-5)
8
(-13.3)
1
(-17.2)
-6
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.38
(111.3)
4.89
(124.2)
5.38
(136.7)
3.65
(92.7)
3.19
(81)
4.28
(108.7)
5.00
(127)
3.83
(97.3)
3.51
(89.2)
3.03
(77)
3.95
(100.3)
4.61
(117.1)
49.7
(1,262.4)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.01 in) 7.6 7.5 7.4 6.3 6.8 8.3 8.6 7.5 5.7 5.5 6.1 7.4 84.7
Source: [1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 796
1880 1,008 26.6%
1890 1,140 13.1%
1900 1,131 −0.8%
1910 1,081 −4.4%
1920 1,093 1.1%
1930 1,064 −2.7%
1940 1,060 −0.4%
1950 1,175 10.8%
1960 1,163 −1.0%
1970 1,045 −10.1%
1980 1,140 9.1%
1990 1,046 −8.2%
2000 1,019 −2.6%
2010 970 −4.8%
Est. 2015 887 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 970 people, 384 households, and 246 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.8 people per square mile (126.1/km²). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 134.7 per square mile (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 15.10% White, 84.10% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 384 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.1% were married couples living together, 29.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 75.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,940, and the median income for a family was $24,792. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,778 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,662. About 30.5% of families and 32.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.2% of those under age 18 and 27.8% of those age 65 or over.

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