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Tiger, Georgia
Town
Location in Rabun County and the state of Georgia
Location in Rabun County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Rabun
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,962 ft (598 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 408
 • Density 395/sq mi (150.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30576
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-76504
GNIS feature ID 0333232

Tiger is a town in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 316 at the 2000 census. Tiger was incorporated in 1904.

There are two popular legends as to the derivation of the town's name: the first is that it was named after a Cherokee chief named Tiger Tail, while the second (and more likely) story is that the name originated from the cry of roaming panthers.

Geography

Tiger is located at 34°50′47″N 83°26′3″W / 34.84639°N 83.43417°W / 34.84639; -83.43417 (34.846374, -83.434181).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land. Tiger's elevation is 1,963 feet, with several wooded hilltops reaching elevations of 2,100 to 2,200 feet. The town sits at the base of 2,856-foot Tiger Mountain, a prominent Blue Ridge Mountain peak.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 125
1920 167 33.6%
1930 137 −18.0%
1940 289 110.9%
1950 269 −6.9%
1960 277 3.0%
1970 312 12.6%
1980 299 −4.2%
1990 301 0.7%
2000 316 5.0%
2010 408 29.1%
Est. 2015 401 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 316 people, 137 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 384.2 people per square mile (148.8/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 195.7 per square mile (75.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.10% White and 1.90% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 137 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,875, and the median income for a family was $31,563. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,453. About 7.8% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 28.3% of those age 65 or over.


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