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Wrens, Georgia
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 3.14 sq mi (8.13 km2)
 • Land 3.13 sq mi (8.12 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
407 ft (124 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,217
 • Density 707.63/sq mi (273.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30818, 30833
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-84456
GNIS feature ID 0333472

Wrens is a city in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,187 at the 2010 census. It is located on U.S. Route 1, thirty miles south of Augusta.

Geography

Wrens is located at 33°12′29″N 82°23′15″W / 33.208171°N 82.387520°W / 33.208171; -82.387520.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 0.33% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 616
1920 1,074 74.4%
1930 1,085 1.0%
1940 1,192 9.9%
1950 1,380 15.8%
1960 1,628 18.0%
1970 2,204 35.4%
1980 2,415 9.6%
1990 2,414 0.0%
2000 2,314 −4.1%
2010 2,187 −5.5%
2020 2,217 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Wrens racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 643 29.0%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,453 65.54%
Native American 2 0.09%
Asian 9 0.41%
Other/Mixed 55 2.48%
Hispanic or Latino 55 2.48%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,217 people, 880 households, and 591 families residing in the city.

Notable people

  • Erskine Caldwell, author of Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre
  • Dr. Molly Howard, 2008 National Principal of the Year, Secondary School
  • Bruce Kelly, landscape architect who created the John Lennon memorial Strawberry Fields in Central Park, New York
  • M.V. "Mark" Oliphant, actor, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, TV One's Fatal Attraction
  • Fernando Velasco, NFL center for the Tennessee Titans
  • Sean Walker, current NFL wide receiver
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