Thunderbolt, Georgia

Last updated
Thunderbolt, Georgia
Chatham County Georgia Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Thunderbolt Highlighted.svg
Location in Chatham County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°1′56″N81°3′6″W / 32.03222°N 81.05167°W / 32.03222; -81.05167 Coordinates: 32°1′56″N81°3′6″W / 32.03222°N 81.05167°W / 32.03222; -81.05167
Country United States
State Georgia
County Chatham
Area
[1]
  Total1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
  Land1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)
  Water0.22 sq mi (0.56 km2)
Elevation
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total2,668
  Estimate 
(2019) [2]
2,623
  Density1,935.79/sq mi (747.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
31404, 31410
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-76364 [3]
GNIS feature ID0333226 [4]
Website www.thunderboltga.org

Thunderbolt is a town located in Chatham County, Georgia, United States, approximately five miles southeast of downtown Savannah. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 2,668. It is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thunderbolt runs along the western shore of the Wilmington River (a tidal river that is part of the U.S. Intracoastal Waterway). The town is important to Georgia's shrimping industry, with scores of docks for shrimping trawlers. The town's picturesque atmosphere and seafood restaurants draw many local visitors.

Contents

History

An early variant name was "Warsaw". The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the town as "Warsaw" in 1856. [5] An act of legislature officially changed the town's name to "Thunderbolt" in 1921. [6]

According to tradition, Thunderbolt was named from an incident when lightning strike caused a spring to open up. [7]

Geography

Thunderbolt is located at 32°1'56" North, 81°3'6" West (32.032111, -81.051733). [8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 543
1920 72132.8%
1930 80211.2%
1940 88610.5%
1950 1,23839.7%
1960 1,92555.5%
1970 2,75042.9%
1980 2,165−21.3%
1990 2,78628.7%
2000 2,340−16.0%
2010 2,66814.0%
Est. 20192,623 [2] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 2,668 people, 1,088 households, and 565 families residing in the town. The population density was

There were 997 households, out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 17.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,327, and the median income for a family was $49,583. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $22,128 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,592. 13.6% of the population and 8.4% of families were below the poverty line. 33.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

See also

Related Research Articles

Worth County, Georgia County in Georgia, United States

Worth County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia.

Towns County, Georgia County in Georgia, United States

Towns County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,471. Its county seat is Hiawassee. The county was created on March 6, 1856 and named for United States lawyer, legislator, and politician George W. Towns.

Peach County, Georgia County in Georgia, United States

Peach County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,695. Its county seat is Fort Valley. Founded in 1924, it is the state's newest county, taken from Houston and Macon counties on July 8 of that year. Its namesake is the peach, on account of it being located in a peach-growing district.

Marion County, Georgia County in Georgia, United States

Marion County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 Census reflected a population of 8,742. The county seat is Buena Vista. The county was created on December 14, 1827. The county was named for General Francis Marion of South Carolina.

Malone, Florida Village in Florida, United States

Malone is a town in Jackson County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,088 at the 2010 census.

Girard, Georgia Town in Georgia, United States

Girard is a town in Burke County, Georgia, United States. The population was 156 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.

Wilmington Island, Georgia Census-designated place in Georgia, United States

Wilmington Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. The population was 15,138 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Savannah, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The communities of Wilmington Island form a large and affluent suburb of Savannah, where most residents work. The island lies east of Savannah between the town of Thunderbolt and the beach community of Tybee Island.

Mitchell, Georgia Town in Georgia, United States

Mitchell is a town in Glascock County, Georgia, United States. The population was 199 at the 2010 census. Mitchell is home to the Mitchell Depot Historical Museum.

Nicholson, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Nicholson is a city in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,696 at the 2010 census, up from 1,247 at the 2000 census.

Stapleton, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Stapleton is a city in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 438 at the 2010 census, up from 318 at the 2000 census.

Wadley, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Wadley is a city in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,061 at the 2010 census.

Mountain City, Georgia Town in Georgia, United States

Mountain City is an incorporated town in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,088 at the 2010 census. The town straddles the Eastern Continental Divide in a deep gap in the Blue Ridge Mountain front. The gap allows U.S. Route 441 to cross the range at an elevation of 2168 feet without the significant grade required by roadways at most other mountain passes along the Georgia Blue Ridge.

Glennville, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Glennville is a city in Tattnall County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 3,569.

Deepstep, Georgia Town in Georgia, United States

Deepstep is a town in Washington County, Georgia, United States. The population was 132 at the 2000 census.

Riddleville, Georgia Town in Georgia, United States

Riddleville is a town in Washington County, Georgia, United States. The population was 124 at the 2000 census.

West Milford, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

West Milford is a town in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 630 at the 2010 census.

New Haven, West Virginia Town in West Virginia, United States

New Haven is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,560 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Cassel, Wisconsin Town in Wisconsin, United States

Cassel is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 911 at the 2010 census.

Richmond, Shawano County, Wisconsin Town in Wisconsin, United States

Richmond is a town in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,719 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Red River and Thornton are located in the town.

Matteson, Wisconsin Town in Wisconsin, United States

Matteson is a town in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 956 at the 2000 census. The former unincorporated community of Hunting was located partially in the town.

References

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 226. ISBN   0-915430-00-2.
  6. Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly. 1921. p. 1122.
  7. Candler, Allen Daniel; Evans, Clement Anselm (1906). Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons. State historical association. p.  443.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.