Union Point, Georgia

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Union Point, Georgia
Motto(s): 
"Living - Growing" [1]
Greene County Georgia Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Union Point Highlighted.svg
Location in Greene County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°36′59″N83°4′26″W / 33.61639°N 83.07389°W / 33.61639; -83.07389 Coordinates: 33°36′59″N83°4′26″W / 33.61639°N 83.07389°W / 33.61639; -83.07389
Country United States
State Georgia
County Greene
Area
[2]
  Total1.94 sq mi (5.03 km2)
  Land1.92 sq mi (4.97 km2)
  Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
673 ft (205 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,617
  Estimate 
(2019) [3]
1,899
  Density990.61/sq mi (382.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30669
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-78380 [4]
GNIS feature ID0356607 [5]
Website www.unionpointga.org

Union Point is a city in Greene County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census the city population was 1,617. [6]

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History

Union Point was laid out in 1834, when the railroad was extended to that point. [7] The name "Union Point" reflects the fact a railroad junction ("union" of rails) met at the site. [8]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Union Point as a city in 1904. [9]

Geography

Union Point is located in eastern Greene County at 33°36′59″N83°4′26″W / 33.61639°N 83.07389°W / 33.61639; -83.07389 (33.616263, -83.073905). [10] U.S. Route 278 passes through the city as Lamb Avenue, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to Crawfordville and west 7 miles (11 km) to Greensboro, the Greene County seat. Georgia State Route 77 leads north 23 miles (37 km) to Lexington and south 5 miles (8 km) to Interstate 20 at Siloam, and State Route 44 leads northeast 22 miles (35 km) to Washington.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Union Point has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 1.34%, is water. [6]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880 576
1910 1,363
1920 1,126−17.4%
1930 1,62744.5%
1940 1,566−3.7%
1950 1,72410.1%
1960 1,615−6.3%
1970 1,6240.6%
1980 1,7507.8%
1990 1,7530.2%
2000 1,669−4.8%
2010 1,617−3.1%
Est. 20191,899 [3] 17.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [11]

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 1,669 people, 651 households, and 421 families residing in the city. The population density was 811.4 people per square mile (312.8/km2). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 361.7 per square mile (139.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 51.47% White, 46.38% African American, 0.66% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.

There were 651 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 24.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,384, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $26,484 versus $20,071 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,715. About 14.0% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.1% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

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References

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  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
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  9. Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly. 1904. p. 678.
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