Waverly Hall, Georgia

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Waverly Hall, Georgia
Waverly Hall Georgia Government and Arts Building.JPG
The Waverly Hall Government & Arts Building
Harris County Georgia Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Waverly Hall Highlighted.svg
Location in Harris County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°41′5″N84°44′18″W / 32.68472°N 84.73833°W / 32.68472; -84.73833 Coordinates: 32°41′5″N84°44′18″W / 32.68472°N 84.73833°W / 32.68472; -84.73833
Country United States
State Georgia
County Harris
Area
  Total3.36 sq mi (8.70 km2)
  Land3.34 sq mi (8.64 km2)
  Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
741 ft (226 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total735
  Estimate 
(2016) [1]
759
  Density247/sq mi (95.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31831
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-80844 [2]
GNIS feature ID0333376 [3]
Website waverlyhallga.gov

Waverly Hall is a town in Harris County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 735 at the 2010 census, [4] and in 2015 the estimated population was 823. [5]

Harris County, Georgia County in the United States

Harris County is a county located in the west-central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia; its western border with the state of Alabama is formed by the Chattahoochee River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,024. The county seat is Hamilton. The largest city in the county is Pine Mountain, a resort town that is home to the world-famous Callaway Gardens Resort and Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. Harris County was created on December 14, 1827, and named for Charles Harris, a Georgia judge and attorney.

Georgia (U.S. state) State of the United States of America

Georgia is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Georgia is the 24th largest and 8th-most populous of the 50 United States. Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, and to the west by Alabama. The state's nicknames include the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, a "beta(+)" global city, is both the state's capital and largest city. The Atlanta metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 5,949,951 in 2018, is the 9th most populous metropolitan area in the United States and contains about 60% of the entire state population.

Columbus, Georgia Consolidated city-county in Georgia, United States

Columbus is a consolidated city-county located on the west central border of the U.S. state of Georgia. Located on the Chattahoochee River directly across from Phenix City, Alabama, Columbus is the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it officially merged in 1970. Columbus is the third-largest city in Georgia and the fourth-largest metropolitan area. According to the 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus has a population of 194,058 residents, with 303,811 in the Columbus metropolitan area. The metro area joins the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus–Auburn–Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which has a 2017 estimated population of 499,128.

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History

A post office called Waverly was established in 1829. [6] The community derives its name from Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. [7]

Waverley Novels

The Waverley Novels are a long series of novels by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). For nearly a century, they were among the most popular and widely read novels in all of Europe.

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Waverly Hall as a town in 1914. [8]

Georgia General Assembly


The Georgia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Georgia. It is bicameral, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Geography

Waverly Hall is located in west-central Georgia at 32°41′5″N84°44′18″W / 32.68472°N 84.73833°W / 32.68472; -84.73833 (32.684607, -84.738405), [9] in eastern Harris County. Alternate U.S. Route 27 and Georgia State Route 85 run northeast to southeast through the city, leading southwest 24 miles (39 km) to Columbus and north 10 miles (16 km) to Shiloh. The two highways meet Georgia State Route 208 in the northern city limits. Atlanta is 83 miles (134 km) by road to the northeast.

U.S. Route 27 Alternate (Georgia) highway in Georgia, United States

U.S. Route 27 Alternate is an alternate route of US 27. It travels from the northwestern corner of Columbus northeast to just before Shiloh, north to Greenville, and northwest to Carrollton.

Georgia State Route 85 highway in Georgia

State Route 85 (SR 85) is a 96.5-mile-long (155.3 km) state highway in the west-central part of the U.S. state of Georgia. It travels within portions of Muscogee, Harris, Talbot, Meriwether, Coweta, Fayette, and Clayton counties. It connects the Columbus and Forest Park areas, via Manchester, Woodbury, Senoia, Fayetteville, and Riverdale.

Shiloh, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Shiloh is a city in Harris County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia–Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 445.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.60%, are water. [4]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1930 515
1940 56910.5%
1950 69021.3%
1960 7123.2%
1970 671−5.8%
1980 91336.1%
1990 769−15.8%
2000 709−7.8%
2010 7353.7%
Est. 2016759 [1] 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [10]

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 709 people, 249 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 211.2 people per square mile (81.5/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.92% White, 47.53% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 249 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% 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 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,250, and the median income for a family was $36,458. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $16,923 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,388. About 20.7% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.9% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

The Village Green rail trail offers residents a walking track and playground. [11]

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