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Louisville, Georgia
—  City  —
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°0′15″N 82°24′17″W / 33.00417°N 82.40472°W / 33.00417; -82.40472
Country United States
State Georgia
County Jefferson
Area
 - Total 3.7 sq mi (9.4 km2)
 - Land 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 322 ft (98 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,712
 - Density 733/sq mi (288.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30434
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-47560[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332271[2]

Louisville is a town in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,712 at the 2000 census. This town is the county seat of Jefferson County[3]. It is located southwest of Augusta on the Ogeechee River.

Louisville was laid out in 1786 as a prospective state capital of Georgia. Construction began later, and its state buildings were completed in 1795. The town of Louisville served as the state capital of Georgia from 1796 to 1806.

Louisville is also known as a location for a slave auction. The bell from the auction is still located there.

As a small town and county seat, there are many significant business and industries in Louisville now, including the county government. Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company, formerly First National Bank and Trust Company, was founded in 1902 and is currently headquartered in Louisville on U.S. Highway 1.

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Geography

Louisville is located at 33°0′15″N 82°24′17″W / 33.00417°N 82.40472°W / 33.00417; -82.40472 (33.004291, -82.404588)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, this town has a total area of about 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,712 people, 994 households, and 664 families residing in this town. The population density was 755.5 people per square mile (291.7/km²). There were 1,123 housing units at an average density of 312.8/sq mi (120.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.93% African American, 33.63% White, 0.04% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 994 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 27.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 77.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,883, and the median income for a family was $32,578. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $16,921 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,028. About 23.1% of families and 28.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 51.8% of those age 65 or over.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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