Abbeville, Georgia
City
Confederate monument and historic marker to Jefferson Davis at Wilcox County Library in Abbeville
Confederate monument and historic marker to Jefferson Davis at Wilcox County Library in Abbeville
Nickname: 
Wild Hog Capitol of Georgia
Location in Wilcox County and the state of Georgia
Location in Wilcox County and the state of Georgia
Abbeville, Georgia is located in Georgia
Abbeville, Georgia
Abbeville, Georgia
Abbeville, Georgia is located in the United States
Abbeville, Georgia
Abbeville, Georgia
Abbeville, Georgia is located in North America
Abbeville, Georgia
Abbeville, Georgia
Coordinates: 31°59′30″N 83°18′27″W / 31.99167°N 83.30750°W / 31.99167; -83.30750
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyWilcox
Area
 • Total3.09 sq mi (8.01 km2)
 • Land3.06 sq mi (7.92 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
256 ft (78 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,685
 • Density878.31/sq mi (339.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31001
Area code229
FIPS code13-00184[2]
GNIS feature ID0354256[3]
Websiteabbevillega.org

Abbeville is a city in Wilcox County, Georgia, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 2,685.[4] The city is the county seat of Wilcox County.[5]

History

Abbeville was founded in 1857 as seat of the newly formed Wilcox County. The town was incorporated in 1883.[6] According to one tradition, the city was named after Abbie McNally, the wife of the original owner of the site, while another tradition states the name is a transfer from Abbeville, South Carolina.[7] The current Wilcox County Courthouse was built in 1903 and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Abbeville was home to the Georgia Normal College and Business Institute.

In 1910 Abbeville had a population of 1,201.[8] In 1950 it had a population of 890.[9]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.65%) is water.

Climate

Climate data for Abbeville, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 61.2
(16.2)
61.4
(16.3)
70.6
(21.4)
78.0
(25.6)
84.9
(29.4)
90.2
(32.3)
92.2
(33.4)
91.8
(33.2)
87.5
(30.8)
79.1
(26.2)
69.8
(21.0)
61.2
(16.2)
77.3
(25.2)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 34.1
(1.2)
35.6
(2.0)
42.9
(6.1)
49.7
(9.8)
59.4
(15.2)
67.7
(19.8)
70.2
(21.2)
70.4
(21.3)
63.9
(17.7)
52.5
(11.4)
41.7
(5.4)
35.0
(1.7)
51.9
(11.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.1
(100)
4.4
(110)
4.6
(120)
3.4
(86)
3.4
(86)
4.0
(100)
5.5
(140)
4.5
(110)
3.7
(94)
2.2
(56)
2.7
(69)
3.5
(89)
45.9
(1,170)
Source: Weatherbase[10]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
188061
1890657977.0%
19001,15275.3%
19101,2014.3%
19201,119−6.8%
19301,018−9.0%
19401,010−0.8%
1950890−11.9%
1960872−2.0%
1970781−10.4%
198098526.1%
1990907−7.9%
20002,298153.4%
20102,90826.5%
20202,685−7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1850-1870[12] 1880[13]
1890-1910[14] 1920-1930[15]
1930-1940[16] 1940-1950[17]
1960-1980[18]1980-2000[19]
2010[20] 2020[21]
Abbeville city, Georgia – Racial and Ethnic Composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[20] Pop 2020[21] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 1,087 943 37.38% 35.12%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,607 1,639 55.26% 61.04%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 2 0 0.07% 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 14 8 0.48% 0.30%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 6 0 0.21% 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 39 19 1.34% 0.71%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 153 76 5.26% 2.83%
Total 2,908 2,685 100.00% 100.00%

In 2010, the city had a population of 2,908, which increased to 2,685 at the 2020 census.

Area events

The Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival is held annually in May.[citation needed]

Education

The Wilcox County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.[22] The district has 90 full-time teachers and over 1,439 students.[23]

The schools, located in Rochelle, are:

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Abbeville city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 215. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 1. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ Farm Journal Complete Atlas of the World. 1912 Edition
  9. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Atlas, 1959 Edition, p. 298
  10. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Abbeville, Georgia". Weatherbase. 2011.Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  11. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decade". US Census Bureau.
  12. ^ "1870 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1870.
  13. ^ "1880 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1880.
  14. ^ "1910 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1930.
  15. ^ "1930 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1930. p. 251-256.
  16. ^ "1940 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1940.
  17. ^ "1950 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1980.
  18. ^ "1980 Census of Population - Number of Inhabitants - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1980.
  19. ^ "2000 Census of Population - General Population Characteristics - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000.
  20. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Abbeville city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.
  21. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Abbeville city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.
  22. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  23. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 30, 2010.