Ashburn, Georgia
Ashburn City Hall
Ashburn City Hall
Peanut Capital of the World
Location in Turner County and the state of Georgia
Location in Turner County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°42′16″N 83°39′14″W / 31.70444°N 83.65389°W / 31.70444; -83.65389Coordinates: 31°42′16″N 83°39′14″W / 31.70444°N 83.65389°W / 31.70444; -83.65389
CountryUnited States
 • MayorSandra Lumpkin
 • Total4.80 sq mi (12.43 km2)
 • Land4.75 sq mi (12.29 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
427 ft (130 m)
 • Total4,291
 • Density904.13/sq mi (349.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code229
FIPS code13-03236[2]
GNIS feature ID0354404[3]

The city of Ashburn is the county seat of Turner County, Georgia, United States. As of 2010, the city had a population of 4,152.[4] Ashburn's government is classified as a council/manager form of municipal government.

Ashburn is noted for its peanuts and a fire ant festival.


The town of Marion was founded in 1888, and changed its name to Ashburn when it was incorporated in 1890. Ashburn was designated seat of Turner County when it was established in 1905.[5] The community was named after W. W. Ashburn, a pioneer citizen.[6]

Legal Publications for the City of Ashburn is The Wiregrass Farmer.


Ashburn is located at 31°42′16″N 83°39′14″W / 31.70444°N 83.65389°W / 31.70444; -83.65389 (31.704378, -83.653786).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.5 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.66%) is water.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census

Ashburn racial composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,109 25.84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,831 65.98%
Native American 3 0.07%
Asian 37 0.86%
Other/Mixed 119 2.77%
Hispanic or Latino 192 4.47%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,291 people, 1,500 households, and 1,061 families residing in the city.

2000 census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,419 people, 1,624 households, and 1,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 978.6 inhabitants per square mile (377.8/km2). There were 1,846 housing units at an average density of 408.8 per square mile (157.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 65.22% African American, 32.59% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 1.65% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 1,624 households, out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 27.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 30.7% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,702, and the median income for a family was $21,481. Males had a median income of $22,328 versus $16,269 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,786. About 29.6% of families and 38.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.6% of those under age 18 and 29.3% of those age 65 or over.



Ashburn residents are served by the Turner County School District which offers pre-school through grade twelve education, and has one elementary school, a middle school, a high school, and a speciality school.[10] The district has 126 full-time teachers and over 1,145 students.[11]


Ashburn is served by a public library, the Victoria Evans Memorial Library.[12]


Ashburn welcome sign
Ashburn welcome sign
Peanut statue
Peanut statue

Every fourth weekend in March, Ashburn holds the Fire Ant Festival. This offers an art show, carnival rides, a car show, strawberry cook off, BBQ competition, health show, and fireworks. Some events are tailored to the festival itself, such as the Fire Ant Call, Find the Fire Ant, Fire Ant 5k, and Miss Fire Ant Pageant.

Notable people


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ United States Census
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 217. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins. Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 8. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  10. ^ [0=field_district:154|date=July 2019|Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  11. ^ [0=field_district:154 School Stats] Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  12. ^ "Homepage". Victoria Evans Memorial Library. Archived from the original on 1 December 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021.