Hazlehurst, Georgia
Howardhurst
Hazlehurst City Hall
Hazlehurst City Hall
Motto: 
"Come linger' longer"
Location in Jeff Davis County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jeff Davis County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°51′58″N 82°35′58″W / 31.86611°N 82.59944°W / 31.86611; -82.59944
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyJeff Davis
Named forGeorge Hazlehurst
Government
 • MayorJohn Ramay
Area
 • Total4.81 sq mi (12.45 km2)
 • Land4.73 sq mi (12.26 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
Elevation
249 ft (76 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,088
 • Density863.72/sq mi (333.48/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31539
Area code912
FIPS code13-37564[2]
GNIS feature ID0315266[3]
Websitehttp://www.hazlehurstga.gov

Hazlehurst is a city in and the county seat of Jeff Davis County, Georgia, United States.[4] The population was 4,088 in 2020.

History

Hazlehurst was founded circa 1880 as a depot on the Macon and Brunswick Railroad.[5] The community was named for railroad surveyor Col. George Hazlehurst.[6]

Geography

Hazlehurst is located in southeast Georgia, and is served by U.S. routes 23, 221 and 341.

Climate

Climate data for Hazlehurst, Georgia, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1918–2015
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 85
(29)
84
(29)
93
(34)
95
(35)
102
(39)
105
(41)
107
(42)
104
(40)
106
(41)
97
(36)
88
(31)
85
(29)
107
(42)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 60.3
(15.7)
64.1
(17.8)
70.9
(21.6)
77.8
(25.4)
85.1
(29.5)
89.7
(32.1)
92.4
(33.6)
91.4
(33.0)
86.6
(30.3)
78.7
(25.9)
69.8
(21.0)
62.5
(16.9)
77.4
(25.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) 49.1
(9.5)
52.4
(11.3)
58.8
(14.9)
65.5
(18.6)
73.3
(22.9)
79.2
(26.2)
82.1
(27.8)
81.2
(27.3)
76.3
(24.6)
66.9
(19.4)
57.5
(14.2)
51.4
(10.8)
66.1
(19.0)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 37.9
(3.3)
40.7
(4.8)
46.7
(8.2)
53.2
(11.8)
61.5
(16.4)
68.8
(20.4)
71.7
(22.1)
71.0
(21.7)
66.0
(18.9)
55.2
(12.9)
45.2
(7.3)
40.3
(4.6)
54.9
(12.7)
Record low °F (°C) 10
(−12)
18
(−8)
20
(−7)
29
(−2)
40
(4)
47
(8)
58
(14)
56
(13)
45
(7)
28
(−2)
19
(−7)
15
(−9)
10
(−12)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.15
(105)
4.21
(107)
4.41
(112)
3.65
(93)
3.30
(84)
5.28
(134)
4.50
(114)
6.87
(174)
4.47
(114)
2.95
(75)
2.98
(76)
4.09
(104)
50.86
(1,292)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.25)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.4 10.2 9.1 7.6 7.1 12.5 12.4 13.3 11.4 8.6 7.1 9.7 119.4
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Source 1: NOAA[7]
Source 2: XMACIS2[8]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1890290
1900793173.4%
19101,18148.9%
19201,38317.1%
19301,378−0.4%
19401,73225.7%
19502,68755.1%
19603,69937.7%
19704,0659.9%
19804,2985.7%
19904,202−2.2%
20003,787−9.9%
20104,22611.6%
20204,088−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Hazlehurst racial composition as of 2020[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,078 50.83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,359 33.24%
Native American 9 0.22%
Asian 22 0.54%
Pacific Islander 3 0.07%
Other/Mixed 123 3.01%
Hispanic or Latino 494 12.08%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,088 people, 1,494 households, and 894 families residing in the city.

Education

Jeff Davis County School District

The Jeff Davis County School District consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.[11] The district has 149 full-time teachers and over 2,624 students.[12]

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 January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 233. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 106. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "U.S. Climate Normals Quick Access – Station: Hazlehurst, GA". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  8. ^ "xmACIS2". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 20, 2010.