Morgan, Georgia
Morgan City Hall
Morgan City Hall
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Georgia
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°32′20″N 84°36′4″W / 31.53889°N 84.60111°W / 31.53889; -84.60111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyCalhoun
Area
 • Total1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
 • Land1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
246 ft (75 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,741
 • Density1,329.01/sq mi (513.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
39866
Area code229
FIPS code13-52696[2]
GNIS feature ID0318451[3]

Morgan is a city in Calhoun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,741 at the 2020 census.[4] The city is the county seat of Calhoun County.[5]

History

Morgan was founded in 1854 as seat of the newly formed Calhoun County. It was incorporated as a city in 1856.[6] The city was named after Hiram Morgan, a county official.[7]

From 1923 to 1929, Morgan was replaced as county seat by Arlington, Georgia after a referendum. It became county seat again after an additional referendum.

Geography

Morgan is located near the center of Calhoun County at 31°32′20″N 84°36′4″W / 31.53889°N 84.60111°W / 31.53889; -84.60111 (31.538877, -84.601034).[8] It is 30 miles (48 km) west of Albany and 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Blakely. According to the United States Census Bureau, Morgan has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1860187
1870126−32.6%
1880111−11.9%
189018062.2%
190024033.3%
191030225.8%
192034112.9%
1930249−27.0%
194028213.3%
19503047.8%
1960293−3.6%
1970280−4.4%
198036430.0%
1990252−30.8%
20001,464481.0%
20101,86127.1%
20201,741−6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2020[11]
Morgan city, Georgia – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020[11] % 2020
White alone (NH) 502 28.83%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,180 67.78%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 3 0.17%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 13 0.75%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 43 2.47%
Total 1,741 100.00%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,464 people, 108 households, and 69 families residing in the city. In 2020, its population increased to 1,741.

Notable people

References

  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 January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Morgan city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 240. 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. 151. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Morgan city, Georgia (revision of 03-26-2012)". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  10. ^ "Decennial Census by Decade". US Census Bureau.
  11. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Morgan city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.