Nahunta, Georgia
Nahunta City Hall
Location in Brantley County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°12′16″N 81°58′56″W / 31.20444°N 81.98222°W / 31.20444; -81.98222Coordinates: 31°12′16″N 81°58′56″W / 31.20444°N 81.98222°W / 31.20444; -81.98222
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyBrantley
Area
 • Total2.83 sq mi (7.34 km2)
 • Land2.82 sq mi (7.30 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
66 ft (20 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,013
 • Density359.35/sq mi (138.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31553
Area code(s)912
FIPS code13-54124[2]
GNIS feature ID0319189[3]

Nahunta is a city in Brantley County, Georgia, United States. It is the county seat of Brantley County.[4] It is part of the Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,053 at the 2010 census.[5] The city is an important crossroad which is intersected by U.S. Route 82 and U.S. Route 301 in its downtown area.

History

Girl grinding sugarcane to make syrup, near Nahunta, circa 1910.
Girl grinding sugarcane to make syrup, near Nahunta, circa 1910.

Nahunta, originally called Victoria, was founded about 1870. It is believed that the town was renamed in 1899 for timber executive N.A. Hunter, but the origin of the name has never been officially verified. [1][2] In 1923, the seat of Brantley County was transferred to Nahunta from Hoboken.[6]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Nahunta as a city in 1925.[7]

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Nahunta gained national attention for its armadillo festival during the first weekend in May, that included the "Brantley County Armadillo Olympics" and "a cookout with armadillo prominently featured on the menu" [8]

Geography

Nahunta is located at 31°12′16″N 81°58′56″W / 31.20444°N 81.98222°W / 31.20444; -81.98222 (31.204527, -81.982285).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.65%, is water.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930352
194056159.4%
195073931.7%
196095228.8%
19709742.3%
1980951−2.4%
19901,04910.3%
2000930−11.3%
20101,05313.2%
20201,013−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2020 census

Nahunta racial composition[11]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 734 72.46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 208 20.53%
Native American 3 0.3%
Asian 3 0.3%
Other/Mixed 33 3.26%
Hispanic or Latino 32 3.16%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,013 people, 332 households, and 189 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,053 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 78.8% White, 17.2% Black, 0.1% from some other race and 1.8% from two or more races. 2.1% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 930 people, 375 households, and 253 families living in the city. The population density was 311.2 people per square mile (120.1/km2). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 157.3 per square mile (60.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.30% White, 24.30% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 375 households, out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.3% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,368, and the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $26,184 versus $21,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,790. About 22.0% of families and 30.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 19.3% of those age 65 or over.


Education

Brantley County School District

Brantley County students in grades Kindergarten to grade twelve are in the Brantley County School District, which consists of six elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.[12] The district has 196 full-time teachers and over 3,332 students.[13]

See also

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 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Nahunta city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 240. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ "Armadillo Race More Scrabble Than Dash", The New York Times, May 6, 1979, p. A26
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  12. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  13. ^ School Stats, Retrieved May 31, 2010.