Good Hope, Georgia

Good Hope is a town in Walton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 210 at the 2000 census.

Good Hope, Georgia
Georgia State Route 83 in Good Hope
Location in Walton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Walton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°47′13″N 83°36′35″W / 33.78694°N 83.60972°W / 33.78694; -83.60972Coordinates: 33°47′13″N 83°36′35″W / 33.78694°N 83.60972°W / 33.78694; -83.60972
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyWalton
Government
 • MayorJimmy Guthrie [1]
Area
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Land1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
797 ft (243 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total274
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
291
 • Density118/sq mi (45.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30641
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-33896[3]
GNIS feature ID0314680[4]
Websitegoodhopega.com

HistoryEdit

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place as the Town of Good Hope in 1905.[5] The community was so named on account of the first settlers' "good hope" their town would grow to become prosperous.[6]

GeographyEdit

Good Hope is located at 33°47′13″N 83°36′35″W / 33.78694°N 83.60972°W / 33.78694; -83.60972 (33.786925, -83.609638).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.56% is water.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910151
192024864.2%
1930194−21.8%
194021912.9%
1950189−13.7%
1960165−12.7%
197020222.4%
1980200−1.0%
1990181−9.5%
200021016.0%
201027430.5%
Est. 2016291[2]6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 210 people, 85 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 119.2 people per square mile (46.1/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 50.5 per square mile (19.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.71% White, 0.95% African American, 1.43% Native American, 0.48% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 85 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,250, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,957. About 9.7% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable personEdit

Moina Michael, a.k.a., the Poppy Lady, was born in the town of Good Hope, in 1869. She pioneered the symbol of the silk poppy in tribute to World War I veterans.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mayor's Office". National Pest Management Association. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1905. p. 855.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 95. 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". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.