Talmo is a town in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 180 at the 2010 census.[5]

Talmo, Georgia
Motto(s): 
"The Jewel of Jackson County"[1]
Location in Jackson County and the state of Georgia
Location in Jackson County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°11′15″N 83°42′59″W / 34.18750°N 83.71639°W / 34.18750; -83.71639Coordinates: 34°11′15″N 83°42′59″W / 34.18750°N 83.71639°W / 34.18750; -83.71639
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyJackson
Area
 • Total2.12 sq mi (5.49 km2)
 • Land2.09 sq mi (5.42 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
915 ft (279 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total180
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
192
 • Density86/sq mi (33.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30575
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-75412[3]
GNIS feature ID0323901[4]
Talmo Rail Depot

Talmo calls itself "The Jewel of Jackson County".[1]

HistoryEdit

"Talmo" is a name derived from the Creek language meaning "home of the Chief Tallassee".[6] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Talmo as a town in 1920.[7]

GeographyEdit

Talmo is located in northwestern Jackson County at 34°11′15″N 83°42′59″W / 34.18750°N 83.71639°W / 34.18750; -83.71639 (34.187587, -83.716387).[8] It is bordered to the southeast by Pendergrass. U.S. Route 129 passes through the town, leading northwest 11 miles (18 km) to Gainesville and southeast 10 miles (16 km) to Jefferson, the Jackson county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 1.16%, are water.[5] The town is drained by tributaries of the Middle Oconee River.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1930131
1990189
2000477152.4%
2010180−62.3%
Est. 2016192[2]6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 477 people, 146 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population density was 275.5 people per square mile (106.5/km²). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 86.6 per square mile (33.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.45% White, 4.19% African American, 0.21% Native American, 13.21% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.82% of the population.

There were 146 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 9.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 13.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 119.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,750, and the median income for a family was $31,442. Males had a median income of $20,938 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,256. About 12.6% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "City of Talmo Georgia". City of Talmo Georgia. Archived from the original on November 13, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Talmo town, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 221. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1920. p. 1549.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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