Bainbridge, Georgia

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Bainbridge, Georgia
City
Bainbridge City Hall
Bainbridge City Hall
Motto: "Georgia's First Inland Port"[1]
Location in Decatur County and the state of Georgia
Location in Decatur County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°54′17″N 84°34′16″W / 30.90472°N 84.57111°W / 30.90472; -84.57111Coordinates: 30°54′17″N 84°34′16″W / 30.90472°N 84.57111°W / 30.90472; -84.57111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyDecatur
Government
 • MayorEdward Reynolds Jr.
Area
 • City18.9 sq mi (48.9 km2)
 • Land17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
Elevation121 ft (37 m)
Population (2010)
 • City12,697
 • Density620.2/sq mi (239.7/km2)
 • Metro29,890
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code39817,39819
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-04896[2]
GNIS feature ID0354431[3]
WebsiteCity of Bainbridge Georgia Website
 
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Bainbridge, Georgia
City
Bainbridge City Hall
Bainbridge City Hall
Motto: "Georgia's First Inland Port"[1]
Location in Decatur County and the state of Georgia
Location in Decatur County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°54′17″N 84°34′16″W / 30.90472°N 84.57111°W / 30.90472; -84.57111Coordinates: 30°54′17″N 84°34′16″W / 30.90472°N 84.57111°W / 30.90472; -84.57111
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyDecatur
Government
 • MayorEdward Reynolds Jr.
Area
 • City18.9 sq mi (48.9 km2)
 • Land17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
Elevation121 ft (37 m)
Population (2010)
 • City12,697
 • Density620.2/sq mi (239.7/km2)
 • Metro29,890
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code39817,39819
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-04896[2]
GNIS feature ID0354431[3]
WebsiteCity of Bainbridge Georgia Website

Bainbridge is a city in Decatur County, Georgia, United States. The city is the county seat of Decatur County[4].

As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,697.[5]

History[edit]

The town was named after U.S. Navy Commodore William Bainbridge,[6] and was incorporated on December 22, 1829.[7]

In 1824, Bainbridge was designated seat of the newly formed Decatur County.[8]

Geography[edit]

Bainbridge is located at 30°54′17″N 84°34′16″W / 30.90472°N 84.57111°W / 30.90472; -84.57111 (30.904846, -84.571013)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.9 square miles (49.0 km2), of which 17.7 square miles (45.8 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (6.15%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
19406,352
19507,56219.0%
196012,71468.1%
197010,887−14.4%
198010,553−3.1%
199010,7121.5%
200011,7229.4%
201015,69733.9%

2012=19789

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,722 people, 4,444 households, and 3,013 families residing in the city. The population density was 255.6/km² (661.8/sq mi, Georgia average is 141.4/sq mi, U.S. average is 79.6/sq mi). There were 5,051 housing units at an average density of 285.2 per square mile (110.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.34% African American (Georgia 28.7%, U.S. 12.3%), 47.48% White (Georgia 65.1%, U.S. 75.1%), 0.12% Native American (Georgia 0.3%, U.S. 0.9%), 0.64% Asian (Georgia 2.1%, U.S. 3.6%), 0.02% Pacific Islander (Georgia 0.1%, U.S. 0.1%), 0.78% from other races (Georgia 2.4%, U.S. 5.5%), and 0.61% from two or more races (Georgia 1.4%, U.S. 2.4%). 2.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race (Georgia 5.3%, U.S. 12.5%).

There were 4,444 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09.

Historic home in Bainbridge.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,869, and the median income for a family was $30,557. Males had a median income of $28,918 versus $21,518 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,589. About 24.0% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.1% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual cultural events[edit]

The Riverside Artsfest is held each year the first weekend of May.

The Swine Time Festival and Decatur Fall Festival and Far are annual events.[10]

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

The Decatur County courthouse was constructed in 1902, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[11]

Education[edit]

Decatur County School District[edit]

The Decatur County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school.[12] The district has 384 full-time teachers and over 5,782 students.[13]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The city is a seaport linked to the Gulf of Mexico via Florida's Apalachicola River. Officially known as Port Bainbridge, these facilities are managed entirely by the Georgia Ports Authority.

The Decatur County Industrial Air Park, located 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of the city, provides general aviation service to the community.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Bainbridge Georgia Website". City of Bainbridge Georgia Website. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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. ^ http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_SF1_GCTP2.ST13&prodType=table
  6. ^ "Profile for Bainbridge, Georgia, GA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bainbridge". Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 220. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Bainbridge". Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bainbridge". Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  12. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  13. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 8, 2010.

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