Winder, Georgia

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Winder, Georgia
—  City  —
Barrow County Courthouse
Motto: "City of Opportunity"[1]
Location in Barrow County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°59′47″N 83°43′15″W / 33.99639°N 83.72083°W / 33.99639; -83.72083Coordinates: 33°59′47″N 83°43′15″W / 33.99639°N 83.72083°W / 33.99639; -83.72083
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyBarrow
Area
 • Total11.2 sq mi (29 km2)
 • Land10.8 sq mi (28.1 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation988 ft (301 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total14,099
 • Density910.8/sq mi (351.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code30680
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-83420[2]
GNIS feature ID0325442[3]
WebsiteCity of Winder Georgia Website
 
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Winder, Georgia
—  City  —
Barrow County Courthouse
Motto: "City of Opportunity"[1]
Location in Barrow County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°59′47″N 83°43′15″W / 33.99639°N 83.72083°W / 33.99639; -83.72083Coordinates: 33°59′47″N 83°43′15″W / 33.99639°N 83.72083°W / 33.99639; -83.72083
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyBarrow
Area
 • Total11.2 sq mi (29 km2)
 • Land10.8 sq mi (28.1 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation988 ft (301 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total14,099
 • Density910.8/sq mi (351.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code30680
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-83420[2]
GNIS feature ID0325442[3]
WebsiteCity of Winder Georgia Website

Winder is a city in Barrow County, Georgia, United States. The population was 14,099 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Barrow County[4].

The first syllable of Winder is pronounced like "wine".

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History

Winder was incorporated in 1893,[5] and named after John H. Winder, a railroad builder.[6]

Geography

Winder is located at 33°59′47″N 83°43′15″W / 33.99639°N 83.72083°W / 33.99639; -83.72083 (33.996495, -83.720873)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.2 square miles (29 km2), of which, 10.8 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (3.21%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,201 people, 3,877 households, and 2,632 families residing in the city. The population density was 941.5 people per square mile (363.3/km²). There were 4,098 housing units at an average density of 378.2 per square mile (146.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.91% White, 18.02% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.72% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

There were 3,877 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,924, and the median income for a family was $40,896. Males had a median income of $31,371 versus $21,736 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,108. About 10.3% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.

It lacks the many retail establishments and restaurants of its neighbors. In November 2011, Winder residents approved Sunday alcohol sales, becoming one of the first cities in Georgia to lift the ban.[8]

Arts and culture

National Register of Historic Places

The county courthouse in Winder was built in 1920, and is listed under the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

Museums and other points of interest

The Barrow County Museum is located in the old Barrow County Jail and was built around 1915. It features a hanging tower and jail cells.[10]

Education

Public Schools

Winder Public Schools are part of the Barrow County School District. The district serves grades pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of eight elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools.[11] The district has 610 full-time teachers and over 9,362 students.[12]

Private schools

Colleges and universities

Notable people

Georgia State Route 81 in Winder in May 2009.

References

  1. ^ "City of Winder Georgia". City of Winder Georgia. http://www.cityofwinder.com/. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ "Winder". Georgia Department of Community Affairs. http://www.dca.state.ga.us/cityscapes/comm.asp?D=1&city=Winder&YRID=. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  6. ^ [The community was named after John H. Winder, railroad builder. "Profile for Winder, Georgia, GA"]. ePodunk. The community was named after John H. Winder, railroad builder.. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Sunday-Sales-Begin-in-Winder-2011114-am-sd
  9. ^ "Winder". Georgia Department of Community Affairs. http://www.dca.state.ga.us/cityscapes/comm.asp?D=1&city=Winder&YRID=. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "Winder". Georgia Department of Community Affairs. http://www.dca.state.ga.us/cityscapes/comm.asp?D=1&city=Winder&YRID=. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  11. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  13. ^ Lanier Technical College, Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  14. ^ "Russell, Richard Brevard, Jr., (1897 - 1971)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000536. Retrieved September 6, 2012.

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