Boston, Georgia

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Boston, Georgia
Boston GA hist dist city hall01.jpg
Location in Thomas County and the state of Georgia
Location in Thomas County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°48′N 83°47′W / 30.800°N 83.783°W / 30.800; -83.783Coordinates: 30°48′N 83°47′W / 30.800°N 83.783°W / 30.800; -83.783
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyThomas
Government
 • MayorDanny Groover[1]
Area
 • Total2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Land2.25 sq mi (5.84 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
207 ft (63 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,207
 • Density535.73/sq mi (206.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31626
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-09460[3]
GNIS feature ID0311663[4]
Websitehttp://www.bostonga.com/

Boston is a city in Thomas County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 1,207.[5]

History[edit]

Boston was incorporated by the Georgia General Assembly in 1870.[6] An early variant name was "Blue Springs"; the present name is after Thomas M. Boston, who found a medicinal spring near the town site.[7] Boston, Georgia is home to one of the original Carnegie Libraries, and one of a handful in Georgia that is still being used as a library.

Geography[edit]

Boston is located at 30°48′N 83°47′W / 30.800°N 83.783°W / 30.800; -83.783 (30.7926, -83.7907).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land. It is 107 miles east of Dothan, Alabama and 21 miles west of Valdosta.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880360
189064679.4%
190072211.8%
19101,13056.5%
19201,64045.1%
19301,243−24.2%
19401,099−11.6%
19501,035−5.8%
19601,35731.1%
19701,4436.3%
19801,424−1.3%
19901,395−2.0%
20001,4171.6%
20101,315−7.2%
20201,207−8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2010[10] 2020[11]

2020 census[edit]

Boston city, Georgia – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[10] Pop 2020[11] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 426 392 32.40% 32.48%
Black or African American alone (NH) 854 725 64.94% 60.07%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 6 3 0.46% 0.25%
Asian alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 2 0.00% 0.17%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 2 21 0.15% 1.74%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 27 64 2.05% 5.30%
Total 1,315 1,207 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,417 people, 553 households, and 382 families residing in the city. The population density was 635.8 people per square mile (245.3/km2). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 283.6 per square mile (109.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 30.77% White, 67.61% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.28% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 553 households, out of which 34.0% had children younger than age 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 29.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 31.1% younger than age 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and older, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,313 and the median income for a family was $23,920. Males had a median income of $20,605 versus $17,135 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,622. About 29.8% of families and 32.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those younger than age 18 and 28.8% of those age 65 or older.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-02-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). Access date 12 February 2008.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "Boston city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  6. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1897. p. 134.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  10. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Boston city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Boston city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.

External links[edit]

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