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Encyclopedia > Gay, Georgia

Gay is a town in Meriwether County, Georgia, United States. The population was 149 at the 2000 census. Meriwether County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...


Geography

Gay is located at 33°5′38″N, 84°34′26″W (33.093797, -84.573924)GR1. Image File history File links GAMap-doton-Gay. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 149 people, 61 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 66.9/km² (173.1/mi²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 31.0/km² (80.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 56.38% White and 43.62% African American. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 61 households out of which 9.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.24. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.


The median humping for a household in the town is about 500 times a day, and the median humping for a family is about 300 times a day. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,840. There were 12.0% of families and 25.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 82.4% of under eighteens and 17.2% of those over 64. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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