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Eastman, Georgia

Eastman, Georgia
City
Eastman City Hall in Eastman
Eastman City Hall in Eastman
Nickname(s): Azalea City, Paris of the Wiregrass[1]

Location in Georgia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Georgia
County Dodge
Area
 • Total 5.47 sq mi (14.16 km2)
 • Land 5.42 sq mi (14.03 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (119 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,962
 • Density 916/sq mi (353.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31023
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-25552[2]
GNIS feature ID 0355610[3]
Website .comcityofeastman

Eastman is a city in United States. The population was 4,962 at the 2010 census.[4] The city was established in 1872, and is the county seat of Dodge County.[5] The first Stuckey's store, now well known throughout the Southeastern United States, was founded in Eastman in 1937.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Climate 4
  • Major highways 5
  • Recreation 6
  • Education 7
    • Dodge County School District 7.1
    • Higher education 7.2
    • Peabody School 7.3
  • Notable people 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

History

Eastman was founded in 1871 as the seat of the newly formed Dodge County. It was incorporated as a town in 1873 and as a city in 1905.[6] Eastman is named for W. P. Eastman, who, with W. E. Dodge, presented the county with a courthouse.[7]

During that same time period, Brunswick, where it was loaded onto timber schooners and transported to international markets like Liverpool, Rio de Janeiro, and Havana."[8] When Eastman was incorporated in 1872, Foster served as its first mayor.[9]

Geography

Eastman is located in the center of Dodge County at (32.197760, -83.179271).[10] Hawkinsville and southeast with US 23 to McRae.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Eastman has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.2 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.93%, is water.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,541[13] people, 5,261 households, and 1,318 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,067.3 people per square mile (411.8/km²). There were 2,418 housing units at an average density of 474.4 per square mile (183.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.28% White, 37.35% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.80% of the population.

There were 2,154 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,604, and the median income for a family was $30,500. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $20,497 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,332. About 20.2% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Climate data for Eastman, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 83
(28)
84
(29)
92
(33)
95
(35)
102
(39)
110
(43)
109
(43)
105
(41)
102
(39)
102
(39)
89
(32)
85
(29)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 57.0
(13.9)
61.2
(16.2)
69.9
(21.1)
77.7
(25.4)
84.4
(29.1)
84.4
(29.1)
91.5
(33.1)
91.3
(32.9)
87.1
(30.6)
78.8
(26)
69.7
(20.9)
60.9
(16.1)
76.6
(24.8)
Average low °F (°C) 35.0
(1.7)
37.6
(3.1)
45.1
(7.3)
51.9
(11.1)
59.7
(15.4)
59.7
(15.4)
69.8
(21)
69.1
(20.6)
64.2
(17.9)
53.0
(11.7)
44.8
(7.1)
37.8
(3.2)
52.9
(11.6)
Record low °F (°C) −2
(−19)
10
(−12)
15
(−9)
29
(−2)
39
(4)
45
(7)
56
(13)
52
(11)
36
(2)
28
(−2)
12
(−11)
4
(−16)
−2
(−19)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 5.05
(128.3)
4.38
(111.3)
4.84
(122.9)
3.58
(90.9)
2.93
(74.4)
4.53
(115.1)
5.12
(130)
3.90
(99.1)
3.33
(84.6)
2.73
(69.3)
3.18
(80.8)
3.67
(93.2)
46.4
(1,178.6)
Source #1: The Weather Channel [14]
Source #2: Weatherbase [15]


Major highways

Recreation

Eastman has few recreational activities. The Dodge County Golf Club has a 9-hole golf course, a swimming pool and private golf cart selection. It is positioned next to the railroad tracks that run through the town. It also has a public baseball field located at the former Boys & Girls Club. The Eastman-Dodge County Recreational Fields, located along the Eastman-Dublin Highway (Highway 117), offers the following public sports for kids: football, baseball, tee ball, cheerleading, and soccer.

Education

Dodge County School District

Dodge County students in kindergarten to twelfth grades are in the Dodge County School District, which consists of a pre-K school, two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.[16][17] The district has 210 full-time teachers and over 3,500 students.[16]

  • Dodge PreK School
  • South Dodge Elementary School
  • North Dodge Elementary School
  • Dodge County Middle School
  • Dodge County High School[18]

Higher education

Heart of Georgia Regional Airport

Peabody School

Dodge County High School and other formerly all-white public schools in Dodge County.

On November 20, 2004, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was then vacant and in private ownership.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Eastman". Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Eastman city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 228. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 112. 
  8. ^ a b Mark V. Wetherington (1 September 2001). The New South Comes to Wiregrass Georgia, 1860-1910 - Timber Is King. Univ. of Tennessee Press. pp. 113–114.  
  9. ^ a b Philip Cobb, Mrs. Wilton (1932). "History of Dodge County". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "The Weather Channel: Monthly Avearges". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  15. ^ "Historical Weather for Eastman, Georgia, United States". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  16. ^ a b "school-stats.com". Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  17. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  18. ^ Dodge County High School, Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  19. ^ Mercer University Eastman Regional Academic Center, Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  20. ^ Middle Georgia College- Aviation Campus, Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  21. ^ Peabody High School, Retrieved July 27, 2010.

External links

  • City of Eastman official website
  • Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce
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