Dasher, Georgia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Dasher, GA)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dasher, Georgia
Dasher City Hall and Fire Department
Dasher City Hall and Fire Department
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Georgia
Location in Lowndes County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°44′43″N 83°13′23″W / 30.74528°N 83.22306°W / 30.74528; -83.22306Coordinates: 30°44′43″N 83°13′23″W / 30.74528°N 83.22306°W / 30.74528; -83.22306
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyLowndes
Area
 • Total4.96 sq mi (12.85 km2)
 • Land4.54 sq mi (11.77 km2)
 • Water0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
Elevation
180 ft (55 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total912
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
1,004
 • Density220.95/sq mi (85.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31601
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-21744[3]
GNIS feature ID0313320[4]
Websitewww.dasherga.com

Dasher is a town in Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. The population was 912 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 834 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Dasher in 1968.[6] Dasher was founded ca. 1912, and named after O. P. Dasher, a pioneer citizen.[7]

Geography[edit]

Dasher is located in southeastern Lowndes County at 30°44′43″N 83°13′23″W / 30.74528°N 83.22306°W / 30.74528; -83.22306 (30.745391, -83.222919).[8] U.S. Route 41 passes through the town, leading northwest 7 miles (11 km) to Valdosta, the county seat, and southeast 6 miles (10 km) to Lake Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2), of which 4.6 square miles (11.8 km2) are land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 8.44%, are water.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000834
20109129.4%
Est. 20181,004[2]10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 834 people, 298 households, and 230 families residing in the town. The population density was 171.7 people per square mile (66.3/km2). There were 322 housing units at an average density of 66.3 per square mile (25.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.65% White, 2.64% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

There were 298 households, out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,563, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,168. About 3.4% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Feb 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Dasher town, Georgia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dasher". GeorgiaGov. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 59. 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. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

External links[edit]