Location in Stephens County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Land||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||919 ft (280 m)|
|• Density||207.3/sq mi (79.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0317732|
Martin is located at (34.486662, -83.185656)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 311 people, 127 households, and 84 families residing in the town. The population density was 207.8 people per square mile (80.1/km²). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 102.2 per square mile (39.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.03% White, 26.37% African American, 0.96% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.
There were 127 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $29,000, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $31,333 versus $19,191 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,009. About 3.4% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 41.9% of those age 65 or over.
Martin Georgia has an annual "Fall Festival". The festival is located in the main street of town running approximately one quarter mile and occurs on the last Saturday of October of each year. The festival generally includes one or more of the following:
Live band Food vendors Local handmade crafts Commercially made items
The Christian Christmas season is celebrated by the people of Martin, Georgia. The town has a light display that runs along a one half mile stretch. Lighted snowflakes, Christmas singers, reindeer, and other items associated with the Christmas season are situated along a stretch of town along main street.
As of September 2011, the town of Martin has a few main street business. A local "gently used" shop by the name of "The One Stop Baby Shop" is located at the caution light on Main Street. During the summer of 2011 an ice cream shop was opened up with a moving water wheel decoration. There is also an antique shop and a small plant nursery that is open seasonally.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.