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Toccoa, Georgia

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Toccoa is a city located in Stephens County, Georgia. Toccoa is located approximately 50 miles from Athens and approximately 90 miles northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,323. The city is the county seat of Stephens CountyTemplate:GR.

Toccoa was the birthplace of singer Ida Cox and strongman and philanthropist Paul Anderson.

The Toccoa Falls College is located here. On November 6, 1977 the Kelly Barnes Dam, located above the college failed, killing 39.

Camp Toccoa, a World War II paratrooper training base, was located near here.

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Geography

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Location of Toccoa, Georgia

Toccoa is located at 34°34'29" North, 83°19'12" West (34.574725, -83.319865)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.7 km² (8.4 mi²). 21.5 km² (8.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.60% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 9,323 people, 3,879 households, and 2,443 families residing in the city. The population density is 433.2/km² (1,121.3/mi²). There are 4,378 housing units at an average density of 203.4/km² (526.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.47% White, 21.46% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,879 households out of which 26.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% are married couples living together, 15.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 33.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $25,345, and the median income for a family is $31,912. Males have a median income of $28,004 versus $20,807 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,942. 21.7% of the population and 15.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.0% of those under the age of 18 and 16.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Transportation

Amtrak's Crescent train connects Toccoa with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. The Amtrak station is situated at 47 North Alexander St.

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