|• Total||0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|• Land||0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||961 ft (293 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||174/sq mi (67.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0311261|
It has been suggested by many that the town is called Between because it is equidistant to Atlanta and Athens. It is also between Walton County's two largest cities, Loganville and Monroe. Actually strong public opposition to annexation by either Loganville or Monroe, Georgia resulted in a successful public movement to incorporate the area which struggled with the challenge of choosing a name for the new city. Eventually the simplest and most obvious name was chosen.
Another suggestion revolves around a local story involving the Patron of the Briscoe / Thompson families "naming" of the town and is still well known today. In the said tale, The neighboring city of Loganville, Georgia (Prior to it being named as such) was supposedly agreed to be named as "Briscoeville" by the local families of the Logans, Monroes, Snells, and Lawrences. Such was to be ratified on via vote and submitted to the Georgia government for recording. However, due to supposedly unscrupulous behavior, the patron of the Briscoes was withheld from attending said meeting. After the said vote was cast in favor of "Loganville", The patron of the Briscoe/Thompson families became infuriated, and subsequently uprooted all 115 plus of the families of the bloodlines and proceeded to move them all exactly 6 miles (each way) in between the cities of Snellville and Monroe, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, state of Georgia official came to said location and informed the Patron that due to the population exceeding 100 persons it was to be annexed as its own city of Georgia, and it was imperative for a Post office to be built (at the expense of the community). When then subsequently asked what the city should be called, the Patron yelled in anger, "I don't give a damn; Call it Between for all I care!"
Between is located at (33.813956, -83.809170).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 148 people, 61 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 170.4 people per square mile (65.7/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 72.5 per square mile (28.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.62% White and 3.38% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.
There were 61 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 117.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,222, and the median income for a family was $52,292. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,115. There were 12.2% of families and 8.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 12.8% of under eighteens and 16.7% of individuals over 64.
The 2010 census data reveals that the Town of Between is growing in population and is now 4th of 7 incorporated cities in Walton County, GA with a total population of 296. The specifics are as follows; Sex- Male 48.3%, Female 51.6% Age- 0-4 10%, 5-17 20.6%, 18-64 59.8%, 65+ 9.5% Race- African-American 7.4%, Hispanic 3.3%, White 90.8%
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