POWDER SPRINGS is a city in Cobb County , Georgia , United States. The population was 13,940 at the 2010 census , with an estimated population for 2015 of 14,826.
In 2015 the city elected its first black mayor, Al Thurman . He was the first African American to be elected as mayor in Cobb County, but was one of several elected in small towns in Georgia in 2015.
* 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Parks and recreation * 5 Education * 6 Media * 7 Notable people * 8 References * 9 External links
The town of Powder Springs was incorporated as SPRINGVILLE in 1838 in
the lands of two
Springville was renamed as Powder Springs in 1859. The name was
derived from the seven springs in the city limits. The water in these
springs contains some 26 minerals that turn the surrounding sand black
like gunpowder – hence the earlier name of
Civil War history includes a skirmish at Lattermore's Mills on June
20, 1864, that was a part of the
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and
General Sherman 's
Powder Springs is located in southwestern Cobb County at
33°51′57″N 84°40′49″W / 33.86583°N 84.68028°W /
33.86583; -84.68028 (33.865933, -84.680349).
U.S. Route 278 (C. H.
James Parkway) passes through the city west of its center, leading 5
miles (8 km) southeast to Austell and 11 miles (18 km) northwest to
Dallas . Downtown
EST. 2016 14,956
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,481 people, 4,004 households, and 3,267 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,969.2 people per square mile (760.1/km²). There were 4,101 housing units at an average density of 647.0 per square mile (249.7/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 57.89% African American , 37.38% Caucasian , 0.20% Native American , 1.08% Asian , 0.06% Pacific Islander , 1.72% from other races , and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.32% of the population.
There were 4,004 households out of which 50.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the city, the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 36.9% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $56,486, and the median income for a family was $59,392. Males had a median income of $41,345 versus $31,774 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,776. About 5.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line , including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
PARKS AND RECREATION
* Powder Springs Park * Powder Springs Trail System * Silver Comet Trail
Powder Springs city hall
Powder Springs Public Schools are part of the Cobb County School District , and is home to McEachern High School , located on the site of the former Native American burial ground and the former Seventh District Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M ) School.
The late Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell attended the Seventh
District A played college football at South Carolina
Pat Cannon (1904–1966),
Kenyan Drake (born 1994), running back for
* ^ "Official Website of Powder Springs, Georgia". Official Website
of Powder Springs, Georgia. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
* ^ A B "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9,
* ^ A B "American FactFinder".