Alapaha is a town in Berrien County, Georgia, along the Alapaha River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 668.
Alapaha developed from a trade settlement on the site of a Seminole village with the same name. The present-day Georgia town of Lakeland was originally named "Alapaha" and existed before the town that now bears the name
Alapaha City Hall
Alapaha is located at United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land. (31.382148, -83.223952). According to the
As of the census of 2000, there were 682 people, 270 households, and 194 families residing in the town. The population density was 684.5 people per square mile (263.3/km²). There were 318 housing units at an average density of 319.2 per square mile (122.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.76% African American, 36.36%White, 0.15% Native American, and 0.73% from two or more races.
There were 270 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 24.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $22,422, and the median income for a family was $27,679. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,800 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,925. About 21.5% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.