Claxton is a city in Evans County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,746 at the 2010 census, up from 2,276 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Evans County
The city hall in Claxton, Georgia, seat of the city's local government
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Claxton is located at (32.160932, -81.908674).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land. Claxton is in the coastal plain region of Georgia. Several trees, including pine, oak, sycamore, chinaberry, live oak,sweetgum, poplar, are prevalent in the area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,746 people, 991 households, and 589 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,457.2 people per square mile (563.3/km²). There were 1,032 housing units at an average density of 660.7 per square mile (255.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.03% White, 39.59% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 2.42% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.56% of the population.
There were 991 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 23.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 35.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.4 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 77.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $20,705, and the median income for a family was $26,450. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $14,718 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,742. About 34.4% of families and 35.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.6% of those under age 18 and 27.7% of those age 65 or over.