Palmetto (established 1853) is a city located mostly in Fulton County (originally Campbell County) and now partly inCoweta County in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 4,488 at the 2010 census.
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30 km2), of which 11.4 square miles (30 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 1.60%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,400 people, 1,223 households, and 881 families residing in the city. Thepopulation density was 656.2 people per square mile (253.4/km²). There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 247.6 per square mile (95.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.41% White, 44.18% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.38% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.62% of the population.
There were 1,223 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% weremarried couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,286, and the median income for a family was $36,989. Males had a median income of $31,944 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,097. About 7.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.