St. Marys is a city in Camden County, Georgia, United States. The city is the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore, the largest of the Georgia Coast's barrier islands. The National Seashore's visitor center and boat access are both located at the St. Marys waterfront. The city is also home to the annual St. Marys Rock Shrimp Festival, the St. Marys Submarine Museum, the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, and to eight Ohio-classsubmarines. The population of St. Marys was 17,121 at the 2010 census
|St. Marys, Georgia|
Location in Camden County and the state of Georgia
St. Marys is located along the southern border of Camden County at St. Marys River. The state of Florida is to the south, across the river. The city of Kingsland borders St. Marys to the west. (30.756264, -81.571287), on the north bank of the
According to the United States Census Bureau, St. Marys has a total area of 24.9 square miles (64.5 km2), of which 22.5 square miles (58.3 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), or 9.57%, is water.
The closest major city is Jacksonville, Florida, 38 miles (61 km) south.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,761 people, 4,837 households, and 3,758 families residing in the city. The population density was 733.8 people per square mile (283.4/km²). There were 5,351 housing units at an average density of 285.3 per square mile (110.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.78%White, 19.99% African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population.
There were 4,837 households out of which 47.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,087, and the median income for a family was $46,065. Males had a median income of $35,419 versus $24,449 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,099. About 9.6% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.