Shannon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Floyd County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the 'Rome, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 1,682 at the 2000 census.
Location in Floyd County and the state of Georgia
The first settlement at Shannon, first called Ridge Valley, then Hermitage, was made in the 1830s.
Shannon is located between Rome and Calhoun, Georgia just off Highway 53.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,682 people, 678 households, and 494 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 335.2 people per square mile (129.4/km²). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 144.1/sq mi (55.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.24% White, 1.19% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 2.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.
There were 678 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,144, and the median income for a family was $42,578. Males had a median income of $30,181 versus $22,000 for females. Theper capita income for the CDP was $17,565. About 6.4% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.