Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Stapleton is located at (33.215877, -82.468007).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 318 people, 110 households, and 80 families residing in the city. The population density was 182.1 people per square mile (70.2/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 67.0 per square mile (25.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.13% White, 28.62% African American, and 1.26% from two or more races.
There were 110 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% 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 3.28.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,288, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,829. About 17.1% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 33.3% of those age 65 or over.