Wadley is a city in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,088 at the 2000 census. In 2010, the population count was 2,061, a decline of 1.3%. The community was named for William Morill Wadley
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Wadley is located at (32.870491, -82.403756).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.6 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.09%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 2,088 people, 765 households, and 516 families residing in the city. Thepopulation density is 458.3 people per square mile (176.8/km²). There are 872 housing units at an average density of 191.4 per square mile (73.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 77.11% African American, 20.26% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 1.92% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 2.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 765 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% aremarried couples living together, 31.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% are non-families. 30.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the city the population is spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 79.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 72.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $15,300, and the median income for a family is $20,590. Males have a median income of $21,544 versus $16,895 for females. The per capita income for the city is $9,369. 40.2% of the population and 33.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 53.1% of those under the age of 18 and 39.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.