Wrens is a city in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,187 at the 2010 census. The location is on U.S. Route 1 thirty miles south of Augusta.
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Georgia
Wrens is located at
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.33% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,314 people, 903 households, and 632 families residing in the city. Thepopulation density was 760.1 people per square mile (293.9/km²). There were 1,030 housing units at an average density of 338.3 per square mile (130.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.17% African American, 33.19%White, 0.09% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanicor Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.
There were 903 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% weremarried couples living together, 31.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,632, and the median income for a family was $26,776. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,425. About 23.8% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.7% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.