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St. Simons, Georgia
St. Simons is located at 31°9'40" North, 81°23'13" West (31.161250, -81.386875).
The island is the site of the Battle of Bloody Marsh where, on July 7, 1742, the British ambushed Spanish troops during their siesta hour and routed them from the island, which marked the end of the Spanish efforts to invade Georgia during the War of Jenkin's Ear. One of the last slave ships to bring slaves from Africa docked at St. Simons Island, but the slaves marched off the boat into the water, dragged down by their chains, and drowned themselves rather than become slaves. Fort Frederica National Monument and Christ Church are historical sites to visit on the island.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,381 people, 6,196 households, and 3,804 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 311.0/km² (805.8/mi²). There are 8,437 housing units at an average density of 196.1/km² (508.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 94.29% White, 3.69% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,196 households out of which 22.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% are non-families. 32.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.14 and the average family size is 2.71.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $58,475, and the median income for a family is $73,580. Males have a median income of $50,725 versus $32,351 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $37,256. 4.5% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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