Fort Benning South, Georgia

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Fort Benning South, Georgia
Location in Chattahoochee County and the state of Georgia
Location in Chattahoochee County and the state of Georgia
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Country United States
State Georgia
County Chattahoochee
 • Total 8.7 sq mi (22.5 km2)
 • Land 8.6 sq mi (22.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,737
 • Density 1,349.1/sq mi (521.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 13-30795[1]

Fort Benning South is a former census-designated place[2] (CDP) in Chattahoochee County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 11,737 at the 2000 census. The area is now part of the consolidated city of Cusseta.


Fort Benning South is located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (32.359866, -84.934566).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.7 square miles (23 km2), of which, 8.6 square miles (22 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.49%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 27,495
1980 15,074 −45.2%
1990 14,617 −3.0%
2000 11,737 −19.7%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,737 people, 1,852 households, and 1,816 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,368.0 people per square mile (528.2/km²). There were 2,028 housing units at an average density of 236.4/sq mi (91.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 56.82% White, 29.17% African American, 0.90% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.46% Pacific Islander, 6.17% from other races, and 4.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.45% of the population.

There were 1,852 households out of which 81.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 90.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 1.9% were non-families. 1.7% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.85 and the average family size was 3.88.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 32.0% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 1.7% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 193.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 262.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,483, and the median income for a family was $40,913. Males had a median income of $21,367 versus $20,463 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,789. About 5.0% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fort Benning South, Georgia
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Census area returned as Fort Benning in 1970.