Overview

Introduction to Swainsboro, Georgia

Swainsboro, Georgia, in Emanuel county, is 63 miles S of Augusta, Georgia and 143 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia.

Swainsboro History

Swainsboro is located in East Central Georgia, and lies at the heart of the Augusta-Macon-Savannah triangle. Swainsboro was established in 1822, named after State Senator Stephen Swain. In 1912, Swain introduced the bill that led to the creation of the Emanuel County. In 1854, the town was officially incorporated and its name was changed to Paris. However, three years later it was renamed again, this time as Swainsboro.

Swainsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Altama Museum of Art and History
  • Andrew Low House
  • George L Smith State Park
  • Vines Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Swainsboro

The George L Smith State Park covers an area of 1,634 acres and has many rental cottages, tents and trailer sites. Visitors can also partake in fishing, canoeing, hiking and picnicking. Local museums include the Altama Museum of Art and History, the Fort Stewart Museum and the Burke County Museum.

Swainsboro Transportation

Air transportation is available from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Swainsboro Higher Education

Colleges near Swainsboro include Brewton-Parker College, East Georgia College and Georgia Southern University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,347
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+2,109
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married18.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.6%
Median Earnings25+$23,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,773
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,067

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,716
% Above Poverty Level64.3%
% Below Poverty Level35.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$626
Median House Value$69,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.7%
Irish7.3%
English4.2%
African1.3%
Italian0.8%
Macedonian0.7%
Polish0.6%
Scottish0.5%
German0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Swainsboro Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyEmanuel County
Standard Zip Codes30401
Phone Area Codes4,78,912
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.59
Approximate Longitude-82.33

Swainsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSWAINSBORO
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp50 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationMETTER
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp39 to 61 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationAILEY
Distance31.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kite290$46,667
Nunez169$55,694
Oak Park717$30,972
Stillmore535$37,083
Summertown180$39,432
Twin City1,860$40,417

Swainsboro Hospitals

Emanuel Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
117 Kite Road

Swainsboro Public Schools

Crossroads Alternative
201 N Main St
ZIP: 30401
(478) 763-2303
Swainsboro Elementary School
258 Tiger Trl
ZIP: 30401
(478) 237-7266
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Swainsboro High School
689 S Main St
ZIP: 30401
(478) 237-2267
High
Total Enrollment 729
Swainsboro Middle School
200 Tiger Trl
ZIP: 30401
(478) 237-8047
Middle
Total Enrollment 663
Swainsboro Primary School
308 Tiger Trl
ZIP: 30401
(478) 237-8302
Primary
Total Enrollment 997

Swainsboro Private Schools

Lighthouse Christian Academy
1095 Us Highway 1 N
ZIP: 30401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
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