About Vinings, Georgia-Demographics, History, Government.
Zip Code: 30339
on, Vinings was known as Crossroads, and then Paces, after Hardy
Pace around 1830. He operated Pace's Ferry across the Chattahoochee River, in
this area between Atlanta, Buckhead, and Smyrna. Paces Ferry Road is still the
main east/west road through Vinings. The Western and Atlantic Railroad laid rail
tracks from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Atlanta in the 1840s. Vinings became a
construction station for the railroad, and was inadvertently named for William
H. Vining as he worked on the railroad construction of "Vining's
Bridge" laying tracks in the area. The railroad is still state-owned as it
was from the beginning, and is now leased to CSX.
Union Army occupied the Vinings area during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign of the
American Civil War in 1864 and the subsequent March to the Sea. Unfortunately,
Pace's home which had been used as a hospital for Union troops was destroyed in
the process. Vinings recovered after the war, as Governor Brown leased the
railroad to Vinings to bring passengers to the springs and pavilions built to
encourage a respite from the reconstruction of Atlanta. Vinings was officially
recognized as a community in 1904, the same year the one-lane bridge was
constructed across the Chattahoochee River. The town was never incorporated,
though it had been discussed whether it should become a "township
of the census of 2000, there were 9,677 people, 5,227 households, and 1,740
families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,039.2 people per
square mile (1,174.9/kmē). There were 5,670 housing units at an average density
of 1,780.8/sq mi (688.4/kmē). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.97%
white, 12.09% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.69% Asian 0.03%,
Pacific Islander .83% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.
were 5,227 households out of which 11.5% had children under the age of 18 living
with them, 26.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 66.7% were non-families. 43.3% of all
households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was
65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.84 and the average
family size was 2.61.
the CDP the population was spread out with 10.8% under the age of 18, 15.5% from
18 to 24, 50.9% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years
of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were
92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
median income for a household in the CDP was $88,876, and the median income for
a family was $105,121. Males had a median income of $78,685 versus $46,315 for
females. The per capita income for the CDP was $61,068. About 3.3% of families
and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those
under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
residents attend schools in the Cobb County School District. Residents are zoned
to Teasley Elementary School, Campbell Middle School, and Campbell High School.
is unincorporated, and is therefore under the jurisdiction of Cobb's county
commission and other public services. After the success of Sandy Springs, there
was discussion and at least one public meeting on whether the town should also
incorporate as a "city" (the only type of municipality in Georgia).
With residents evenly split, there was no consensus, and the idea was shelved
mainly due to concerns about potential property tax increases.
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