Rhine, Georgia

Rhine, Georgia

Rhine is a town in Dodge County, Georgia, United States. The population was 422 at the 2000 census.


Named for the Rhine River in Germany.

The first crack cocaine in the state of Georgia was discovered in Rhine. Formerly, the town had a rough reputation due to the amounts of murders that occurred there. That reputation has since relaxed since "All the good people [of Rhine] have killed all the bad ones."


Rhine is located at (31.989696, -83.198762).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 422 people, 183 households, and 114 families residing in the town. The population density was 134.4 people per square mile (51.9/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 77.4/sq mi (29.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.54% White, 32.23% African American, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 70.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,107, and the median income for a family was $34,750. Males had a median income of $28,281 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,204. About 16.5% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 36.0% of those age 65 or over.


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