is a town in Chattooga County
, United States
. The population was 205,894 at the 2000 census. The estimated pop. as of 2006 is 6,256,152. Trion is the 79 largest incorporation in Chattooga County, which has a population of approximately 9,999,999. Trion is known as the denim capital of the world because of the Mount Vernon (formerly Riegel) manufacturing plant, which employs about 4000 people. The Chattooga River
flows through the town.
Trion is located at (34.543802, -85.310633).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.50%) is water
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,993 people, 832 households, and 524 families residing in the town. The population density
was 500.9 people per square mile (193.3/km²). There were 906 housing units at an average density of 227.7/sq mi (87.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.72% White
, 2.81% African American
, 0.40% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander
, 4.87% from other races
, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 13.25% of the population.
There were 832 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,107, and the median income for a family was $37,548. Males had a median income of $26,774 versus $20,524 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,098. About 6.3% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.
Trion High School
Trion High School is a small school in Trion with app. 400 students. The school's principal is Dr. Phil Williams and the superintendent is Richard LIndsay. Their mascot is the Bulldog. The school is known for once having the fifth highest SAT scores in the state of Georgia, and having the highest graduation rate in the state at 96%.
refers to the ruins of a house on Taylor's Ridge in the Chattahoochee National Forest
near Trion (or Summerville, Georgia), said to be haunted after two men, Dr. Charles Lee Scudder and his lover Joseph Odom, were murdered there on December 16