is a city in Cherokee County
, United States
. The population was 10,050 at the 2000 census. Originally a stop on the Louisville & Nashville railroad line, Woodstock is now considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area
. It is now the tenth fastest growing suburb in the US with an estimated population of 21,482 in 2006.
Woodstock is located at (34.100731, -84.518972).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.9 km²), of which, 8.8 square miles (22.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 10,050 people, 3,869 households, and 2,627 families residing in the city. The population density
was 1,140.4 people per square mile (440.4/km²). There were 4,102 housing units at an average density of 465.5/sq mi (179.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.42% White
, 5.05% African American
, 0.29% Native American
, 1.66% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander
, 1.94% from other races
, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 4.94% of the population.
There were 3,869 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 39.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $58,506, and the median income for a family was $65,740. Males had a median income of $48,054 versus $32,798 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,586. About 2.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
Famous People from Woodstock
of the Baltimore Orioles
grew up in Towne Lake in the subdivision of Deer Run. He also attended Woodstock High School.
Johnny Hunt, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2008.
Rhodes Scholar Eugene T. Booth,constructed the Columbia University cyclotron and worked on the Manhattan Project. The Atomic Energy Commission cited him for his achievements in nuclear physics.
Country Music star Mark Wills resides in Woodstock.
Woodstock native, Dean Rusk, was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He was the second-longest serving Secretary of State, behind Cordell Hull.
Lew Carpenter was born on Saturday, August 16, 1913, in Woodstock, Georgia. He was a pitcher for Georgia Tech in the 1930s. Carpenter was 30 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1943, with the Washington Senators. He posted a 22-2 record in 1945 to lead the Atlanta Crackers to the Southern League pennant.
Although the first settlers called their new home Woodstock, the community would not become an official city until 1897. Postal service records show that a postmaster had been in Woodstock beginning in 1833. Historic documents show the establishment of churches in the area in the 1830s as migrations of pioneers came to the community to farm the land, producing for most of their needs. Early settlements sprung up around waterways, but as the railroad and train depot became a reality in 1879, the town centered around these landmarks.
Historic homes built a century ago line Main Street. Some are home to descendants of the original owners, while others have been renovated for thriving businesses.
The City of Woodstock maintains its own fire and police departments. As of October, 2007, the fire department had 1 fire station, and 44 certified fire fighters. The fire department is currently commanded by Jerry W. Smith. The police department is composed of 4 divisions with 54 sworn officers. They are the largest municipal police department in Cherokee County, responsible for 11 square miles and over 23,000 residents (as of October, 2007). The police department is headed up by Chief Richard Moss, who assumed the post in September 2006.
Points of Interest
- Morgan's ACE Hardware Store (built in the 1930s)
- Woodstock Visitor's Center at Historic Dean's Store
- Interstate 575
- Little River bridge (built in 1947)
- Trickum Road
- Olde Towne Cafe on Main
- First Baptist Church Woodstock
- Right Wing Tavern
- Tea Leaves & Thyme
- Historic Olde Towne Woodstock
- The Old Serene Bean Site (the store closed down in the summer of 2008)
- Burger Inn Hwy 5/Hwy 92 intersection
- Downtown Woodstock