is unified city-county in
States. It is part of the Columbus,
Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical
The population was 1,196 at the 2000 census.
history of Cusseta begins with the creation of Chattahoochee
County, Georgia by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on
February 13, 1854. The county was formed from portions of
Muscogee and Marion counties and named for the river that forms its western
The act appointed five commissioners to choose a
site for the county seat, which they named Cusseta to commemorate
the Creek Indian town
that used to exist
original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the
tourist attraction of Westville,
Cusseta was incorporated as a city on December 22
. It is
still the only incorporated city in Chattahoochee County.
briefly prided itself on having the world's tallest man-made
structure, the WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM
Tower, a guyed transmission tower built in 1962 about one
mile from the city. However, it was surpassed only one year later
by the KVLY-TV
mast in Fargo, North Dakota.
In 2003 the city and county formed a consolidated
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County government.
Cusseta is located at (32.305451, -84.776929) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which,
1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.66%
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,196
people, 436 households, and 316 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (303.8/km²). There were 543 housing units at
an average density of 357.7/sq mi (137.9/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 60.54% White
, 36.45% African American
, 0.33% Pacific Islander
, 0.50% from
, and 1.67%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.67% of the
There were 436 households out of which 37.2% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married
living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.0% of all
households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age
of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to
64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the
median income for a family was $26,736. Males had a median income
of $25,380 versus $19,205 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$14,115. About 25.8% of families and 28.8% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 37.0%
of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.