Shiloh, Georgia

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Shiloh, Georgia
Shiloh, Harris County, Georgia
Shiloh, Harris County, Georgia
Location in Harris County and the state of Georgia
Location in Harris County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°48′36″N 84°41′45″W / 32.81000°N 84.69583°W / 32.81000; -84.69583Coordinates: 32°48′36″N 84°41′45″W / 32.81000°N 84.69583°W / 32.81000; -84.69583
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.22 sq mi (5.74 km2)
 • Land2.19 sq mi (5.67 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
892 ft (272 m)
 • Total445
 • Estimate 
 • Density222.02/sq mi (85.71/km2)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-70428
GNIS feature ID333034

Shiloh is a city on the northeastern edge of Harris County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Columbus, GeorgiaAlabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 445.[3]


A post office called Shiloh was established in 1874.[4] The community was named after the local Shiloh Baptist Church, which in turn took its name from Shiloh, a place mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.[5]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Shiloh in 1961.[6]


Shiloh is located in the northeast corner of Harris County along Alternate U.S. Route 27, which leads southwest 33 miles (53 km) to Columbus and north 6 miles (10 km) to Warm Springs. Georgia State Route 85 runs east of the city, leading northeast 6 miles (10 km) to Manchester. Georgia State Route 116 intersects Alternate U.S. Route 27 in the city, leading east 10 miles (16 km) to Woodland and west 13 miles (21 km) to Hamilton. Atlanta is 78 miles (126 km) by road to the northeast. The city is located in the Piedmont region of the state.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Shiloh has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 1.19%, are water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)486[2]9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
The William and Ann Copeland Jr. House is located near Shiloh. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 423 people, 158 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 187.7 people per square mile (72.6/km2). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 77.2 per square mile (29.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.79% White, 29.79% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.00% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 158 households, out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,983. About 13.4% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under the age of 18 and 20.0% ages 65 or older.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Shiloh city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2017.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 205. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ "Shiloh". GeorgiaGov. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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