Appling County, Georgia

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Appling County, Georgia
Appling County Courthouse dome.jpg
Appling County Courthouse in Baxley
Map of Georgia highlighting Appling County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1818
Named for Daniel Appling
Seat Baxley
Largest city Baxley
Area
 • Total 512 sq mi (1,326 km2)
 • Land 507 sq mi (1,313 km2)
 • Water 5.2 sq mi (13 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 18,236
 • Density 36/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.baxley.org

Appling County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,236.[1] The county seat is Baxley.[2]

History[edit]

Appling County is named for Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Appling, a soldier in the War of 1812.

Appling County, the 42nd county created in Georgia, was established by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1818. The original county consisted of Creek lands ceded in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson and the 1818 Treaty of the Creek Agency.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 512 square miles (1,330 km2), of which 507 square miles (1,310 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (1.0%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,264
1830 1,468 16.1%
1840 2,052 39.8%
1850 2,949 43.7%
1860 4,190 42.1%
1870 5,086 21.4%
1880 5,276 3.7%
1890 8,676 64.4%
1900 12,336 42.2%
1910 12,318 −0.1%
1920 10,594 −14.0%
1930 13,314 25.7%
1940 14,497 8.9%
1950 14,003 −3.4%
1960 13,246 −5.4%
1970 12,726 −3.9%
1980 15,565 22.3%
1990 15,744 1.2%
2000 17,419 10.6%
2010 18,236 4.7%
Est. 2013 18,440 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 17,419 people, 6,606 households, and 4,855 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,854 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.79% White, 19.59% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.49% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 4.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,606 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,266, and the median income for a family was $34,890. Males had a median income of $27,753 versus $18,148 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,044. About 14.90% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 24.40% of those age 65 or over.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 31°45′N 82°17′W / 31.75°N 82.29°W / 31.75; -82.29