Atkinson County, Georgia

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Atkinson County, Georgia
Atkinson County Courthouse.jpg
Atkinson County Courthouse in Pearson
Map of Georgia highlighting Atkinson County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded August 15, 1917
Named for Williams Yates Atkinson
Seat Pearson
Largest city Pearson
Area
 • Total 345 sq mi (894 km2)
 • Land 339 sq mi (878 km2)
 • Water 5.2 sq mi (13 km2), 1.5%
Population
 • (2010) 8,375
 • Density 25/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.atkinson-ga.org

Atkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,375.[1] The county seat is Pearson.[2] The county was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. It is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 345 square miles (890 km2), of which 339 square miles (880 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (1.5%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 7,656
1930 6,894 −10.0%
1940 7,093 2.9%
1950 7,362 3.8%
1960 6,188 −15.9%
1970 5,879 −5.0%
1980 6,141 4.5%
1990 6,213 1.2%
2000 7,609 22.5%
2010 8,375 10.1%
Est. 2013 8,290 −1.0%
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 7,609 people, 2,717 households, and 1,980 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.79% White, 19.61% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.03% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 16.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,717 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,470, and the median income for a family was $32,688. Males had a median income of $24,763 versus $18,434 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,178. About 18.10% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 31.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Axson
  • Guthrie Heights
  • Henderson Still
  • Kirkland
  • Leliaton
  • Oberry
  • Sandy Bottom
  • Morrisville

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°17′N 82°52′W / 31.29°N 82.87°W / 31.29; -82.87