Barrow County, Georgia

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Barrow County, Georgia
Barrow County Courthouse.jpg
Barrow County Courthouse in Winder
Map of Georgia highlighting Barrow County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded July 7, 1914
Named for David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.
Seat Winder
Largest city Winder
Area
 • Total 163 sq mi (422 km2)
 • Land 160 sq mi (414 km2)
 • Water 2.6 sq mi (7 km2), 1.6%
Population
 • (2010) 69,367
 • Density 284/sq mi (110/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.barrowga.org

Barrow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 69,367.[1] The county seat is Winder.[2]

Barrow County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly approved a joint resolution on July 7, 1914, to place an amendment on the November 3, 1914, election ballot that proposed the creation of Barrow County. The approval of the amendment by Georgia voters officially created the new county. The land for the county came from parts of Jackson, Gwinnett and Walton Counties.

Barrow County is named after David Crenshaw Barrow Jr., alumnus, professor and chancellor of the University of Georgia.

Barrow County's county seat Winder, Georgia is home of Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell

Barrow is home of the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights, Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs, and Apalachee Wildcats. Barrow county is home to four middle schools, and recently built Bear Creek Middle School, a new middle school in the City of Statham.

Barrow county and Gwinnett county are the homes of world famous Chateau Elan resort, winery, and estate, which is also Georgia's largest winery. Located in Braselton.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 163 square miles (420 km2), of which 160 square miles (410 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (1.6%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 13,188
1930 12,401 −6.0%
1940 13,064 5.3%
1950 13,115 0.4%
1960 14,485 10.4%
1970 16,859 16.4%
1980 21,354 26.7%
1990 29,721 39.2%
2000 46,144 55.3%
2010 69,367 50.3%
Est. 2013 71,453 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 46,144 people, 16,354 households, and 12,543 families residing in the county. The population density was 284 people per square mile (110/km²). There were 17,304 housing units at an average density of 107 per square mile (41/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.84% White, 10.72% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 3.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,354 households out of which 39.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.30% were non-families. 18.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 34.50% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,019, and the median income for a family was $50,722. Males had a median income of $34,510 versus $23,369 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,350. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

(Winder-Barrow Cluster)

  • Winder-Barrow High School
  • Richard B. Russell Middle School
  • Winder-Barrow Middle School(1956-2013)
  • Bear-Creek Middle School(WBMS replacement)
  • Holsenbeck Elementary School
  • Bramlett Elementary School
  • Statham Elementary School
  • County Line Elementary

(Apalachee Cluster)

  • Apalachee High School
  • Westside Middle School
  • Haymon-Morris Middle School
  • Auburn Elementary School
  • Kennedy Elementary School
  • Bethlehem Elementary School
  • Yargo Elementary School

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 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 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°59′N 83°43′W / 33.99°N 83.71°W / 33.99; -83.71