Brantley County, Georgia
|Brantley County, Georgia|
Brantley County Courthouse in Nahunta
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|• Total||447.42 sq mi (1,159 km2)|
|• Land||444.40 sq mi (1,151 km2)|
|• Water||3.02 sq mi (8 km2), 0.67%|
|• Density||30/sq mi (12/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
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Georgia voters passed a state constitutional amendment on November 2, 1920, to form Brantley County from pieces of Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne counties. The younger Brantley served as a state representative, state senator, and eight-term United States representative.
Since the Okefenokee Swamp is to the south and west of the county, passage through Brantley County was essential to the railroads running from the coast through the southern part of the state.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 447.42 square miles (1,158.8 km2), of which 444.40 square miles (1,151.0 km2) (or 99.33%) is land and 3.02 square miles (7.8 km2) (or 0.67%) is water. The Satilla River runs through Brantley County.
- Wayne County, Georgia - northeast
- Glynn County, Georgia - east
- Camden County, Georgia - southeast
- Charlton County, Georgia - southwest
- Ware County, Georgia - west
- Pierce County, Georgia - northwest
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,629 people, 5,436 households, and 4,153 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 6,490 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.36% White, 3.98% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to the 2000 Census, the largest ancestry groups in Brantley County, were English (48.3%), Scots-Irish (12.1%) and German (5.5%).
There were 5,436 households out of which 38.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.60% were non-families. 20.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% 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 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,361, and the median income for a family was $35,534. Males had a median income of $29,269 versus $20,709 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,713. About 12.10% of families and 15.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.70% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and communities
- GeorgiaInfo Brantley County Courthouse History
- GeorgiaInfo record of the Brantley County State Historical Marker
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Pierce County||Wayne County|
|Ware County||Glynn County|
|Charlton County||Camden County|