Bryan County, Georgia
|Bryan County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||Richmond Hill|
|• Total||454 sq mi (1,176 km2)|
|• Land||436 sq mi (1,129 km2)|
|• Water||18 sq mi (47 km2), 4.1%|
|• Density||69/sq mi (27/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Bryan County is the only county in the U.S. to be separated into two parts (North Bryan and South Bryan) due to the location of Fort Stewart in the middle of the county. The Bryan County Courthouse (Pembroke, Georgia) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The first county seat was in Hardwick. In 1860 the seat was moved to Eden. By 1901 it was in Clyde, which may have been the same location formerly known as Eden. Clyde served as the seat to 1935; in 1937 Pembroke took on that role. The only remaining sign of Clyde is a cemetery on the Fort Stewart military reservation.
Bryan County is unique in that it is totally divided by the military installation at Ft. Stewart. Pembroke is in more rural north Bryan, while Richmond Hill in south Bryan county is a suburb of Savannah. To travel between the two on public roads, it is necessary to leave the county.
- Effingham County, Georgia - north
- Chatham County, Georgia - northeast
- Liberty County, Georgia - south
- Evans County, Georgia - west
- Bulloch County, Georgia - northwest
As of the census of 2000, there were 23,417 people, 8,089 households, and 6,511 families residing in the county. The population density was 53 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 8,675 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.79% White, 14.14% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,089 households out of which 45.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.40% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.50% were non-families. 16.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $48,345, and the median income for a family was $53,680. Males had a median income of $39,606 versus $25,830 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,794. About 10.70% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.
- Gregg Allman - musician, Allman Brothers Band
- Mattie Belle Davis - first woman judge of Metropolitan Court of Dade County, Florida
- Justin Smiley - pro football player, All-American at University of Alabama
- John Smoltz - MLB pitcher, owned a summer home here while playing for the Atlanta Braves
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- Coastal Georgia as seen from the water
- Early Bryan County History
- Official Bryan County Website
- Bryan County Board of Education
- Ft. McAllister State Park
||Bulloch County||Effingham County||Chatham County|
|Evans County||Atlantic Ocean|