Bulloch County, Georgia
|Bulloch County, Georgia|
Bulloch County Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Archibald Bulloch|
|• Total||688.84 sq mi (1,784 km2)|
|• Land||682.07 sq mi (1,767 km2)|
|• Water||6.77 sq mi (18 km2), 0.98%|
|• Density||82/sq mi (32/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Bulloch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 8, 1796. Bulloch County has undergone rapid growth in recent years. As of 2012, the Census Bureau estimated a population of 72,694. The county seat is Statesboro. As of 2013, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Micropolitan Statistical Area joined Savannah and Hinesville to form the Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, GA Combined Statistical Area with a 2012 population of 516,154 (ranking 86th in the United States).
In February 1776, the Georgia Legislature created a county from St. Phillip's parish. The legislature designated this parish to be called Bulloch County. It was Georgia's 21st county. It is named after Archibald Bulloch, a South Carolina native who served as Provincial Governor of Georgia.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 688.84 square miles (1,784.1 km2), of which 682.07 square miles (1,766.6 km2) (or 99.02%) is land and 6.77 square miles (17.5 km2) (or 0.98%) is water. The terrain is mostly flat, as the county is in the coastal plain region of Georgia. However, the landscape gets slightly hilly in the northwestern and central side of the county. Bulloch County is just southwest of the Ogeechee River and has many other small waterways, ponds, and swamps. Trees like bald cypress are seen in these areas. On higher ground, pine, oak, and many other tree varieties native to the southeastern United States thrive.
- State Route 24
- State Route 26
- State Route 46
- State Route 67
- State Route 67 Bypass
- State Route 73
- State Route 73 Bypass
- State Route 119
- State Route 119 Connector
- State Route 119 Spur
- State Route 404 (unsigned designation for I-16)
- Savannah River Parkway (western section)
- Screven County (north)
- Effingham County (east)
- Bryan County (southeast)
- Evans County (southwest)
- Candler County (west)
- Emanuel County (northwest)
- Jenkins County (north-northwest)
As of the census of 2010, there were 70,217 people, 23,875 households, and 13,522 families residing in the county. The population density was 104.4 people per square mile. There were 28,794 housing units. The racial makeup of the county was 67.20% White, 27.60% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. 3.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 25,575 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.10% were married couples living together, 13.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.20% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the county the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 28.0% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.9 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,170, and the median income for a family was $43,288. Males had a median income of $36,312 versus $27,474 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,339. About 16.60% of families and 35.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.70% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and unincorporated towns
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Bulloch County, Georgia
- USS Bulloch County (LST-509)
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Bulloch County History. http://www.bullochcounty.net/history.htm
- "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.
||Emanuel County and Jenkins County||Screven County|
|Candler County||Effingham County|
|Evans County||Bryan County|