Burke County, Georgia
|Burke County, Georgia|
Burke County courthouse in Waynesboro, Georgia
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Named for||British philosopher and Parliamentarian Edmund Burke|
|• Total||834.99 sq mi (2,163 km2)|
|• Land||830.47 sq mi (2,151 km2)|
|• Water||4.52 sq mi (12 km2), 0.54%|
|• Density||27/sq mi (10/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Burke County is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 834.99 square miles (2,162.6 km2), of which 830.47 square miles (2,150.9 km2) (or 99.46%) is land and 4.52 square miles (11.7 km2) (or 0.54%) is water.
- State Route 17
- Georgia State Route 23
- Georgia State Route 24
- Georgia State Route 56
- State Route 56 Spur
- State Route 78
- Georgia State Route 80
- State Route 88
- State Route 121
- State Route 121 Bypass
- State Route 305
- Savannah River Parkway (eastern section)
Burke County is an original county of Georgia, created February 5, 1777. In 1779, Col. John Twiggs and Col. William Few and Benjamin Few, along with 250 men, victoriously defended the Cause of the American Revolution at the Battle of Burke Jail. During the American Civil War, Burke County provided the 2nd Regiment Georgia Infantry Company D (Burke Sharpshooters), 3rd Regiment Georgia Infantry Company A (Burke Guards), 32nd Regiment Georgia Infantry Company C (Williams Volunteers), 32nd Regiment Georgia Infantry Company K (Alexander Greys), 48th Regiment Georgia Infantry Company D (Burke Volunteers), Cobb's Legion Infantry company E (Poythress Volunteers) and the Cobb's Legion Cavalry Company F (Grubb's Hussars). Burke County is a beautiful county located in the CSRA (the Central Savannah River Area).
As of the 2010 census Burke County had a population of 23,316. The racial and ethnic makeup of the population was 46.5% non-Hispanic white, 49.2% non-Hispanic African-American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from two or more races and 2.6% Hispanic or Latino.
As of the census of 2000, there were 22,243 people, 7,934 households, and 5,799 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 8,842 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 51.00% Black or African American, 46.90% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,934 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.40% were married couples living together, 22.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the county the population was spread out with 31.30% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,877, and the median income for a family was $31,660. Males had a median income of $29,992 and females had an income of $19,008. The per capita income for the county was $13,136. About 23.80% of families and 28.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.00% of those under age 18 and 29.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Cooksey, Elizabeth B. (November 11, 2011). "Burke County". New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council. Retrieved August 08, 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.
- 2010 census report for Burke County, Georgia
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
9.Albert M. Hillhouse. A History of Burke County, Georgia, 1777-1950. Reprint Company and Magnolia Press, 1985.
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