Chattahoochee County, Georgia

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Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Chattahoochee County, Georgia Courthouse.JPG
Chattahoochee County Courthouse in Cusseta
Map of Georgia highlighting Chattahoochee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Named for Chattahoochee River
Seat Cusseta
Largest city Cusseta
Area
 • Total 251 sq mi (650 km2)
 • Land 249 sq mi (645 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 11,267
 • Density 45/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.ugoccc.us

Chattahoochee County, also known as Cusseta-Chattahoochee County,[1] is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,267.[2] The county seat is Cusseta,[3] with which the county shares a consolidated city-county government. Despite the city-county government Cusseta is not coterminous with the county; it remains a geographically distinct municipality within the county.[4][5] The county was created on February 13, 1854.

Chattahoochee County is included in the Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly created Chattahoochee County on February 13, 1854, from portions of Muscogee and Marion counties. It is named for the Chattahoochee River that forms its western boundary. The county seat was named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town that once existed nearby. In 2004-2005, the US Census Bureau reported a 6.2% population decline, making top on the national list of counties with shrinking population.

The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Westville, near Lumpkin, Georgia.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 251 square miles (650 km2), of which 249 square miles (640 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (1.0%) is water.[6]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 5,797
1870 6,059 4.5%
1880 5,670 −6.4%
1890 4,902 −13.5%
1900 5,790 18.1%
1910 5,586 −3.5%
1920 5,266 −5.7%
1930 8,894 68.9%
1940 15,138 70.2%
1950 12,149 −19.7%
1960 13,011 7.1%
1970 25,813 98.4%
1980 21,732 −15.8%
1990 16,934 −22.1%
2000 14,882 −12.1%
2010 11,267 −24.3%
Est. 2013 12,842 14.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 14,882 people, 2,932 households, and 2,624 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 3,316 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.08% White, 29.92% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 5.18% from other races, and 3.77% from two or more races. 10.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,932 households out of which 64.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.30% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.50% were non-families. 8.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.64.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 27.90% from 18 to 24, 36.40% from 25 to 44, 5.50% from 45 to 64, and 1.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 171.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 217.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,106, and the median income for a family was $38,313. Males had a median income of $21,975 versus $20,648 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,049. About 8.90% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/cusseta-chattahoochee-county.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/cusseta.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/cusseta-chattahoochee-county.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 32°21′N 84°47′W / 32.35°N 84.79°W / 32.35; -84.79