Clinch County, Georgia

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Clinch County, Georgia
ClinchCoCourthouse.jpg
Map of Georgia highlighting Clinch County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1850
Named for Duncan Lamont Clinch
Seat Homerville
Largest city Homerville
Area
 • Total 824.17 sq mi (2,135 km2)
 • Land 809.29 sq mi (2,096 km2)
 • Water 14.88 sq mi (39 km2), 1.81%
Population
 • (2010) 6,798
 • Density 8/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website clinchcounty.georgia.gov

Clinch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 14, 1850, named in honor of Duncan Lamont Clinch.[1] As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,798.[2] The county seat is Homerville.[3]

With just 8.5 people per square mile (land), Clinch has one of the lowest population densities of any county in Georgia.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 824.17 square miles (2,134.6 km2), of which 809.29 square miles (2,096.1 km2) (or 98.19%) is land and 14.88 square miles (38.5 km2) (or 1.81%) is water.[4] Eastern and southeastern portions of the county lie within the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected areas.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 637
1860 3,063 380.8%
1870 3,945 28.8%
1880 4,138 4.9%
1890 6,652 60.8%
1900 8,732 31.3%
1910 8,424 −3.5%
1920 7,984 −5.2%
1930 7,015 −12.1%
1940 6,437 −8.2%
1950 6,007 −6.7%
1960 6,545 9.0%
1970 6,405 −2.1%
1980 6,660 4.0%
1990 6,160 −7.5%
2000 6,878 11.7%
2010 6,798 −1.2%
Est. 2012 6,718 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 6,878 people, 2,512 households, and 1,823 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,837 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.93% White, 29.50% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,512 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.70% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,755, and the median income for a family was $31,755. Males had a median income of $26,905 versus $19,347 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,023. About 22.20% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 30.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Famous people[edit]

Clinch County is the birthplace of actor Ossie Davis, Jonathan Smith (football player), politician W. Benjamin Gibbs, and politician William Chester Lankford.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 85. 
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 30°55′N 82°42′W / 30.92°N 82.70°W / 30.92; -82.70