Coffee County, Georgia

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Coffee County, Georgia
Coffee County Courthouse2012.jpg
Coffee County Courthouse in Douglas
Map of Georgia highlighting Coffee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded February 9, 1854
Named for John E. Coffee
Seat Douglas
Largest city Douglas
Area
 • Total 603 sq mi (1,562 km2)
 • Land 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Water 28 sq mi (73 km2), 4.6%
Population
 • (2010) 42,356
 • Density 74/sq mi (29/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Coffee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,356.[1] The county seat is Douglas.[2]

Coffee County comprises the Douglas, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Coffee County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 9, 1854, from portions of Clinch, Irwin, Telfair, and Ware counties. These lands were originally ceded by the Creek in the Treaty of Fort Jackson in (1814) and the Treaty of the Creek Agency (1818) and apportioned to the above Counties before becoming Coffee County.

Berrien (1856), Jeff Davis (1905), and Atkinson (1917) Counties were subsequently formed from sections of Coffee's original borders.

The County is named for General John E. Coffee,[3] a state legislator and a U. S. representative.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 square miles (1,560 km2), of which 575 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 28 square miles (73 km2) (4.6%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 2,879
1870 3,192 10.9%
1880 5,070 58.8%
1890 10,483 106.8%
1900 16,169 54.2%
1910 21,953 35.8%
1920 18,653 −15.0%
1930 19,739 5.8%
1940 21,541 9.1%
1950 23,961 11.2%
1960 21,953 −8.4%
1970 22,828 4.0%
1980 26,894 17.8%
1990 29,592 10.0%
2000 37,413 26.4%
2010 42,356 13.2%
Est. 2013 43,220 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 37,413 people, 13,354 households, and 9,788 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 15,610 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.23% White, 25.88% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.04% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 6.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,354 households out of which 37.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.50% were married couples living together, 15.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,710, and the median income for a family was $35,936. Males had a median income of $26,642 versus $20,644 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,530. About 15.30% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Communities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 86. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 31°33′N 82°51′W / 31.55°N 82.85°W / 31.55; -82.85