Colquitt County, Georgia

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Not to be confused with Colquitt, Georgia.
Colquitt County, Georgia
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Map of Georgia highlighting Colquitt County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Named for Walter Terry Colquitt
Seat Moultrie
Largest city Moultrie
Area
 • Total 557 sq mi (1,443 km2)
 • Land 544 sq mi (1,409 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (31 km2), 2.2%
Population
 • (2010) 45,498
 • Density 84/sq mi (32/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Colquitt County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,498.[1] The county seat is Moultrie.[2] The county was created February 25, 1856 and is named for Walter Terry Colquitt, a U.S. senator.

Colquitt County comprises the Moultrie, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

It is the current hometown of U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss. Colquitt County also home of the Colquitt County Packers and is home to the 1994 Class AAAA State Championship Football team and 1997 State Champion Baseball teams.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 557 square miles (1,440 km2), of which 544 square miles (1,410 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.2%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,316
1870 1,654 25.7%
1880 2,527 52.8%
1890 4,794 89.7%
1900 13,636 184.4%
1910 19,789 45.1%
1920 29,332 48.2%
1930 30,622 4.4%
1940 33,012 7.8%
1950 33,999 3.0%
1960 34,048 0.1%
1970 32,200 −5.4%
1980 35,376 9.9%
1990 36,645 3.6%
2000 42,053 14.8%
2010 45,498 8.2%
Est. 2013 46,275 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 42,053 people, 15,495 households, and 11,063 families residing in the county. The population density was 76 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 17,554 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.78% White, 23.47% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 7.05% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 10.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,495 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,539, and the median income for a family was $34,792. Males had a median income of $26,588 versus $20,155 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,457. About 16.10% of families and 19.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.70% of those under age 18 and 19.60% of those age 65 or over.

2008 estimates[edit]

According to Census Bureau estimates in 2008, Colquitt County had a population that was 75.3% whites, 22.9% African-American and 16.0% Latino.[9]

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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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  9. ^ Colquitt County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

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Coordinates: 31°11′N 83°46′W / 31.19°N 83.77°W / 31.19; -83.77