Cook County, Georgia

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Coordinates: 31°10′N 83°26′W / 31.167°N 83.433°W / 31.167; -83.433

Cook County, Georgia
CookCountyCourthouse.jpg
Cook County Courthouse in Adel, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Cook County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1918
Named for Philip Cook
Seat Adel
Largest city Adel
Area
 • Total 233.22 sq mi (604 km2)
 • Land 229.02 sq mi (593 km2)
 • Water 4.20 sq mi (11 km2), 1.80%
Population
 • (2010) 17,212
 • Density 27/sq mi (69/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.cookcountyga.us

Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 30, 1918, and ratified November 5, 1918. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,212.[1] The county seat is Adel.[2] Cook County is named for former Civil War general Philip Cook of the Confederate States Army.

Reed Bingham State Park is in Cook County.

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According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 233.22 square miles (604.0 km2), of which 229.02 square miles (593.2 km2) (or 98.20%) is land and 4.20 square miles (10.9 km2) (or 1.80%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 11,180
1930 11,311 1.2%
1940 11,919 5.4%
1950 12,201 2.4%
1960 11,822 −3.1%
1970 12,129 2.6%
1980 13,490 11.2%
1990 13,456 −0.3%
2000 15,771 17.2%
2010 17,212 9.1%
Est. 2012 16,923 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 15,771 people, 5,882 households, and 4,282 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 6,558 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.93% White, 29.09% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 3.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,882 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,582, and the median income for a family was $31,820. Males had a median income of $26,262 versus $19,703 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,465. About 16.50% of families and 20.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.90% of those under age 18 and 24.40% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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