Dougherty County, Georgia
|Dougherty County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|• Total||334.64 sq mi (867 km2)|
|• Land||329.60 sq mi (854 km2)|
|• Water||5.04 sq mi (13 km2), 1.51%|
|• Density||292/sq mi (113/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Dougherty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 94,565. It is included in the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat and largest city is Albany.
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According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 334.64 square miles (866.7 km2), of which 329.60 square miles (853.7 km2) (or 98.49%) is land and 5.04 square miles (13.1 km2) (or 1.51%) is water.
- State Route 3
- State Route 62
- State Route 91
- State Route 133
- State Route 234
- State Route 300
- State Route 520
- State Route 520 Business
- Lee County, Georgia - north
- Worth County, Georgia - east
- Mitchell County, Georgia - south
- Baker County, Georgia - southwest
- Calhoun County, Georgia - west
- Terrell County, Georgia - northwest
As of the census of 2000, there were 96,065 people, 35,552 households, and 24,282 families residing in the county. The population density was 292 people per square mile (113/km²). There were 39,656 housing units at an average density of 120 per square mile (46/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.13% Black or African American, 37.80% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 35,552 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.90% were married couples living together, 23.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 26.80% 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 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 12.20% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 87.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,934, and the median income for a family was $36,655. Males had a median income of $30,742 versus $22,254 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,645. About 19.60% of families and 24.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.30% of those under age 18 and 17.20% of those age 65 or over.
Incorporated cities and towns
- Five Points
- Four Points
- Pecan City
- Radium Springs
- River Bend
- Turner City
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Dougherty County, Georgia
- W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903) contains two essays that are surveys of race relations in Dougherty County from Reconstruction to the end of the 20th century.
- "Of the Black Belt"
- "Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece"
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Dougherty County official website
- Official Downtown Albany website
- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Georgia Place Names
- GeorgiaInfo Dougherty County Courthouse history
||Terrell County||Lee County|
|Calhoun County||Worth County|
|Baker County||Mitchell County|