Dougherty County, Georgia

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Dougherty County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Dougherty County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1853
Named for Charles Dougherty
Seat Albany
Largest city Albany
Area
 • Total 334.64 sq mi (867 km2)
 • Land 329.60 sq mi (854 km2)
 • Water 5.04 sq mi (13 km2), 1.51%
Population
 • (2010) 94,565
 • Density 292/sq mi (113/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.albany.ga.us/content/1800/default.aspx

Dougherty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 94,565.[1] The county seat and largest city is Albany.[2]

Dougherty County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The county was created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1853, from a part of Baker County and was named after Charles Dougherty,[3] a respected judge and lawyer from Athens, Georgia.

Geography[edit]

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.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 8,295
1870 11,517 38.8%
1880 12,622 9.6%
1890 12,206 −3.3%
1900 13,679 12.1%
1910 16,035 17.2%
1920 20,063 25.1%
1930 22,306 11.2%
1940 28,565 28.1%
1950 43,617 52.7%
1960 75,680 73.5%
1970 89,639 18.4%
1980 100,718 12.4%
1990 96,311 −4.4%
2000 96,065 −0.3%
2010 94,565 −1.6%
Est. 2012 94,501 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 94,565 people residing in the county. 67.1% were Black or African American, 29.6% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% of some other race and 1.2% of two or more races. 2.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[7] 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.

The largest European ancestry groups in Dougherty County are English (6.6%), Irish (6.5%), "American" (mostly English and Scots-Irish)(5.6%), German (4.5%) and Scots-Irish (1.6%).[8]

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.

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History[edit]

Dougherty County was created on December 15, 1853, from Baker County and named for Judge Charles Dougherty. In 1854 and 1856 small areas were added from Worth County.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  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. 108. 
  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. 
  8. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ADPTable?_bm=y&-context=adp&-qr_name=ACS_2008_3YR_G00_DP3YR2&-ds_name=ACS_2008_3YR_G00_&-tree_id=3308&-redoLog=true&-_caller=geoselect&-geo_id=05000US13095&-format=&-_lang=en

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Coordinates: 31°32′N 84°13′W / 31.54°N 84.22°W / 31.54; -84.22