Dougherty County, Georgia
|Dougherty County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Charles Dougherty|
|• Total||335 sq mi (868 km2)|
|• Land||329 sq mi (852 km2)|
|• Water||5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 1.8%|
|• Density||288/sq mi (111/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Dougherty County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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, a respected judge and lawyer from Athens, Georgia. In 1854 and 1856 small areas were added from Worth County.
- Lee County - north
- Worth County - east
- Mitchell County - south
- Baker County - southwest
- Calhoun County - west
- Terrell County - northwest
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 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.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Dougherty County, Georgia
- W.E.B. Du Bois, 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"
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- 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|