Glascock County, Georgia

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Glascock County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Glascock County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Named for Thomas Glascock
Seat Gibson
Largest city Gibson
Area
 • Total 144 sq mi (373 km2)
 • Land 144 sq mi (373 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 3,082
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Glascock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,082,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Georgia. The county seat is Gibson.[2] The county was created on December 19, 1857.

History[edit]

The county is named after Thomas Glascock,[3] a soldier in the War of 1812, general in the First Seminole War and U.S. representative.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 144 square miles (370 km2), of which 144 square miles (370 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4] It is the fourth-smallest county in Georgia by area.

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 2,437
1870 2,736 12.3%
1880 3,577 30.7%
1890 3,720 4.0%
1900 4,516 21.4%
1910 4,669 3.4%
1920 4,192 −10.2%
1930 4,388 4.7%
1940 4,547 3.6%
1950 3,579 −21.3%
1960 2,672 −25.3%
1970 2,280 −14.7%
1980 2,382 4.5%
1990 2,357 −1.0%
2000 2,556 8.4%
2010 3,082 20.6%
Est. 2013 3,102 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 2,556 people, 1,004 households, and 715 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 1,192 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.61% White, 8.29% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,004 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,743, and the median income for a family was $36,629. Males had a median income of $32,896 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,185. About 9.40% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 38.50% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  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. 138. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 222, 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 33°14′N 82°37′W / 33.23°N 82.61°W / 33.23; -82.61