Jeff Davis County, Georgia
|Jeff Davis County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||August 18, 1905|
335.42 sq mi (869 km²)
333.38 sq mi (863 km²)
2.04 sq mi (5 km²), 0.61%
38/sq mi (15/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Jeff Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on August 18, 1905. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,068. It was named for the only President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. The 2010 Census Estimate showed a population of 15,162. The county seat is Hazlehurst.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 335.42 square miles (868.7 km2), of which 333.38 square miles (863.5 km2) (or 99.39%) is land and 2.04 square miles (5.3 km2) (or 0.61%) is water.
- State Route 19
- State Route 19 Connector
- State Route 27
- State Route 107
- State Route 135
- State Route 135 Connector
- State Route 268
- Wheeler County (north)
- Montgomery County (north-northeast)
- Toombs County (northeast)
- Appling County (southeast)
- Bacon County (southeast)
- Coffee County (southwest)
- Telfair County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,684 people, 4,828 households, and 3,592 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 5,581 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.20% White, 15.14% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.39% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 5.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,828 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.60% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,310, and the median income for a family was $30,930. Males had a median income of $26,261 versus $20,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,780. About 16.80% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 22.10% of those age 65 or over.
Jeff Davis in popular culture
The country song "Where There's a Road" by Robbie Fulks starts with the line "Jeff Davis was no county line to my daddy."
Cities and towns
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 May 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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Telfair County||Wheeler County||Montgomery County and Toombs County|
|Coffee County||Bacon County|