Jefferson County, Georgia

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Jefferson County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1796
Named for Thomas Jefferson
Seat Louisville
Largest city Wadley
Area
 • Total 530 sq mi (1,373 km2)
 • Land 526 sq mi (1,362 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 16,930
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.jeffersoncounty.org

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,930.[1] The county seat is Louisville.[2] The county was created on February 20, 1796 and named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 530 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 526 square miles (1,360 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.6%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 5,684
1810 6,111 7.5%
1820 7,056 15.5%
1830 7,309 3.6%
1840 7,254 −0.8%
1850 9,131 25.9%
1860 10,219 11.9%
1870 12,190 19.3%
1880 15,671 28.6%
1890 17,213 9.8%
1900 18,212 5.8%
1910 21,379 17.4%
1920 22,602 5.7%
1930 20,727 −8.3%
1940 20,040 −3.3%
1950 18,855 −5.9%
1960 17,468 −7.4%
1970 17,174 −1.7%
1980 18,403 7.2%
1990 17,408 −5.4%
2000 17,266 −0.8%
2010 16,930 −1.9%
Est. 2013 16,320 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 16,930 people residing in the county. 54.4% were Black or African American, 42.6% White, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% of some other race and 0.9% of two or more races. 3.1% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 17,266 people, 6,339 households, and 4,545 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,221 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 56.28% Black or African American, 42.09% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,339 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.20% were married couples living together, 23.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,120, and the median income for a family was $31,380. Males had a median income of $27,649 versus $18,686 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,491. About 19.30% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.90% of those under age 18 and 28.80% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 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. 168. 
  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 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 33°03′N 82°25′W / 33.05°N 82.42°W / 33.05; -82.42