Jones County, Georgia

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Jones County, Georgia
Jones County Courthouse 2012-10-04 14-37-17.jpg
Jones County Courthouse in Gray, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1807
Named for James Jones
Seat Gray
Largest city Gray
Area
 • Total 394 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Land 392.40 sq mi (1,016 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4 km2), 0.41%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010) 28,669
 • Density 70/sq mi (60/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 10, 1807. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,669.[1] The county seat is Gray.[2]

History[edit]

The county is named after U.S. Representative James Jones.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 395.39 square miles (1,024.1 km2), of which 394 square miles (1,020 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2)

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 8,597
1820 16,570 92.7%
1830 13,345 −19.5%
1840 10,065 −24.6%
1850 10,224 1.6%
1860 9,107 −10.9%
1870 9,436 3.6%
1880 11,613 23.1%
1890 12,709 9.4%
1900 13,358 5.1%
1910 13,103 −1.9%
1920 13,269 1.3%
1930 8,992 −32.2%
1940 8,331 −7.4%
1950 7,538 −9.5%
1960 8,468 12.3%
1970 12,218 44.3%
1980 16,579 35.7%
1990 20,739 25.1%
2000 23,639 14.0%
2010 28,669 21.3%
Est. 2012 28,577 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 28,669 people, 8,659 households, and 6,667 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 9,272 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.02% White, 23.29% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,659 households out of which 37.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 13.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,301, and the median income for a family was $48,966. Males had a median income of $36,464 versus $26,736 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,126. About 7.70% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 33°02′N 83°34′W / 33.03°N 83.57°W / 33.03; -83.57