Troup County, Georgia

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Troup County, Georgia
Troup County Georgia Government Center.JPG
Troup County Courthouse and Government Center in LaGrange
Map of Georgia highlighting Troup County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded June 9, 1826
Named for George Troup
Seat LaGrange
Largest city LaGrange
Area
 • Total 445.96 sq mi (1,155 km2)
 • Land 413.90 sq mi (1,072 km2)
 • Water 32.06 sq mi (83 km2)
Population
 • (2010) 67,044
 • Density 162/sq mi (63/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.troupcountyga.org

Troup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67,044.[1] The county seat is LaGrange.[2]

History[edit]

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826.

The county is named for George Troup,[3] thirty-fourth governor of Georgia, U.S. representative, and senator.

The official historian of Troup County is noted author Forrest Clark Johnson, III.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 445.96 square miles (1,155.0 km2), of which 413.90 square miles (1,072.0 km2) (or 92.81%) is land and 32.06 square miles (83.0 km2) (or 7.19%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 5,799
1840 15,733 171.3%
1850 16,879 7.3%
1860 16,262 −3.7%
1870 17,632 8.4%
1880 20,565 16.6%
1890 20,723 0.8%
1900 24,002 15.8%
1910 26,228 9.3%
1920 36,097 37.6%
1930 36,752 1.8%
1940 43,879 19.4%
1950 49,841 13.6%
1960 47,189 −5.3%
1970 44,466 −5.8%
1980 50,003 12.5%
1990 55,536 11.1%
2000 58,779 5.8%
2010 67,044 14.1%
Est. 2012 68,468 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 58,779 people, 21,920 households, and 15,607 families residing in the county. The population density was 142 people per square mile (55/km²). There were 23,824 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.80% White, 31.87% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,920 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% were married couples living together, 17.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% 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 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,469, and the median income for a family was $41,891. Males had a median income of $31,863 versus $22,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,626. About 12.20% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 33°02′N 85°02′W / 33.03°N 85.03°W / 33.03; -85.03