Lamar County, Georgia

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Lamar County, Georgia
Lamar County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Lamar County courthouse in Barnesville
Map of Georgia highlighting Lamar County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1920
Named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
Seat Barnesville
Largest city Barnesville
Area
 • Total 186 sq mi (482 km2)
 • Land 184 sq mi (477 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6 km2), 1.3%
Population
 • (2010) 18,317
 • Density 100/sq mi (39/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.lamarcountyga.com

Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,317.[1] The county seat is Barnesville.[2]

Lamar County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly proposed the constitutional amendment to create the county on August 17, 1920, and the citizens of the state voted in favor of the amendment on November 2, 1920.[3] Land from Pike County and Monroe County was then transferred to create Lamar county. Lamar County was named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 186 square miles (480 km2), of which 184 square miles (480 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (1.3%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 9,745
1940 10,091 3.6%
1950 10,242 1.5%
1960 10,240 0.0%
1970 10,688 4.4%
1980 12,215 14.3%
1990 13,038 6.7%
2000 15,912 22.0%
2010 18,317 15.1%
Est. 2013 17,959 −2.0%
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 15,912 people, 5,712 households, and 4,284 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 6,145 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 67.78% White, 30.39% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,712 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,087, and the median income for a family was $43,481. Males had a median income of $29,453 versus $21,933 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,666. About 8.10% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% 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. ^ GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
  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°04′N 84°08′W / 33.07°N 84.14°W / 33.07; -84.14