Lee County, Georgia

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Lee County, Georgia
Lee County Courthouse, Leesburg.JPG
Lee County courthouse in Leesburg
Map of Georgia highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded June 9, 1825
Named for Henry Lee III
Seat Leesburg
Largest city Leesburg
Area
 • Total 362 sq mi (938 km2)
 • Land 356 sq mi (922 km2)
 • Water 5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 1.6%
Population
 • (2010) 28,298
 • Density 80/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website leecounty.georgia.gov

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,298.[1] Its county seat is Leesburg.[2]

Lee County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. The county was named in honor of Henry Lee III.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 362 square miles (940 km2), of which 356 square miles (920 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (1.6%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,680
1840 4,520 169.0%
1850 6,660 47.3%
1860 7,196 8.0%
1870 9,567 32.9%
1880 10,577 10.6%
1890 9,074 −14.2%
1900 10,344 14.0%
1910 11,679 12.9%
1920 10,904 −6.6%
1930 8,328 −23.6%
1940 7,837 −5.9%
1950 6,674 −14.8%
1960 6,204 −7.0%
1970 7,044 13.5%
1980 11,684 65.9%
1990 16,250 39.1%
2000 24,757 52.4%
2010 29,298 18.3%
Est. 2013 29,071 −0.8%
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 24,757 people, 8,229 households, and 6,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 8,813 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.24% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,229 households out of which 48.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.80% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.40% were non-families. 14.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 6.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,600, and the median income for a family was $53,132. Males had a median income of $39,848 versus $25,715 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,897. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

The county has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1972.

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 236. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  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: 31°47′N 84°08′W / 31.78°N 84.14°W / 31.78; -84.14