Liberty County, Georgia

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Liberty County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Liberty County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded February 5, 1777
Seat Hinesville
Largest city Hinesville
Area
 • Total 603 sq mi (1,562 km2)
 • Land 490 sq mi (1,269 km2)
 • Water 113 sq mi (293 km2), 18.7%
Population
 • (2010) 63,453
 • Density 130/sq mi (50/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Liberty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,453.[1] The county seat is Hinesville.[2]

Liberty County is part of the Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, GA Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Liberty county was established in 1777. Sunbury was first designated the county seat in 1784. In 1797, the seat was transferred to Riceboro and in 1837 it was transferred again to Hinesville.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 square miles (1,560 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 113 square miles (290 km2) (18.7%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 5,355
1800 5,313 −0.8%
1810 6,228 17.2%
1820 6,695 7.5%
1830 7,233 8.0%
1840 7,241 0.1%
1850 7,926 9.5%
1860 8,367 5.6%
1870 7,688 −8.1%
1880 10,649 38.5%
1890 12,887 21.0%
1900 13,093 1.6%
1910 12,924 −1.3%
1920 12,707 −1.7%
1930 8,153 −35.8%
1940 8,595 5.4%
1950 8,444 −1.8%
1960 14,487 71.6%
1970 17,569 21.3%
1980 37,583 113.9%
1990 52,745 40.3%
2000 61,610 16.8%
2010 63,453 3.0%
Est. 2013 64,135 1.1%
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 61,610 people, 19,383 households, and 15,138 families residing in the county. The population density was 119 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 21,977 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 46.64% White, 42.84% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 4.43% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. 8.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to 2005 Census Estimates Liberty County had a population that was 44.5% African-American, 44.4% Non-Hispanic white, 7.2% Latino, 3.1% non-Hispanics who reported multiple races, 1.9% Asian and 0.5% of both Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.

There were 19,383 households out of which 50.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.90% were non-families. 16.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 17.90% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 12.20% from 45 to 64, and 3.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 111.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,477, and the median income for a family was $35,031. Males had a median income of $25,305 versus $20,765 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,855. About 13.50% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.20% of those under age 18 and 19.90% 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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 233. 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. 

Coordinates: 31°48′N 81°28′W / 31.80°N 81.46°W / 31.80; -81.46