Lowndes County, Georgia
|Lowndes County, Georgia|
Lowndes County Courthouse in Valdosta, Georgia
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 23, 1825|
|Named for||William Jones Lowndes|
|• Total||510.63 sq mi (1,323 km2)|
|• Land||504.22 sq mi (1,306 km2)|
|• Water||6.41 sq mi (17 km2), 1.26%|
|• Density||183/sq mi (294/km²)|
|Congressional districts||1st, 2nd|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Lowndes County (pronounced Lounds) is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia along the Florida border. It was created December 23, 1825. As of the 2010 Census showed a population of 109,233. The county seat is Valdosta.
It is the largest county in the Valdosta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is a major commercial, educational, and manufacturing center of south Georgia with considerable forest products including pulpwood and naval stores, such as turpentine and rosin. Part of Grand Bay, a 13,000-acre (53 km2) swamp is located in Lowndes County.
The county was named for William Jones Lowndes (1782–1822), a prominent South Carolina lawyer and Congressman whose father, South Carolina Governor Rawlins Lowndes, had been a Revolutionary War leader.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 510.63 square miles (1,322.5 km2), of which 504.22 square miles (1,305.9 km2) (or 98.74%) is land and 6.41 square miles (16.6 km2) (or 1.26%) is water.
- State Route 7
- State Route 7 Alternate
- State Route 7 Business
- State Route 31
- State Route 38
- State Route 94
- State Route 122
- State Route 125
- State Route 133
- State Route 135
- State Route 376
- State Route 401 (unsigned designation for I-75)
- Berrien County (north)
- Lanier County (northeast)
- Echols County (east)
- Hamilton County, Florida (southeast)
- Madison County, Florida (southwest)
- Brooks County (west)
- Cook County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 92,115 people, 32,654 households, and 22,237 families residing in the county. The population density was 183 people per square mile (71/km²). There were 36,551 housing units at an average density of 72 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.00% White, 33.99% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 32,654 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 15.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% 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 3.14.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 15.10% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 18.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,132, and the median income for a family was $41,580. Males had a median income of $28,411 versus $20,755 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,683. About 13.90% of families and 18.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 17.30% of those age 65 or over.
Incorporated cities and military base
Unincorporated cities and towns
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- Lowndes County
- Lowndes County Schools
- Documents from Lowndes County at the Digital Library of Georgia
||Cook County||Berrien County||Lanier County|
|Brooks County||Echols County|
|Madison County, Florida||Hamilton County, Florida|