Marion County, Georgia

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Marion County, Georgia
Marion County Courthouse (NRHP) Buena Vista, GA.JPG
Marion County Courthouse in Buena Vista
Map of Georgia highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1827
Seat Buena Vista
Largest city Buena Vista
Area
 • Total 367 sq mi (951 km2)
 • Land 366 sq mi (948 km2)
 • Water 1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
Population
 • (2010) 8,742
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 Census reflected a population of 8,742.[1] The county seat is Buena Vista.[2] The county was created on December 14, 1827.

Marion County is included in the Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The art site of Pasaquan is located in Marion County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 367 square miles (950 km2), of which 366 square miles (950 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,436
1840 4,812 235.1%
1850 10,280 113.6%
1860 7,390 −28.1%
1870 8,000 8.3%
1880 8,598 7.5%
1890 7,728 −10.1%
1900 10,080 30.4%
1910 9,147 −9.3%
1920 7,604 −16.9%
1930 6,968 −8.4%
1940 6,954 −0.2%
1950 6,521 −6.2%
1960 5,477 −16.0%
1970 5,099 −6.9%
1980 5,297 3.9%
1990 5,590 5.5%
2000 7,144 27.8%
2010 8,742 22.4%
Est. 2013 8,640 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 7,144 people, 2,668 households, and 1,912 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 3,130 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.85% White, 34.07% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.95% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 5.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,668 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% were married couples living together, 15.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,145, and the median income for a family was $31,928. Males had a median income of $27,118 versus $21,211 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,044. About 17.80% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.20% of those under age 18 and 25.10% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 32°21′N 84°32′W / 32.35°N 84.53°W / 32.35; -84.53