Miller County, Georgia

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Miller County, Georgia
Miller County Courthouse.JPG
Miller County Courthouse in Colquitt
Map of Georgia highlighting Miller County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat Colquitt
Largest city Colquitt
Area
 • Total 284 sq mi (736 km2)
 • Land 282 sq mi (730 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 6,125
 • Density 22/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Miller County, Georgia historical marker

Miller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,125.[1] The county seat is Colquitt.[2] The county was created on February 26, 1856 and named after Andrew Jackson Miller (1806 – 56), president of the Medical College of Georgia.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 284 square miles (740 km2), of which 282 square miles (730 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,791
1870 3,091 72.6%
1880 3,720 20.3%
1890 4,275 14.9%
1900 6,319 47.8%
1910 7,986 26.4%
1920 9,565 19.8%
1930 9,076 −5.1%
1940 9,998 10.2%
1950 9,023 −9.8%
1960 6,908 −23.4%
1970 6,397 −7.4%
1980 7,038 10.0%
1990 6,280 −10.8%
2000 6,383 1.6%
2010 6,125 −4.0%
Est. 2013 5,932 −3.2%
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 6,383 people, 2,487 households, and 1,765 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/mi²). There were 2,770 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.26% White, 28.90% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,487 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,335, and the median income for a family was $31,866. Males had a median income of $25,995 versus $20,886 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,435. About 16.90% of families and 21.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 21.10% 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. 

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Coordinates: 31°10′N 84°44′W / 31.16°N 84.73°W / 31.16; -84.73