Mitchell County, Georgia

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Mitchell County, Georgia
Mitchell County Courthouse (South face).JPG
Mitchell County Courthouse (Built 1936), Camilla
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Seat Camilla
Largest city Camilla
Area
 • Total 514 sq mi (1,331 km2)
 • Land 512 sq mi (1,326 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 23,498
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.mitchellcountyga.net

Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,498.[1] The county seat is Camilla.[2] The county was created on December 21, 1857.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 514 square miles (1,330 km2), of which 512 square miles (1,330 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Government[edit]

The County Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Board of Commissioners
District Commissioner Party
District 1 (At-Large) Benjamin Hayward, Chairman of Board Democratic
District 2 Keith Jones
District 3 Reggie Bostick Vice Chairman
District 4 Julius Hatcher
District 5 David Sullivan

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,308
1870 6,633 54.0%
1880 9,392 41.6%
1890 10,906 16.1%
1900 14,767 35.4%
1910 22,114 49.8%
1920 25,588 15.7%
1930 23,620 −7.7%
1940 23,261 −1.5%
1950 22,528 −3.2%
1960 19,652 −12.8%
1970 18,956 −3.5%
1980 21,114 11.4%
1990 20,275 −4.0%
2000 23,932 18.0%
2010 23,496 −1.8%
Est. 2013 23,045 −1.9%
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 23,932 people, 8,063 households, and 5,934 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/mi²). There were 8,880 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 49.57% White, 47.86% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,063 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.60% were married couples living together, 22.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,581, and the median income for a family was $31,262. Males had a median income of $25,130 versus $19,582 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,042. About 22.30% of families and 26.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.50% of those under age 18 and 20.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 16, 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: 31°13′N 84°11′W / 31.22°N 84.19°W / 31.22; -84.19