Montgomery County, Georgia

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Montgomery County, Georgia
Montgomery County Georgia Couthouse.jpg
Montgomery County Courthouse (built 1907) in Mount Vernon
Map of Georgia highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 19, 1793
Named for Richard Montgomery
Seat Mount Vernon
Largest city Mount Vernon
Area
 • Total 245 sq mi (635 km2)
 • Land 240 sq mi (622 km2)
 • Water 5.2 sq mi (13 km2), 2.1%
Population
 • (2010) 9,123
 • Density 38/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website montgomerycountyga.gov

Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,123.[1] The county seat is Mount Vernon.[2]

Montgomery County is part of the Vidalia, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. It was created on December 19, 1793.

More recently, the county is noted for its practice of organizing segregated proms, a practice that has continued since integration of its schools in the 1970s.[3][4][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 245 square miles (630 km2), of which 240 square miles (620 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (2.1%) is water.[6]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 3,180
1810 2,954 −7.1%
1820 1,869 −36.7%
1830 1,269 −32.1%
1840 1,616 27.3%
1850 2,154 33.3%
1860 2,997 39.1%
1870 3,586 19.7%
1880 5,381 50.1%
1890 9,248 71.9%
1900 16,359 76.9%
1910 19,638 20.0%
1920 9,167 −53.3%
1930 10,020 9.3%
1940 9,668 −3.5%
1950 7,901 −18.3%
1960 6,284 −20.5%
1970 6,099 −2.9%
1980 7,011 15.0%
1990 7,163 2.2%
2000 8,270 15.5%
2010 9,123 10.3%
Est. 2013 9,021 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 8,270 people, 2,919 households, and 2,063 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/mi²). There were 3,492 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (14/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.72% White, 27.24% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.13% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 3.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,919 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 12.80% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,240, and the median income for a family was $38,418. Males had a median income of $27,572 versus $21,342 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,182. About 15.80% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 23.90% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Shapiro, Dana (May 2003). "Separate but equal?". Spin (magazine). Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ Sara Corbett (May 21, 2009). "A Prom Divided". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Leonard Doyle (June 21, 2009). "Segregated high school proms divide Georgia's students". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 32°10′N 82°32′W / 32.17°N 82.53°W / 32.17; -82.53