Morgan County, Georgia

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Morgan County, Georgia
Morgan County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Map of Georgia highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1807
Seat Madison
Largest city Madison
Area
 • Total 355 sq mi (919 km2)
 • Land 347 sq mi (899 km2)
 • Water 7.3 sq mi (19 km2), 2.1%
Population
 • (2010) 17,868
 • Density 51/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,868.[1] The county seat is Madison, Georgia.[2]

Morgan County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Morgan county was created on December 10, 1807. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Panola Guards, which was a part of Cobb's Legion.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 355 square miles (920 km2), of which 347 square miles (900 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19 km2) (2.1%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 8,369
1820 13,520 61.5%
1830 12,046 −10.9%
1840 9,121 −24.3%
1850 10,744 17.8%
1860 9,997 −7.0%
1870 10,696 7.0%
1880 14,032 31.2%
1890 16,041 14.3%
1900 15,813 −1.4%
1910 19,717 24.7%
1920 20,143 2.2%
1930 12,488 −38.0%
1940 12,713 1.8%
1950 11,899 −6.4%
1960 10,280 −13.6%
1970 9,904 −3.7%
1980 11,572 16.8%
1990 12,883 11.3%
2000 15,457 20.0%
2010 17,868 15.6%
Est. 2013 17,781 −0.5%
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 15,457 people, 5,558 households, and 4,301 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/mi²). There were 6,128 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.69% White, 28.53% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,558 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 19.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,249, and the median income for a family was $46,146. Males had a median income of $34,634 versus $22,206 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,823. About 8.90% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% 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: 33°35′N 83°29′W / 33.59°N 83.49°W / 33.59; -83.49