Screven County, Georgia

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Screven County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Screven County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1793
Named for James Screven
Seat Sylvania
Largest city Sylvania
Area
 • Total 656 sq mi (1,699 km2)
 • Land 645 sq mi (1,671 km2)
 • Water 11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.6%
Population
 • (2010) 14,593
 • Density 23/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Screven County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,593.[1] The county seat is Sylvania.[2]

History[edit]

The County was created on December 14, 1793, and was named after General James Screven, who served in the American Revolutionary War.

The Screven County Courthouse, built in 1964, is the fourth courthouse to serve Screven County.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 656 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 645 square miles (1,670 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.6%) is water.[4] The Savannah River borders the eastern side of the county, and the Ogeechee River borders the southwest portion. Elevation varies to around 40 feet on the Savannah river to 320 feet at the Bay Branch community, located a few miles west of Sylvania. Pine, oak, dogwood, and other trees prevalent to the South can be found in Screven County.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 3,019
1810 4,477 48.3%
1820 3,941 −12.0%
1830 4,776 21.2%
1840 4,794 0.4%
1850 6,847 42.8%
1860 8,274 20.8%
1870 9,175 10.9%
1880 12,786 39.4%
1890 14,424 12.8%
1900 19,252 33.5%
1910 20,202 4.9%
1920 23,552 16.6%
1930 20,503 −12.9%
1940 20,353 −0.7%
1950 18,000 −11.6%
1960 14,919 −17.1%
1970 12,591 −15.6%
1980 14,043 11.5%
1990 13,842 −1.4%
2000 15,374 11.1%
2010 14,593 −5.1%
Est. 2013 14,240 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 15,374 people, 5,797 households, and 4,104 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,853 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 53.56% White, 45.29% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,797 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.00% were married couples living together, 18.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,312, and the median income for a family was $34,753. Males had a median income of $30,228 versus $20,154 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,894. About 15.50% of families and 20.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 25.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Dixon Hollingsworth, ed., The History of Screven County, Georgia (Dallas, Tex.: Curtis Media Corporation, 1989).

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13251.html

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 248. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External Links[edit]

Screven County Chamber of Commerce

Coordinates: 32°45′N 81°37′W / 32.75°N 81.61°W / 32.75; -81.61