Spalding County, Georgia

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Spalding County, Georgia
Spalding County Courthouse (NE corner).JPG
Spalding County Courthouse in Griffin
Map of Georgia highlighting Spalding County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1851
Named for Thomas Spalding
Seat Griffin
Largest city Griffin
Area
 • Total 200 sq mi (518 km2)
 • Land 196 sq mi (508 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8 km2), 1.6%
Population
 • (2010) 64,073
 • Density 326/sq mi (126/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.spaldingcounty.com

Spalding County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,073.[1] The county seat is Griffin.[2] The county was created December 20, 1851 and named for former United States representative and senator Thomas Spalding.

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

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 200 square miles (520 km2), of which 196 square miles (510 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (1.6%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 8,699
1870 10,205 17.3%
1880 12,585 23.3%
1890 13,117 4.2%
1900 17,619 34.3%
1910 19,741 12.0%
1920 21,908 11.0%
1930 23,495 7.2%
1940 28,427 21.0%
1950 31,045 9.2%
1960 35,404 14.0%
1970 39,514 11.6%
1980 47,899 21.2%
1990 54,457 13.7%
2000 58,417 7.3%
2010 64,073 9.7%
Est. 2013 63,829 −0.4%
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 58,417 people, 21,519 households, and 15,773 families residing in the county. The population density was 295 people per square mile (114/km²). There were 23,001 housing units at an average density of 116 per square mile (45/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.50% White, 31.05% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,519 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 18.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,221, and the median income for a family was $41,631. Males had a median income of $32,347 versus $22,114 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,791. About 12.40% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Spalding County has 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 4 complementary programs.

Communities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 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 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 33°16′N 84°17′W / 33.26°N 84.28°W / 33.26; -84.28