Talbot County, Georgia

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Talbot County, Georgia
Talbot County, GA Courthouse.JPG
Talbot County Courthouse in Talbotton
Map of Georgia highlighting Talbot County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1827
Named for Matthew Talbot
Seat Talbotton
Largest city Talbotton
Area
 • Total 395 sq mi (1,023 km2)
 • Land 391 sq mi (1,013 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (9 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 6,865
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website talbotcounty.georgia.gov

Talbot County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census showed a population of 6,865.[1] The county seat is Talbotton.[2]

History[edit]

Talbot County was created by a December 14, 1827, act of the Georgia General Assembly from a portion of Muscogee County. Taylor County was created from a portion of Talbot County in 1852.

The County was named after Governor of Georgia Matthew Talbot.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 391 square miles (1,010 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.9%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 5,940
1840 15,627 163.1%
1850 16,534 5.8%
1860 13,616 −17.6%
1870 11,913 −12.5%
1880 14,115 18.5%
1890 13,258 −6.1%
1900 12,197 −8.0%
1910 11,696 −4.1%
1920 11,158 −4.6%
1930 8,458 −24.2%
1940 8,141 −3.7%
1950 7,687 −5.6%
1960 7,127 −7.3%
1970 6,625 −7.0%
1980 6,536 −1.3%
1990 6,524 −0.2%
2000 6,498 −0.4%
2010 6,865 5.6%
Est. 2013 6,456 −6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,865 people residing in the county. 59.2% were Black or African American, 39.0% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% of some other race and 1.0% of two or more races. 1.3% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 6,498 people, 2,538 households, and 1,824 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 2,871 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 36.80% White, 61.59% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,538 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 20.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,611, and the median income for a family was $35,208. Males had a median income of $29,186 versus $19,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,539. About 19.90% of families and 24.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.10% of those under age 18 and 19.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Box Springs
  • Centerville
  • O'Neals
  • Tax

See also[edit]

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. 

Coordinates: 32°43′N 84°32′W / 32.71°N 84.53°W / 32.71; -84.53