Tattnall County, Georgia

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Tattnall County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Tattnall County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 5, 1801
Named for Josiah Tattnall
Seat Reidsville
Largest city Glennville
Area
 • Total 488 sq mi (1,264 km2)
 • Land 479 sq mi (1,241 km2)
 • Water 8.9 sq mi (23 km2), 1.8%
Population
 • (2010) 25,520
 • Density 53/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.tattnall.com

Tattnall County is a county located in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,520.[1] The county seat is Reidsville.[2] The county was created on December 5, 1801 from part of Montgomery County, Georgia by the Georgia General Assembly.[3] It is located within the Magnolia Midlands, a part of the Historic South region.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 488 square miles (1,260 km2), of which 479 square miles (1,240 km2) is land and 8.9 square miles (23 km2) (1.8%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 2,206
1820 2,644 19.9%
1830 2,040 −22.8%
1840 2,724 33.5%
1850 3,227 18.5%
1860 4,352 34.9%
1870 4,860 11.7%
1880 6,988 43.8%
1890 10,253 46.7%
1900 20,419 99.2%
1910 18,569 −9.1%
1920 14,502 −21.9%
1930 15,411 6.3%
1940 16,243 5.4%
1950 15,939 −1.9%
1960 15,837 −0.6%
1970 16,557 4.5%
1980 18,134 9.5%
1990 17,722 −2.3%
2000 22,305 25.9%
2010 25,520 14.4%
Est. 2013 25,526 0.0%
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 22,305 people, 7,057 households, and 4,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 8,578 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.51% White, 31.43% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.64% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 8.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,057 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 13.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% 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 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 34.60% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 136.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 146.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,664, and the median income for a family was $35,951. Males had a median income of $28,994 versus $19,984 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,439. About 18.60% of families and 23.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 20.20% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Georgia Department of Corrections operates the Georgia State Prison in unincorporated Tattnall County, near Reidsville.[10]

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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. ^ "Tattnall County Historical Maps". Retrieved 28 May 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. 
  10. ^ "Georgia State Prison." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.

Coordinates: 32°02′N 82°04′W / 32.04°N 82.06°W / 32.04; -82.06