Treutlen County, Georgia

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Treutlen County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Treutlen County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded November 5, 1918
Named for John A. Treutlen
Seat Soperton
Largest city Soperton
Area
 • Total 202 sq mi (523 km2)
 • Land 199 sq mi (515 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (8 km2), 1.5%
Population
 • (2010) 6,885
 • Density 35/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.thegagenweb.com
/gatreutlen/

Treutlen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,885.[1] The county seat is Soperton.[2] It is host to the Million Pines Arts and Crafts Festival which occurs during the first weekend in November.

History[edit]

The state constitutional amendment to create the County was proposed by the Georgia General Assembly on August 21, 1917, and ratified November 5, 1918. The County is named for John A. Treutlen,[3] Georgia's first state governor following adoption of the state Constitution of 1777.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 202 square miles (520 km2), of which 199 square miles (520 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (1.5%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 7,664
1930 7,488 −2.3%
1940 7,632 1.9%
1950 6,522 −14.5%
1960 5,874 −9.9%
1970 5,647 −3.9%
1980 6,087 7.8%
1990 5,994 −1.5%
2000 6,854 14.3%
2010 6,885 0.5%
Est. 2013 3,712 −46.1%
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 6,854 people, 2,531 households, and 1,824 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 2,865 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.67% White, 33.10% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,531 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.20% were married couples living together, 17.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% 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 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,644, and the median income for a family was $32,762. Males had a median income of $26,476 versus $20,286 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,122. About 20.80% of families and 26.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.80% of those under age 18 and 33.00% of those age 65 or over.

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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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 246. 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. 

Coordinates: 32°24′N 82°34′W / 32.40°N 82.57°W / 32.40; -82.57