Walton County, Georgia

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For the Walton County which existed in the state's northeast from 1803 to 1811, see Walton War.
Walton County, Georgia
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Walton County Courthouse in Monroe
Map of Georgia highlighting Walton County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 22, 1818
Named for George Walton
Seat Monroe
Largest city Monroe
Area
 • Total 330 sq mi (855 km2)
 • Land 326 sq mi (844 km2)
 • Water 4.3 sq mi (11 km2), 1.3%
Population
 • (2010) 83,768
 • Density 257/sq mi (99/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.waltoncountyga.org
Alcovy Mountain, a monadnock, is the highest elevation for several surrounding counties

Walton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,768.[1] The county seat is Monroe.[2]

Walton County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Walton County was created on December 15, 1818. It is named for George Walton, one of the three men from Georgia who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. The other two were Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall.

Walton County is located about 30 miles east of the city of Atlanta. Monroe is the county seat, with other major towns being Loganville and other communities.

Walton County has been home to,the birthplace of, or claim to seven Georgia governors: James Boynton, Howell Cobb, Alfred Colquitt, Wilson Lumpkin, Henry McDaniel, Richard Russell, Jr., Clifford Walker.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 330 square miles (850 km2), of which 326 square miles (840 km2) is land and 4.3 square miles (11 km2) (1.3%) is water.[3]

Walton County is mostly agricultural and wooded with encroachment by development.

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,026
1820 4,192 308.6%
1830 10,929 160.7%
1840 10,209 −6.6%
1850 10,821 6.0%
1860 11,074 2.3%
1870 11,038 −0.3%
1880 15,622 41.5%
1890 17,467 11.8%
1900 20,942 19.9%
1910 25,393 21.3%
1920 24,216 −4.6%
1930 21,118 −12.8%
1940 20,777 −1.6%
1950 20,230 −2.6%
1960 20,481 1.2%
1970 23,404 14.3%
1980 31,211 33.4%
1990 38,586 23.6%
2000 60,687 57.3%
2010 83,768 38.0%
Est. 2013 85,754 2.4%
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 60,687 people, 21,307 households, and 17,002 families residing in the county. The population density was 184 people per square mile (71/km²). There were 22,500 housing units at an average density of 68 per square mile (26/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.03% White, 14.42% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,307 households out of which 39.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.20% were non-families. 16.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 32.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,479 and the median income for a family was $52,386. Males had a median income of $37,482 versus $25,840 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,470. About 8.00% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Camp, Lynn Robinson, and Jennifer E. Cheek-Collins. Walton County, Georgia (Black America Series; Charleston, S.C., 2003) (ISBN 0-7385-1528-0).
  • Sams, Anita B. Wayfarers in Walton: A History of Walton County, Georgia, 1818–1967 (Monroe, Ga., 1967).
  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 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 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 33°47′N 83°44′W / 33.78°N 83.74°W / 33.78; -83.74