Warren County, Georgia

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Warren County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 19, 1793
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Warrenton
Largest city Warrenton
Area
 • Total 287 sq mi (743 km2)
 • Land 284 sq mi (736 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 5,834
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.warrencountyga.com

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,834.[1] The county seat is Warrenton.[2] The county was created on December 19, 1793 and is named after General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 287 square miles (740 km2), of which 284 square miles (740 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.8%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 8,329
1810 8,725 4.8%
1820 10,630 21.8%
1830 10,946 3.0%
1840 9,789 −10.6%
1850 12,425 26.9%
1860 9,820 −21.0%
1870 10,545 7.4%
1880 10,885 3.2%
1890 10,957 0.7%
1900 11,463 4.6%
1910 11,860 3.5%
1920 11,828 −0.3%
1930 11,181 −5.5%
1940 10,236 −8.5%
1950 8,779 −14.2%
1960 7,360 −16.2%
1970 6,669 −9.4%
1980 6,583 −1.3%
1990 6,078 −7.7%
2000 6,336 4.2%
2010 5,834 −7.9%
Est. 2013 5,558 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,834 people residing in the county. 61.7% were Black or African American, 36.9% White, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% of some other race and 0.6% of two or more races. 0.9% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 6,336 people, 2,435 households, and 1,692 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 2,767 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 39.46% White, 59.47% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,435 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.10% were married couples living together, 22.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% 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 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,366, and the median income for a family was $32,868. Males had a median income of $28,177 versus $20,082 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,022. About 24.10% of families and 27.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.00% of those under age 18 and 27.50% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  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. ^ "Welcome to Warren County Georgia Chamber of Commerce". Warren County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  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 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 33°25′N 82°41′W / 33.41°N 82.68°W / 33.41; -82.68