Webster County, Georgia
|Webster County, Georgia|
County courthouse in Preston.
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 16, 1853|
|• Total||210.26 sq mi (545 km2)|
|• Land||209.54 sq mi (543 km2)|
|• Water||0.72 sq mi (2 km2), 0.34%|
|• Density||10/sq mi (4/km²)|
Webster County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 16, 1853, as Kinchafoonee County. A subsequent legislative act on February 21, 1856, changed the name to Webster. The land for the county came from portions of Stewart County.
The County is named for Daniel Webster, U.S. representative of New Hampshire and U.S. representative and U.S. senator of Massachusetts. Webster County's original name of Kinchafoonee comes from the Kinchafoonee Creek which runs through the county.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 210.26 square miles (544.6 km2), of which 209.54 square miles (542.7 km2) (or 99.66%) is land and 0.72 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 0.34%) is water.
- Marion County, Georgia - north
- Sumter County, Georgia - east
- Terrell County, Georgia - south
- Randolph County, Georgia - southwest
- Stewart County, Georgia - west
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,390 people, 911 households, and 675 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 1,115 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 50.50% White, 47.03% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.59% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 2.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 911 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.90% were married couples living together, 16.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,992, and the median income for a family was $32,462. Males had a median income of $26,444 versus $19,125 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,772. About 17.20% of families and 19.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.00% of those under age 18 and 19.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- Consolidated Government of Webster County Including the City of Preston, Weston, and Webster County
- Webster County Board of Education a School system serving the City of Preston and Weston
- Webster County Sheriff's Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the entire county, and is an integral part of the County's system of justice.
- GeorgiaInfo Webster County Courthouse history
- The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for Webster County
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 242. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Stewart County||Sumter County|
|Randolph County||Terrell County|