White County, Georgia

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White County, Georgia
Seal of White County, Georgia
Seal
Map of Georgia highlighting White County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Seat Cleveland
Largest city Cleveland
Area
 • Total 242.16 sq mi (627 km2)
 • Land 241.58 sq mi (626 km2)
 • Water 0.58 sq mi (2 km2), 0.24%
Population
 • (2010) 27,144
 • Density 83/sq mi (32/km²)
Congressional district 9th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.whitecounty.net

Coordinates: 34°41′N 83°45′W / 34.683°N 83.750°W / 34.683; -83.750

White County is a county located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,144.[1] The county seat is Cleveland.[2] The couny was created on December 22, 1857 from part of Habersham County and named for Newton County Representative David T. White, who helped a Habersham representative successfully attain passage of an act creating the new county.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 242.16 square miles (627.2 km2), of which 241.58 square miles (625.7 km2) (or 99.76%) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 0.24%) is water.[3]

Geographic features[edit]

The highest point in White County is 4,430-foot Tray Mountain, shared with Towns County to the north. Tray is the 6th-highest mountain peak in Georgia. Another very prominent White County peak is Yonah Mountain, also known as Mount Yonah. This 3,143-foot peak, located between Helen and Cleveland, is dramatically rimmed by sheer cliffs and has the distinction of being the highest point on Georgia's Piedmont Plateau.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,315
1870 4,606 38.9%
1880 5,341 16.0%
1890 6,151 15.2%
1900 5,912 −3.9%
1910 5,110 −13.6%
1920 6,105 19.5%
1930 6,056 −0.8%
1940 6,417 6.0%
1950 5,951 −7.3%
1960 6,935 16.5%
1970 7,742 11.6%
1980 10,120 30.7%
1990 13,006 28.5%
2000 19,944 53.3%
2010 27,144 36.1%
Est. 2012 27,556 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 19,944 people, 7,731 households, and 5,782 families residing in the county. The population density was 83 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 9,454 housing units at an average density of 39 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.16% White, 2.17% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,731 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,084, and the median income for a family was $40,704. Males had a median income of $29,907 versus $22,168 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,193. About 8.40% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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