Worth County, Georgia

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Worth County, Georgia
Worth County Courthouse, (east face).JPG
Worth County courthouse in Sylvester
Map of Georgia highlighting Worth County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 20, 1853
Seat Sylvester
Largest city Sylvester
Area
 • Total 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land 571 sq mi (1,479 km2)
 • Water 4.1 sq mi (11 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • (2010) 21,679
 • Density 38/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website worthcountyboc.com

Worth County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,679.[1] The county seat is Sylvester.[2]

Worth County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is called the "Peanut Capital" because of its massive peanut industry.

History[edit]

Worth County was created from Dooly and Irwin counties on December 20, 1853, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, becoming Georgia's 106th county. It was named for Major General William J. Worth of New York.

In 1905, portions of Worth County were used to create Tift and Turner counties.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 571 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.7%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 2,763
1870 3,778 36.7%
1880 5,892 56.0%
1890 10,048 70.5%
1900 18,664 85.7%
1910 19,147 2.6%
1920 23,863 24.6%
1930 21,094 −11.6%
1940 21,374 1.3%
1950 19,357 −9.4%
1960 16,682 −13.8%
1970 14,770 −11.5%
1980 18,064 22.3%
1990 19,745 9.3%
2000 21,967 11.3%
2010 21,679 −1.3%
Est. 2013 21,291 −1.8%
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 21,967 people, 8,106 households, and 6,120 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 9,086 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.69% White, 29.57% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,106 households out of which 36.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,384, and the median income for a family was $38,887. Males had a median income of $31,668 versus $20,950 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,856. 18.50% of the population and 14.7% of families were below the poverty line. 25% of those under the age of 18 and 20.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Town[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Bridgeboro
  • Doles
  • Gordy
  • Scooterville
  • Warwick

See also[edit]

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. ^ "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. 

News & Media[edit]

  • [1] Worthit2u.net Online News Source for Worth County

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°33′N 83°51′W / 31.55°N 83.85°W / 31.55; -83.85