Atkinson County, Georgia
|Atkinson County, Georgia|
Atkinson County Courthouse in Pearson
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||August 15, 1917|
|Named for||William Yates Atkinson|
|• Total||345 sq mi (894 km2)|
|• Land||339 sq mi (878 km2)|
|• Water||5.2 sq mi (13 km2), 1.5%|
|• Density||25/sq mi (10/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Atkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,375. The county seat is Pearson. The county was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. It is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.
The vast majority of Atkinson County is located in the Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys-Satilla River basin. The entire narrow western border area, in a line parallel to the western border and running through Willacoochee, is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin. A small southeastern corner of the county is located in the Upper Suwannee River sub-basin of the same Suwannee River basin.
- Coffee County - north
- Ware County - east
- Clinch County - southeast
- Lanier County - south
- Berrien County - west
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,375 people, 2,983 households, and 2,159 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.2% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 24.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,983 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.8 and the average family size was 3.29.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,682.
- Guthrie Heights
- Henderson Still
- Sandy Bottom
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|Berrien County||Ware County|
|Lanier County||Clinch County|