Clinch County, Georgia

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Clinch County
Clinch County Courthouse in Homerville
Map of Georgia highlighting Clinch County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°55′N 82°42′W / 30.92°N 82.7°W / 30.92; -82.7
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1850; 172 years ago (1850)
Named forDuncan Lamont Clinch
SeatHomerville
Largest cityHomerville
Area
 • Total824 sq mi (2,130 km2)
 • Land800 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Water24 sq mi (60 km2)  2.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,618
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st
Websiteclinchcountyga.gov

Clinch County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,798.[1] The county seat is Homerville.[2] The county was created on February 14, 1850, named in honor of Duncan Lamont Clinch.[3]

With 8.5 people per square mile of land, Clinch is the most sparsely-populated county in Georgia.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 824 square miles (2,130 km2), of which 800 square miles (2,100 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (2.9%) is water.[4] It is the fourth-largest county in Georgia by land area and third-largest by total area. Eastern and southeastern portions of the county lie within the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected areas.

The vast majority of Clinch County is located in the Upper Suwannee River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin, with just a portion of the western and northwestern edge of the county, southwest and well northwest of Du Pont, located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the same Suwannee River basin.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850637
18603,063380.8%
18703,94528.8%
18804,1384.9%
18906,65260.8%
19008,73231.3%
19108,424−3.5%
19207,984−5.2%
19307,015−12.1%
19406,437−8.2%
19506,007−6.7%
19606,5459.0%
19706,405−2.1%
19806,6604.0%
19906,160−7.5%
20006,87811.7%
20106,798−1.2%
20206,749−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2019[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 6,878 people, 2,512 households, and 1,823 families living in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km2). There were 2,837 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 68.93% White or European American, 29.50% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2010[12] there were 6,798 people in Clinch County. 69.7% were White or European American, 27.7% were Black or African American, 0.8% were American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% were Asian and 0.1% were Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander.[12]

There were 2,512 households, out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.70% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,755, and the median income for a family was $31,755. Males had a median income of $26,905 versus $19,347 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,023. About 22.20% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 30.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,798 people, 2,572 households, and 1,821 families living in the county.[13] The population density was 8.5 inhabitants per square mile (3.3/km2). There were 3,007 housing units at an average density of 3.8 per square mile (1.5/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 67.4% white, 27.7% black or African American, 0.6% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 2.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.5% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 11.0% were English, 8.0% were Irish, and 8.0% were American.[15]

Of the 2,572 households, 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.2% were non-families, and 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10. The median age was 36.8 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $31,963 and the median income for a family was $45,350. Males had a median income of $31,739 versus $25,972 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,709. About 19.1% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.7% of those under age 18 and 24.3% of those age 65 or over.[16]

2020 census[edit]

Clinch County racial composition[17]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 4,256 63.06%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,950 28.89%
Native American 30 0.44%
Asian 22 0.33%
Pacific Islander 7 0.1%
Other/Mixed 231 3.42%
Hispanic or Latino 253 3.75%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,749 people, 2,477 households, and 1,639 families residing in the county.

Education[edit]

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Clinch County, Georgia[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,105 73.55% 744 26.00% 13 0.45%
2016 1,727 70.35% 686 27.94% 42 1.71%
2012 1,598 64.57% 852 34.42% 25 1.01%
2008 1,678 62.10% 989 36.60% 35 1.30%
2004 1,501 66.18% 750 33.07% 17 0.75%
2000 1,091 56.56% 816 42.30% 22 1.14%
1996 789 40.42% 973 49.85% 190 9.73%
1992 790 43.00% 759 41.32% 288 15.68%
1988 863 58.91% 594 40.55% 8 0.55%
1984 862 57.97% 625 42.03% 0 0.00%
1980 513 27.52% 1,325 71.08% 26 1.39%
1976 383 21.31% 1,414 78.69% 0 0.00%
1972 1,127 82.50% 239 17.50% 0 0.00%
1968 304 17.08% 334 18.76% 1,142 64.16%
1964 1,084 60.56% 706 39.44% 0 0.00%
1960 397 30.66% 898 69.34% 0 0.00%
1956 518 24.73% 1,577 75.27% 0 0.00%
1952 350 23.06% 1,168 76.94% 0 0.00%
1948 168 9.63% 1,283 73.57% 293 16.80%
1944 64 9.91% 582 90.09% 0 0.00%
1940 63 5.67% 1,049 94.33% 0 0.00%
1936 71 6.60% 1,002 93.21% 2 0.19%
1932 11 2.32% 461 97.26% 2 0.42%
1928 143 16.63% 717 83.37% 0 0.00%
1924 13 4.91% 235 88.68% 17 6.42%
1920 77 20.75% 294 79.25% 0 0.00%
1916 8 1.84% 374 85.98% 53 12.18%
1912 9 2.65% 283 83.24% 48 14.12%

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 27, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 46. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Clinch County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  17. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 19, 2018.

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Coordinates: 30°55′N 82°42′W / 30.92°N 82.70°W / 30.92; -82.70