Cook County, Georgia

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Coordinates: 31°10′N 83°26′W / 31.167°N 83.433°W / 31.167; -83.433

Cook County
Cook County Courthouse in Adel
Cook County Courthouse in Adel
Map of Georgia highlighting Cook County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°10′00″N 83°26′00″W / 31.166666666667°N 83.433333333333°W / 31.166666666667; -83.433333333333
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1918; 104 years ago (1918)
Named forPhilip Cook
SeatAdel
Largest cityAdel
Area
 • Total233 sq mi (600 km2)
 • Land227 sq mi (590 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (16 km2)  2.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
17,270
 • Density76/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.cookcountyga.us

Cook County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,212.[1] The county seat is Adel.[2] The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 30, 1918, and ratified November 5, 1918. It is named for former Civil War general Philip Cook of the Confederate States Army.[3]

Reed Bingham State Park is in Cook County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 233 square miles (600 km2), of which 227 square miles (590 km2) is land and 6.0 square miles (16 km2) (2.6%) is water.[4]

The western half of Cook County, located roughly west of Interstate 75, is located in the Little River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin. The eastern half of the county is located in the Withlacoochee River sub-basin of the same Suwannee River basin.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
192011,180
193011,3111.2%
194011,9195.4%
195012,2012.4%
196011,822−3.1%
197012,1292.6%
198013,49011.2%
199013,456−0.3%
200015,77117.2%
201017,2129.1%
2019 (est.)17,270[6]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2019[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 15,771 people, 5,882 households, and 4,282 families living in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (27/km2). There were 6,558 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 67.93% White, 29.09% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 3.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,882 households, out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,582, and the median income for a family was $31,820. Males had a median income of $26,262 versus $19,703 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,465. About 16.50% of families and 20.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.90% of those under age 18 and 24.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,212 people, 6,339 households, and 4,594 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 75.8 inhabitants per square mile (29.3/km2). There were 7,287 housing units at an average density of 32.1 per square mile (12.4/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 67.0% white, 27.3% black or African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 3.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.9% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 21.5% were American, 9.9% were Irish, and 5.0% were German.[14]

Of the 6,339 households, 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.5% were non-families, and 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.16. The median age was 36.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $31,390 and the median income for a family was $37,352. Males had a median income of $32,853 versus $25,122 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,528. About 21.3% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.9% of those under age 18 and 23.3% of those age 65 or over.[15]

2020 census[edit]

Cook County racial composition[16]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 10,658 61.86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,753 27.59%
Native American 29 0.17%
Asian 100 0.58%
Pacific Islander 4 0.02%
Other/Mixed 551 3.2%
Hispanic or Latino 1,134 6.58%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 17,229 people, 6,217 households, and 4,243 families residing in the county.

Education[edit]

It is within the Cook County School District. It operates Cook County High School.

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Cook County, Georgia[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 4,900 69.63% 2,059 29.26% 78 1.11%
2016 4,176 68.95% 1,753 28.94% 128 2.11%
2012 3,935 65.14% 2,042 33.80% 64 1.06%
2008 3,782 64.00% 2,075 35.12% 52 0.88%
2004 3,065 63.56% 1,733 35.94% 24 0.50%
2000 2,279 57.78% 1,639 41.56% 26 0.66%
1996 1,354 39.74% 1,780 52.25% 273 8.01%
1992 1,318 36.56% 1,731 48.02% 556 15.42%
1988 1,555 55.69% 1,226 43.91% 11 0.39%
1984 1,860 55.19% 1,510 44.81% 0 0.00%
1980 1,188 32.25% 2,461 66.80% 35 0.95%
1976 670 18.86% 2,882 81.14% 0 0.00%
1972 2,135 80.26% 525 19.74% 0 0.00%
1968 521 14.62% 605 16.98% 2,438 68.41%
1964 2,058 60.62% 1,337 39.38% 0 0.00%
1960 399 17.10% 1,935 82.90% 0 0.00%
1956 245 10.45% 2,100 89.55% 0 0.00%
1952 395 14.41% 2,347 85.59% 0 0.00%
1948 123 7.81% 1,192 75.73% 259 16.45%
1944 204 15.01% 1,155 84.99% 0 0.00%
1940 143 13.19% 941 86.81% 0 0.00%
1936 117 6.44% 1,697 93.45% 2 0.11%
1932 25 1.74% 1,408 97.78% 7 0.49%
1928 237 25.59% 689 74.41% 0 0.00%
1924 44 7.57% 502 86.40% 35 6.02%
1920 303 53.82% 260 46.18% 0 0.00%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. 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. 51. 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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
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  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 19, 2018.

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