Floyd County, Georgia
|Founded||December 3, 1832|
|Named for||John Floyd|
|• Total||518 sq mi (1,340 km2)|
|• Land||510 sq mi (1,300 km2)|
|• Water||8.6 sq mi (22 km2) 1.7%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||189/sq mi (73/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Floyd County comprises the Rome, GA metropolitan statistical area.
The county was established on December 3, 1832, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, and was created from land that was part of Cherokee County at the time. The county is named after United States Congressman John Floyd.
The northern third of Floyd County is located in the Oostanaula River sub-basin of the ACT River Basin (Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin). The eastern third of the county is located in the Etowah River sub-basin of the larger ACT River Basin, while the western third of Floyd County is located in the Upper Coosa River sub-basin of the same ACT River Basin.
Lakes and reservoirs
- Walker County – north
- Gordon County – northeast
- Bartow County – east
- Polk County – south
- Cherokee County, Alabama – west (CST)
- Chattooga County – northwest
National protected area
Pedestrians and cycling
- Heritage Trail System
- Kingfisher Trail
- Silver Creek Trail
- Simms Mountain Trail
- Snow Loop
- The Goat
- Thornwood Trail
- Viking Trail
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2000 United States Census, 90,565 people, 34,028 households, and 24,227 were families living in the county. The population density was 176 people per square mile (68/km2). The 36,615 housing units averaged 71 per square mile (28/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 81.34% White, 13.31% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. About 5.50% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 34,028 households, 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55, and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county, the population was distributed as 24.60% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,615, and for a family was $42,302. Males had a median income of $31,659 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,808. About 10.80% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, 96,317 people, 35,930 households, and 24,916 families were living in the county. The population density was 188.9 inhabitants per square mile (72.9/km2). The 40,551 housing units had an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 76.9% White, 14.2% African American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.2% were English, 13.3% were American, 12.4% were Irish, and 6.8% were German.
Of the 35,930 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were not families; 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58, and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 37.6 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,066, and for a family was $49,310. Males had a median income of $40,269 versus $29,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,640. About 13.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.
The county government is housed in the Floyd County Administration Building in Rome, Georgia, the county seat. This was the former US Post Office and Courthouse.
The county has a council-manager form of government, with five county council members elected at-large. Two members are elected as representatives of the city of Rome and must reside there; the other three are elected from the county as residents outside the city limits. The at-large voting tends to reward candidates who can muster majority votes from across the whole county, which requires more money and organization for campaigns. The council hires a professional county manager to manage daily operations.
Colleges and universities
Primary and secondary schools
Floyd County School District operates schools in most of the county. Its high schools are Armuchee High School, Coosa High School, Model High School, and Pepperell High School. Rome City School District serves areas in the Rome city limits. Rome High School is its high school.
- Private schools
- Darlington School
- Unity Christian School
- St. Mary's Catholic School (of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta)
- Berry College Elementary & Middle School
- Montessori School of Rome
- Bob Richards Youth Detention Center
Other unincorporated communities
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