Floyd County, Georgia
|Floyd County, Georgia|
Floyd County Administration Building
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 3, 1832|
|Named for||John Floyd|
|• Total||518 sq mi (1,342 km2)|
|• Land||510 sq mi (1,321 km2)|
|• Water||8.6 sq mi (22 km2), 1.7%|
|• Density||189/sq mi (73/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Floyd County comprises the Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county was established by European Americans 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.
- Walker County – north
- Gordon County – northeast
- Bartow County – east
- Polk County – south
- Cherokee County, Alabama – west (CST)
- Chattooga County – northwest
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 90,565 people, 34,028 households, and 24,227 families residing in the county. The population density was 176 people per square mile (68/km²). There were 36,615 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.34% White, 13.31% Black or 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. 5.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 34,028 households out of which 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 spread out with 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 the median income 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.
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. This system makes it difficult for minorities to elect representatives of their choice. The council hires a professional county manager to manage daily operations.
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||Chattooga County||Walker County||Gordon County|
|Cherokee County, Alabama||Bartow County|