Floyd County, Georgia

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Floyd County, Georgia
Floyd County Administration Building; Rome, Georgia; June 23, 2011.JPG
Map of Georgia highlighting Floyd County
Location in the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 3, 1832
Named for John Floyd
Seat Rome
Largest city Rome
Area
 • Total 518 sq mi (1,342 km2)
 • Land 510 sq mi (1,321 km2)
 • Water 8.6 sq mi (22 km2), 1.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 96,504
 • Density 189/sq mi (73/km²)
Congressional district 14th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.romefloyd.com

Floyd County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,317.[1] The county seat is Rome.[2]

Floyd County comprises the Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

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.[3] The county is named after United States Congressman John Floyd.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 518 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 510 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 8.6 square miles (22 km2) (1.7%) is water.[5]

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.[6]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,441
1850 8,205 84.8%
1860 15,195 85.2%
1870 17,230 13.4%
1880 24,418 41.7%
1890 28,391 16.3%
1900 33,113 16.6%
1910 36,736 10.9%
1920 39,841 8.5%
1930 48,667 22.2%
1940 56,141 15.4%
1950 62,899 12.0%
1960 69,130 9.9%
1970 73,742 6.7%
1980 79,800 8.2%
1990 81,251 1.8%
2000 90,565 11.5%
2010 96,317 6.4%
Est. 2015 96,504 [7] 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 96,317 people, 35,930 households, and 24,916 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 188.9 inhabitants per square mile (72.9/km2). There were 40,551 housing units at an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 76.9% white, 14.2% black or 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.[13] In terms of ancestry, 16.2% were English, 13.3% were American, 12.4% were Irish, and 6.8% were German.[15]

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 non-families, and 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.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,066 and the median income 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.[16]

Government[edit]

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.

State Facility[edit]

  • Bob Richards Youth Detention Center (RYDC)

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties accessed June 10, 2012
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  7. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 

Coordinates: 34°16′N 85°13′W / 34.26°N 85.22°W / 34.26; -85.22