Jefferson County, Georgia

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Jefferson County, Georgia
Jefferson County Courthouse 4.JPG
County courthouse in Louisville
Map of Georgia highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1796
Named for Thomas Jefferson
Seat Louisville
Largest city Wadley
Area
 • Total 530 sq mi (1,373 km2)
 • Land 526 sq mi (1,362 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 16,930
 • Density 32/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.jeffersoncounty.org

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,930.[1] The county seat is Louisville.[2] The county was created on February 20, 1796 and named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 530 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 526 square miles (1,360 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.6%) is water.[4]

The small northern portion of Jefferson County, defined by a line running from Stapleton southeast and just south of State Route 80, is located in the Brier Creek sub-basin of the Savannah River basin. The entire rest of the county is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin.[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 5,684
1810 6,111 7.5%
1820 7,056 15.5%
1830 7,309 3.6%
1840 7,254 −0.8%
1850 9,131 25.9%
1860 10,219 11.9%
1870 12,190 19.3%
1880 15,671 28.6%
1890 17,213 9.8%
1900 18,212 5.8%
1910 21,379 17.4%
1920 22,602 5.7%
1930 20,727 −8.3%
1940 20,040 −3.3%
1950 18,855 −5.9%
1960 17,468 −7.4%
1970 17,174 −1.7%
1980 18,403 7.2%
1990 17,408 −5.4%
2000 17,266 −0.8%
2010 16,930 −1.9%
Est. 2015 16,106 [6] −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 16,930 people, 6,241 households, and 4,407 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 32.2 inhabitants per square mile (12.4/km2). There were 7,298 housing units at an average density of 13.9 per square mile (5.4/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 54.4% black or African American, 42.6% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 1.6% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.1% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, and 26.7% were American.[13]

Of the 6,241 households, 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.4% were non-families, and 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.16. The median age was 38.8 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $29,268 and the median income for a family was $36,980. Males had a median income of $36,284 versus $27,191 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,165. About 19.0% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.7% of those under age 18 and 24.8% of those age 65 or over.[14]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 168. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  6. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 

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Coordinates: 33°03′N 82°25′W / 33.05°N 82.42°W / 33.05; -82.42