Peach County, Georgia

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Peach County, Georgia
Peach County Courthouse, Fort Valley, GA, US.jpg
Peach County Courthouse in Fort Valley
Map of Georgia highlighting Peach County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded July 8, 1924
Named for Peach fruit
Seat Fort Valley
Largest city Fort Valley
Area
 • Total 151 sq mi (391 km2)
 • Land 150 sq mi (388 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • (2010) 27,695
 • Density 184/sq mi (71/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.peachcounty.net

Peach County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,695.[1] Its county seat is Fort Valley.[2] Founded in 1924, it is the state's newest county, taken from Houston and Macon counties on July 8 of that year.[3] Its namesake is the peach, Georgia's most famous crop.

Peach County is included in the Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Macon-Warner Robins, GA Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 151 square miles (390 km2), of which 150 square miles (390 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.7%) is water.[4] It is the fifth-smallest county in Georgia by area.

The majority of Peach County is located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. A small portion of the northern edge of the county, north of Byron, is located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The very western tip of Peach County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 10,268
1940 10,378 1.1%
1950 11,705 12.8%
1960 13,846 18.3%
1970 15,990 15.5%
1980 19,151 19.8%
1990 21,189 10.6%
2000 23,668 11.7%
2010 27,695 17.0%
Est. 2014 26,922 [6] −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 23,668 people, 8,436 households, and 5,997 families residing in the county. The population density was 60/km² (157/mi²). There were 9,093 housing units at an average density of 23/km² (60/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 51.27% White, 45.37% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 4.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,436 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.00% were married couples living together, 19.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 14.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,453, and the median income for a family was $41,570. Males had a median income of $33,357 versus $24,440 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,031. About 15.20% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.50% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 27,695 people, 9,958 households, and 6,934 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 184.3 inhabitants per square mile (71.2/km2). There were 11,050 housing units at an average density of 73.5 per square mile (28.4/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 48.3% white, 45.9% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 3.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.8% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 11.0% were American, 7.1% were English, and 5.8% were Irish.[14]

Of the 9,958 households, 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.4% were non-families, and 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 33.3 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,014 and the median income for a family was $53,708. Males had a median income of $40,919 versus $29,328 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,681. About 19.1% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.6% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Education[edit]

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Peach County". georgia.gov. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  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 2015-11-22. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ "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: 32°34′N 83°50′W / 32.56°N 83.83°W / 32.56; -83.83