Pierce County, Georgia
|Pierce County, Georgia|
Pierce County Courthouse in Blackshear
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1857|
|Named for||Franklin Pierce|
|• Total||343 sq mi (888 km2)|
|• Land||316 sq mi (818 km2)|
|• Water||27 sq mi (70 km2), 7.8%|
|• Density||59/sq mi (23/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
The northeastern third of Pierce County, bordered by a line from just west of Mershon to just south of Bristol, then south to just north of Blackshear, and then heading due east, is located in the Little Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys River-Satilla River basin. The southern two-thirds of the county is located in the Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys-Satilla River basin.
- Appling County - north
- Wayne County - northeast
- Brantley County - southeast
- Ware County - west
- Bacon County - northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,636 people, 5,958 households, and 4,438 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 6,719 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.90% White, 10.91% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,958 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,895, and the median income for a family was $35,903. Males had a median income of $28,331 versus $19,771 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,230. About 14.40% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 22.40% of those age 65 or over.
- The Blackshear Times (weekly newspaper)
- The Pierce County Press (weekly newspaper)
- Waycross Journal-Herald (daily newspaper)
- WKUB 105.1FM (Country radio)
- WWUF 97.7FM (Oldies radio)
- WSFN AM 1350 (Sports radio)
- WAYX AM 1230 (News Talk radio)
- Waycross (a small part) Effective July 1, 2015, Waycross is no longer located nor allowed to be located in Pierce County, Georgia. Rep. Chad Nimmer introduced HB 523 during the 2015 Legislative Session without providing the required statutory notice to the City of Waycross. HB 523 de-annexed the portion of Waycross located in Pierce County and prevents the City of Waycross from coming back into Pierce County.  Rep. Nimmer had also received numerous campaign contributions from Jimmy Stewart, CEO of The Stewart Companies. The Stewart Companies own and operate a commercial business in the area of Pierce County which was previously in the City of Waycross and would benefit greatly from deannexation.
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||Bacon County||Appling County||Wayne County|