Pulaski County, Georgia

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Pulaski County, Georgia
PULASKI COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Pulaski County Courthouse
Map of Georgia highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1808
Named for Kazimierz Pułaski
Seat Hawkinsville
Largest city Hawkinsville
Area
 • Total 251 sq mi (650 km2)
 • Land 249 sq mi (645 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (6 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 12,010
 • Density 48/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.hawkinsville.org

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,010.[1] The county seat is Hawkinsville.[2]

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

History[edit]

Pulaski County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 13, 1808 from a portion of Laurens County. In 1870, Dodge County was partially created from a section of Pulaski County by another legislative act. In 1912, the northwestern half of Pulaski County was used to create Bleckley County via a constitutional amendment approved by Georgia voters.

The County was named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland who fought and died for United States independence in the American Revolutionary War.

The capital of the Creek Nation was in the Pulaski area.[citation needed]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Georgia Department of Corrections operates the Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 251 square miles (650 km2), of which 249 square miles (640 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4] The entirety of Pulaski County is located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 2,093
1820 5,283 152.4%
1830 4,906 −7.1%
1840 5,389 9.8%
1850 6,627 23.0%
1860 8,744 31.9%
1870 11,940 36.6%
1880 14,058 17.7%
1890 16,559 17.8%
1900 18,489 11.7%
1910 22,835 23.5%
1920 11,587 −49.3%
1930 9,005 −22.3%
1940 9,829 9.2%
1950 8,808 −10.4%
1960 8,204 −6.9%
1970 8,066 −1.7%
1980 8,950 11.0%
1990 8,108 −9.4%
2000 9,588 18.3%
2010 12,010 25.3%
Est. 2014 11,483 [6] −4.4%
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 12,010 people, 4,475 households, and 3,010 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 48.2 inhabitants per square mile (18.6/km2). There were 5,151 housing units at an average density of 20.7 per square mile (8.0/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 63.9% white, 31.8% black or African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.9% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 21.3% were American, 11.3% were English, 7.6% were Irish, and 6.2% were German.[13]

Of the 4,475 households, 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.7% were non-families, and 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96. The median age was 41.1 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,262 and the median income for a family was $46,850. Males had a median income of $34,154 versus $21,073 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,621. About 8.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.[14]

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. ^ "Pulaski State Prison." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  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 2015-11-27. 
  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. ^ 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. 

Coordinates: 32°14′N 83°28′W / 32.24°N 83.47°W / 32.24; -83.47