Seminole County, Georgia
|Seminole County, Georgia|
Seminole County Courthouse in Donalsonville
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Seminole tribe|
|• Total||257 sq mi (666 km2)|
|• Land||235 sq mi (609 km2)|
|• Water||21 sq mi (54 km2), 8.3%|
|• Density||37/sq mi (14/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
The state constitutional amendment to create the County was proposed July 8, 1920, and ratified November 2, 1920. The area for the new county was taken from land originally part of Decatur and Early Counties. It is named for the Seminole tribe of Native Americans, who once lived in the area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 257 square miles (670 km2), of which 235 square miles (610 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (8.3%) is water. Seminole is in the Chattahoochee River basin and the Flint River basin.
- Miller County (northeast)
- Decatur County (east)
- Jackson County, Florida (southwest)
- Houston County, Alabama (northwest)
- Early County (north-northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,369 people, 3,573 households, and 2,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 4,742 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.75% White, 34.66% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 3.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,573 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 17.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,094, and the median income for a family was $33,221. Males had a median income of $25,909 versus $20,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,635. About 15.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.10% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.
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- Official Website of Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce Includes the City of Donalsoville and Iron City
- Seminole County School System Includes the City of Donalsonville, Iron, and Entirely Seminole County
- Seminole County Clerk of Court
||Early County||Miller County|
|Jackson County, Florida and Houston County, Alabama|