Talbot County, Georgia

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Talbot County, Georgia
Talbot County, GA Courthouse.JPG
Talbot County Courthouse in Talbotton
Map of Georgia highlighting Talbot County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1827
Named for Matthew Talbot
Seat Talbotton
Largest city Talbotton
Area
 • Total 395 sq mi (1,023 km2)
 • Land 391 sq mi (1,013 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (9 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 6,865
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website talbotcounty.georgia.gov

Talbot County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The 2010 census showed a population of 6,865.[1] The county seat and largest city is Talbotton.[2]

History[edit]

Talbot County was created by a December 14, 1827, act of the Georgia General Assembly from a portion of Muscogee County. Taylor County was created from a portion of Talbot County in 1852.

The County was named after Governor of Georgia Matthew Talbot.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 391 square miles (1,010 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.9%) is water.[3]

The northern and eastern three-quarters of Talbot County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin) The southwestern quarter, west of Junction City, is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Walter F. George Lake sub-basin, while a narrow sliver of the western border of the county, east of Waverly Hall, is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 5,940
1840 15,627 163.1%
1850 16,534 5.8%
1860 13,616 −17.6%
1870 11,913 −12.5%
1880 14,115 18.5%
1890 13,258 −6.1%
1900 12,197 −8.0%
1910 11,696 −4.1%
1920 11,158 −4.6%
1930 8,458 −24.2%
1940 8,141 −3.7%
1950 7,687 −5.6%
1960 7,127 −7.3%
1970 6,625 −7.0%
1980 6,536 −1.3%
1990 6,524 −0.2%
2000 6,498 −0.4%
2010 6,865 5.6%
Est. 2014 6,390 [5] −6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,865 people, 2,832 households, and 1,904 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 17.5 inhabitants per square mile (6.8/km2). There were 3,399 housing units at an average density of 8.7 per square mile (3.4/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 59.2% black or African American, 39.0% white, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 10.4% were Irish, 7.6% were English, 5.8% were Subsaharan African, and 2.7% were American.[12]

Of the 2,832 households, 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.8% were non-families, and 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 45.6 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $33,873 and the median income for a family was $43,694. Males had a median income of $41,651 versus $24,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,007. About 18.2% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.7% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Education[edit]

The Talbot County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of one school building.[14] The district headquarters is located in Talbotton and has 48 full-time teachers and over 792 students inside one school building, grades Pre-K through 12th.[15]

  • Central Elementary/High School

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Box Springs
  • Centerville
  • O'Neals
  • Tax
  • Roughedge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  15. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 26, 2010.

Coordinates: 32°43′N 84°32′W / 32.71°N 84.53°W / 32.71; -84.53