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 U.S. 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 talbotcountyga.org

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 from a portion of Muscogee County by a December 14, 1827 act of the Georgia General Assembly. It was named after the late Georgia governor Matthew Talbot. Taylor County was created from a portion of Talbot County in 1852.

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 northeastern three-quarters of Talbot County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the 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, east of Waverly Hall, is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding sub-basin.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18305,940
184015,627163.1%
185016,5345.8%
186013,616−17.6%
187011,913−12.5%
188014,11518.5%
189013,258−6.1%
190012,197−8.0%
191011,696−4.1%
192011,158−4.6%
19308,458−24.2%
19408,141−3.7%
19507,687−5.6%
19607,127−7.3%
19706,625−7.0%
19806,536−1.3%
19906,524−0.2%
20006,498−0.4%
20106,8655.6%
Est. 20166,171[5]−10.1%
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 building with 48 full-time teachers and 792 students.[14] The district headquarters is in Talbotton.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

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

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Previous presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 36.9% 1,196 61.7% 2,002 1.5% 48
2012 34.4% 1,202 64.8% 2,265 0.7% 26
2008 35.2% 1,301 64.0% 2,369 0.8% 31
2004 37.4% 1,103 62.1% 1,830 0.5% 14
2000 33.4% 844 65.7% 1,662 1.0% 25
1996 27.8% 652 67.3% 1,579 4.9% 115
1992 25.0% 671 65.9% 1,768 9.1% 243
1988 38.9% 802 60.6% 1,248 0.5% 10
1984 34.2% 778 65.8% 1,494
1980 25.5% 572 72.9% 1,635 1.6% 36
1976 21.9% 459 78.1% 1,634
1972 66.1% 990 33.9% 508
1968 20.9% 317 33.7% 510 45.4% 688
1964 52.0% 679 48.0% 627
1960 21.2% 207 78.8% 771
1956 16.1% 136 83.9% 710
1952 20.5% 175 79.5% 678
1948 16.6% 135 71.7% 582 11.7% 95
1944 5.1% 45 94.9% 832
1940 6.9% 49 92.9% 656 0.1% 1
1936 4.9% 41 94.4% 796 0.7% 6
1932 4.7% 45 95.0% 912 0.3% 3
1928 12.1% 74 87.9% 536
1924 6.3% 33 93.4% 491 0.4% 2
1920 10.2% 43 89.8% 379
1916 2.6% 14 94.3% 511 3.1% 17
1912 16.1% 87 82.4% 446 1.5% 8

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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-22. 

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