Warren County, Georgia

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Warren County, Georgia
Warren County Courthouse, Warrenton, GA.jpg
Warren County courthouse in Warrenton
Map of Georgia highlighting Warren 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 19, 1793
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Warrenton
Largest city Warrenton
Area
 • Total 287 sq mi (743 km2)
 • Land 284 sq mi (736 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 5,834
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km2)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.warrencountyga.com

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,834.[1] The county seat is Warrenton.[2] The county was created on December 19, 1793 and is named after General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 287 square miles (740 km2), of which 284 square miles (740 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.8%) is water.[4]

The north-to-northeastern quarter of Warren County, north of a line between the county's northwestern corner, Norwood, and Camak, is located in the Little River sub-basin of the Savannah River basin. The southeastern quarter, from Camak in the north, and bordered by a northwest-to-southeast line running through Warrenton, is located in the Brier Creek sub-basin of the larger Savannah River basin. The western half of the county, west of Warrenton, is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18008,329
18108,7254.8%
182010,63021.8%
183010,9463.0%
18409,789−10.6%
185012,42526.9%
18609,820−21.0%
187010,5457.4%
188010,8853.2%
189010,9570.7%
190011,4634.6%
191011,8603.5%
192011,828−0.3%
193011,181−5.5%
194010,236−8.5%
19508,779−14.2%
19607,360−16.2%
19706,669−9.4%
19806,583−1.3%
19906,078−7.7%
20006,3364.2%
20105,834−7.9%
Est. 20165,442[6]−6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,834 people, 2,315 households, and 1,582 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 20.5 inhabitants per square mile (7.9/km2). There were 2,985 housing units at an average density of 10.5 per square mile (4.1/km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 61.7% black or African American, 36.9% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 33.5% were American, and 6.3% were English.[13]

Of the 2,315 households, 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families, and 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 42.9 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $31,043 and the median income for a family was $36,925. Males had a median income of $33,349 versus $21,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,987. About 20.5% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.[14]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 6,336 people, 2,435 households, and 1,692 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 2,767 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 59.47% Black or African American, 39.46% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,435 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.10% were married couples living together, 22.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,366, and the median income for a family was $32,868. Males had a median income of $28,177 versus $20,082 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,022. About 24.10% of families and 27.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.00% of those under age 18 and 27.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Previous presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 42.5% 991 56.3% 1,314 1.2% 29
2012 39.2% 990 60.5% 1,529 0.3% 8
2008 40.8% 1,087 58.4% 1,554 0.8% 21
2004 45.0% 1,121 54.6% 1,360 0.3% 8
2000 43.5% 933 55.8% 1,196 0.8% 16
1996 35.8% 735 59.9% 1,230 4.2% 87
1992 34.5% 751 57.0% 1,239 8.5% 185
1988 44.8% 897 54.5% 1,091 0.8% 15
1984 46.4% 1,087 53.7% 1,258
1980 33.6% 779 65.4% 1,517 1.1% 25
1976 35.0% 720 65.0% 1,335
1972 71.2% 1,175 28.8% 475
1968 23.1% 406 33.2% 582 43.7% 767
1964 73.6% 1,070 26.4% 384
1960 44.3% 375 55.7% 471
1956 18.4% 152 81.6% 674
1952 35.1% 374 65.0% 693
1948 4.1% 33 31.5% 256 64.5% 525
1944 25.2% 152 74.5% 449 0.3% 2
1940 13.5% 95 86.2% 606 0.3% 2
1936 18.9% 129 79.9% 545 1.2% 8
1932 2.6% 18 97.0% 676 0.4% 3
1928 50.8% 255 49.2% 247
1924 9.3% 36 65.4% 253 25.3% 98
1920 17.1% 83 82.9% 402
1916 20.8% 89 68.2% 292 11.0% 47
1912 19.5% 67 77.3% 266 3.2% 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Warren County Georgia Chamber of Commerce". Warren County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  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 2015-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 27, 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. 
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-24. 

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Coordinates: 33°25′N 82°41′W / 33.41°N 82.68°W / 33.41; -82.68