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Appling County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Appling County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Baxley
Largest city Baxley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

512 sq mi (1,326 km²)
509 sq mi (1,317 km²)
4 sq mi (8 km²), 0.70%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

17,860
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded 1818
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Appling County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 17,419. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 17,946.[1] The county seat is Baxley.[2]

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History

Appling County is named for Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Appling, a soldier in the War of 1812.

Appling County, the 42nd county created in Georgia, was established by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1818. The original county consisted of Creek lands ceded in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson and the 1818 Treaty of the Creek Agency.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 512 square miles (1,326 km²), of which, 509 square miles (1,317 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.70%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 17,419 people, 6,606 households, and 4,855 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,854 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.79% White, 19.59% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.49% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 4.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,606 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,266, and the median income for a family was $34,890. Males had a median income of $27,753 versus $18,148 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,044. About 14.90% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 24.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Notes

Coordinates: 31°45′N 82°17′W / 31.75°N 82.29°W / 31.75; -82.29


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Appling County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Appling County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1818
Seat Baxley
Largest City Baxley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.70%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

17860
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Appling County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 17,419. The 2006 Census Estimate placed the population at 17,860 [1]. The county seat is Baxley6.

Contents

History

Appling County is named for Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Appling, a soldier in the War of 1812.

Appling County, the 42nd county created in Georgia, was established by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 15th, 1818. The original county consisted of Creek lands ceded in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson and the 1818 Treaty of the Creek Agency.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,326 km² (512 sq mi). 1,317 km² (509 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.70%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,419 people, 6,606 households, and 4,855 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/sq mi). There were 7,854 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 76.79% White, 19.59% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.49% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 4.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,606 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,266, and the median income for a family was $34,890. Males had a median income of $27,753 versus $18,148 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,044. About 14.90% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.90% of those under age 18 and 24.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Notes

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Coordinates: 31°45′N 82°17′W / 31.75, -82.29

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