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

344 sq mi (891 km²)
388 sq mi (876 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.76%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

8,047
22/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1917
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Atkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia, and was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. As of 2000, the population was 7,609. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 8,223.[1] The county seat is Pearson.[2]

Contents

History

The county is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 344 square miles (891 km²), of which, 338 square miles (876 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (1.76%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,609 people, 2,717 households, and 1,980 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.79% White, 19.61% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.03% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 16.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,717 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,470, and the median income for a family was $32,688. Males had a median income of $24,763 versus $18,434 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,178. About 18.10% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 31.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

  • Axson
  • Henderson Still
  • Kirkland
  • Leliaton
  • Oberry
  • Sandy Bottom
  • Stokesville

References

External links

Coordinates: 31°17′N 82°52′W / 31.29°N 82.87°W / 31.29; -82.87


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Atkinson County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Atkinson County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1917
Seat Pearson
Largest City Pearson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.76%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

8047
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Atkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia, and was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. As of 2000, the population is 7,609. The 2006 Census Estimate placed the population at 8,047 [1]. The county seat is Pearson6.

Contents

History

The county is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 891 km² (344 sq mi). 876 km² (338 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.76%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,609 people, 2,717 households, and 1,980 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (22/sq mi). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 66.79% White, 19.61% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.03% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 16.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,717 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,470, and the median income for a family was $32,688. Males had a median income of $24,763 versus $18,434 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,178. About 18.10% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 31.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

  • Axson
  • Henderson Still
  • Kirkland
  • Leliaton
  • Oberry
  • Sandy Bottom
  • Stokesville

External links

Coordinates: 31°17′N 82°52′W / 31.29, -82.87

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