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

349 sq mi (904 km²)
343 sq mi (889 km²)
6 sq mi (15 km²), 1.70%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

4,098
12/sq mi (5/km²)
Founded 1825
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Baker County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 4,074. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 3,781.[1] The county seat is Newton.[2]

Baker County is included in the Albany, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The county was created 12 December 1825 from the eastern portion of Early County by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and is named for Colonel John Baker, a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 349 square miles (904 km²), of which, 343 square miles (889 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.70%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,074 people, 1,514 households, and 1,094 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 1,740 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 47.42% White, 50.39% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,514 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.70% were married couples living together, 19.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,338, and the median income for a family was $36,438. Males had a median income of $25,891 versus $16,462 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,969. About 19.90% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.50% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Presidential elections

Although Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon carried it in 1964 and 1968, Baker County is historically Democratic. In 1956 Adlai Stevenson reportedly received over 96% of the county's vote.[4] It has gone majority Democratic consistently since 1992, but by much closer margins than that. In 2008 Barack Obama won with just 50.1% to John McCain's 49.1%.[5]

Education

In years past, students typically went to neighboring Mitchell County schools. In more recent years they have returned to a new school built in Newton: The Baker County K12 School[6]

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 31°20′N 84°27′W / 31.33°N 84.45°W / 31.33; -84.45


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Baker County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Baker County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1825
Seat Newton
Largest City Newton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.70%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

4098
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Baker County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 4,074. The 2006 Census Estimate placed the population at 4,098 [1]. The county seat is Newton6.

Baker County is included in the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The county was created 12 December 1825 from the eastern portion of Early County by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and is named for Colonel John Baker, a hero of the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 km² (349 sq mi). 889 km² (343 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.70%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,074 people, 1,514 households, and 1,094 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 1,740 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 47.42% White, 50.39% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,514 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.70% were married couples living together, 19.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,338, and the median income for a family was $36,438. Males had a median income of $25,891 versus $16,462 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,969. About 19.90% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.50% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 31°20′N 84°27′W / 31.33, -84.45

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