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

163 sq mi (422 km²)
162 sq mi (420 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.41%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

63,702
284/sq mi (110/km²)
Founded 1914
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Barrow County Court House.JPG
Barrow County Courthouse in Winder
Website www.barrowga.org

Barrow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 46,144. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 67,139.[1] The county seat is Winder.[2]

This county is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The Georgia General Assembly approved a joint resolution on July 7, 1914, to place an amendment on the November 3, 1914, election ballot that proposed the creation of Barrow County. The approval of the amendment by Georgia voters officially created the new county. The land for the county came from parts of Jackson, Gwinnett and Walton Counties.

Barrow County is named after David Crenshaw Barrow Jr., alumnus, professor and chancellor of the University of Georgia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 163 square miles (422 km²), of which, 162 square miles (420 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 46,144 people, 16,354 households, and 12,543 families residing in the county. The population density was 284 people per square mile (110/km²). There were 17,304 housing units at an average density of 107 per square mile (41/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.84% White, 9.72% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 3.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,354 households out of which 39.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.30% were non-families. 18.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 34.50% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,019, and the median income for a family was $49,722. Males had a median income of $34,510 versus $23,369 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,350. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

External links

Coordinates: 33°59′N 83°43′W / 33.99°N 83.71°W / 33.99; -83.71


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Barrow County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Barrow County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1914
Seat Winder
Largest City Winder
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.41%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

63702
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.barrowga.org

Barrow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 46,144. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 63,702 [1] The county seat is Winder6.

This county is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.

Contents

History

The Georgia General Assembly approved a joint resolution on July 7, 1914 to place an amendment on the November 3, 1914 election ballot that proposed the creation of Barrow County. The approval of the amendment by Georgia voters officially created the new county. The land for the county came from parts of Jackson, Gwinnett and Walton Counties.

Barrow County is named after David Crenshaw Barrow Jr., alumnus, professor and chancellor of the University of Georgia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 422 km² (163 sq mi). 420 km² (162 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.41%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 46,144 people, 16,354 households, and 12,543 families residing in the county. The population density was 110/km² (284/sq mi). There were 17,304 housing units at an average density of 41/km² (107/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 84.84% White, 9.72% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. 3.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,354 households out of which 39.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.30% were non-families. 18.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 34.50% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,019, and the median income for a family was $49,722. Males had a median income of $34,510 versus $23,369 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,350. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

External links

Notes

Coordinates: 33°59′N 83°43′W / 33.99, -83.71 h

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