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

470 sq mi (1,218 km²)
459 sq mi (1,190 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 2.27%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

122,834
166/sq mi (64/km²)
Founded 1832
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.bartowga.org

Bartow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 96,589. The county's explosive growth is evident, as the population of the county rose to 122,834 as of the 2007 estimate. The county seat is Cartersville.[1]

Bartow County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. It has a Sole Commissioner government, and is the largest county with a sole commissioner.

Contents

History

Bartow County was created from the Cherokee lands of the Cherokee County territory on December 3, 1832, and named Cass County, after a land surveyor from the north, until renamed on December 6, 1861 in honor of Francis S. Bartow. The original county seat was at Cassville, but after the burning of the county courthouse and the Sherman Occupation the seat moved to Cartersville, where it now remains.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 470 square miles (1,218 km²), of which, 459 square miles (1,190 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (28 km²) of it (2.27%) is water.

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Major highways

Secondary Highways

  • Euharlee Road
  • Old S.R. 293. Portion south of Emerson and east of U.S. 41 into Cobb County.
  • Old Alabama Road. Future route of S.R. 113.
  • Burnt Hickory Road
  • Taylorsville-Macedonia Road
  • Macedonia Road
  • Halls Station Road
  • Spring Place Road
  • Cassville-White Road
  • Mission Road

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of 2000, there are 76,019 people, 27,176 households, and 21,034 families residing in the county. The population density is 64/km2 (166/mi2). There are 28,751 housing units at an average density of 24 persons/km2 (63 persons/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 87.79% White, 8.68% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 3.32% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 27,176 households out of which 38.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 22.60% are non-families. 18.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the county the population is spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 33.00% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $43,660, and the median income for a family is $49,198. Males have a median income of $35,136 versus $24,906 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,989. 8.60% of the population and 6.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.60% are under the age of 18 and 12.20% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Recreation

References

Coordinates: 34°14′N 84°50′W / 34.24°N 84.84°W / 34.24; -84.84


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Bartow County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Bartow County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1832
Seat Cartersville
Largest City Cartersville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

91266
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.bartowga.org

Bartow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 76,019. The county's explosive growth is evident, as the population of the county rose to 91,266 as of the 2006 estimate. Bartow County has held a spot in the top 50 fastest growing counties in Georgia, oftenly ranking in the 20's, but this year, it ranked 19th. The county seat is Cartersville6.

Bartow County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

Bartow County was created from the Cherokee lands of the Cherokee County territory in 1832 on December 3rd, and called Cass County until renamed in 1861 on December 6th in honor of Francis S. Bartow. The original county seat was at Cassville.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,218 km² (470 sq mi). 1,190 km² (459 sq mi) of it is land and 28 km² (11 sq mi) of it (2.27%) is water.

Major Highways

Secondary Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 76,019 people, 27,176 households, and 21,034 families residing in the county. The population density was 64/km² (166/sq mi). There were 28,751 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (63/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.79% White, 8.68% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.62% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 3.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 27,176 households out of which 38.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 18.70% 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 2.76 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 33.00% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,660, and the median income for a family was $49,198. Males had a median income of $35,136 versus $24,906 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,989. About 6.60% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 34°14′N 84°50′W / 34.24, -84.84

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