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

255 sq mi (661 km²)
250 sq mi (647 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 2.03%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

154,903
616/sq mi (238/km²)
Founded 1822
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Maconbibbcourthouse.jpg
Bibb County courthouse in Macon, Georgia
Website www.co.bibb.ga.us

Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 153,887. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 154,709.[1] The county seat is Macon.[2]

Bibb County is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

Bibb County was created by act of the Georgia Legislature on December 9, 1822, with Macon to be incorporated in December 1823; designated the county seat. It was carved from Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties. The county seat has never been changed, and no other county has ever been created out of land from Bibb County.

The county was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb, a physician from Elbert County who went on to serve in the United States Senate and House of Representatives before becoming the first elected Governor of Alabama.

During the Civil War, 10% of the white men in the county died in the service.[3]

Government

Bibb County is currently governed by a five-member County Commission, with four commissioners elected from individual districts in the county and a chairman elected countywide. The chairman is the chief executive of the county, though the role was reduced from full-time to part-time beginning in 2005, with a chief administrative officer appointed by the commission to run the daily affairs of the government. The current (2009) county commission chairman is Sam Hart.

Like all other Georgia counties, Bibb has an elected sheriff responsible for maintaining the jail. Bibb's sheriff also manages the county's law enforcement duties, with his deputies acting as the county police force in the unincorporated area; the city of Macon has its own police department. The current (2009) Bibb sheriff is Jerry Modena.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 255 square miles (661 km²), of which, 250 square miles (647 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (2.03%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 153,887 people, 59,667 households, and 39,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 616 people per square mile (238/km²). There were 67,194 housing units at an average density of 269 per square mile (104/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 50.13% White, 47.32% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 59,667 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.30% were married couples living together, 20.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 28.20% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,532, and the median income for a family was $43,479. Males had a median income of $34,263 versus $25,540 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,058. About 15.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.20% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

External links

Coordinates: 32°48′N 83°42′W / 32.80°N 83.70°W / 32.80; -83.70


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Bibb County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Bibb County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1822
Seat Macon
Largest City Macon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.03%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

154903
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.bibb.ga.us

Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 153,887. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 154,918 [1]. The county seat is Macon6.

Contents

History

Bibb County was created by act of the Georgia Legislature on December 9, 1822, with Macon to be incorporated in December of 1823; designated the county seat. It was carved from Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties. The county seat has never been changed, and no other county has ever been created out of land from Bibb County.

The county was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb, a physician from Elbert County who went on to serve in the United States Senate and House of Representatives before becoming the first elected Governor of Alabama.

Government

Bibb County is currently governed by a five-member County Commission, with four commissioners elected from individual districts in the county and a chairman elected countywide. The chairman is the chief executive of the county, though the role was reduced from full-time to part-time beginning in 2005, with a chief administrative officer appointed by the commission to run the daily affairs of the government. The current (2007) county commission chairman is Charles Bishop.

Like all other Georgia counties, Bibb has an elected sheriff responsible for maintaining the jail. Bibb's sheriff also manages the county's law enforcement duties, with his deputies acting as the county police force in the unincorporated area; the city of Macon has its own police department. The current (2007) Bibb sheriff is Jerry Modena.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 661 km² (255 sq mi). 647 km² (250 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (2.03%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 153,887 people, 59,667 households, and 39,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 238/km² (616/sq mi). There were 67,194 housing units at an average density of 104/km² (269/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 50.13% White, 47.32% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 59,667 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.30% were married couples living together, 20.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 28.20% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,532, and the median income for a family was $43,479. Males had a median income of $34,263 versus $25,540 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,058. About 15.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.20% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links


Coordinates: 32°48′N 83°42′W / 32.80, -83.70

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