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

217 sq mi (562 km²)
195 sq mi (506 km²)
22 sq mi (56 km²), 10.04%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

3,180
17/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded 1854
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Clay County Courthouse in Fort Gaines Georgia.jpg
Clay County Courthouse in Fort Gaines, Georgia

Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 3,357. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 3,207.[1] The county seat is Fort Gaines.[2]

Contents

History

The County is named in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.

Clay was created by a February 16, 1854, act of the Georgia General Assembly using portions of Early and Randolph counties.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 217 square miles (562 km²), of which, 195 square miles (506 km²) of it is land and 22 square miles (56 km²) of it (10.04%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,357 people, 1,347 households, and 928 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 1,925 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.47% Black or African American, 38.43% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,347 households out of which 25.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.70% were married couples living together, 23.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 21.00% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,448, and the median income for a family was $27,837. Males had a median income of $26,557 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,819. About 28.10% of families and 31.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.40% of those under age 18 and 23.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 31°37′N 84°59′W / 31.62°N 84.99°W / 31.62; -84.99


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Clay County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Clay County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1854
Seat Fort Gaines
Largest City Fort Gaines
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 10.04%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

3180
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 3,357. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 3,242 [1]. The county seat is Fort Gaines6.

Contents

History

The County is named in honor of Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.

Clay was created by a February 16, 1854 act of the Georgia General Assembly using portions of Early and Randolph counties.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 562 km² (217 sq mi). 506 km² (195 sq mi) of it is land and 56 km² (22 sq mi) of it (10.04%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,357 people, 1,347 households, and 928 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 1,925 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 38.43% White, 60.47% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,347 households out of which 25.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.70% were married couples living together, 23.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 21.00% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,448, and the median income for a family was $27,837. Males had a median income of $26,557 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,819. About 28.10% of families and 31.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.40% of those under age 18 and 23.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 31°37′N 84°59′W / 31.62, -84.99

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