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

516 sq mi (1,337 km²)
511 sq mi (1,324 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.98%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

12,056
24/sq mi (9/km²)
Founded 1818
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Early County Courthouse in Blakely Georgia.jpg
Early County Courthouse in Blakely Georgia

Early County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1818. As of 2000, the population is 12,354. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 11,836.[1] The county seat is Blakely.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 516 square miles (1,337 km²), of which, 511 square miles (1,324 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (0.98%) is water. Early County is home to several historical attractions including Kolomoki Mounds State Park and Cohelee Creek Bridge, the southern-most covered bridge still standing, and is home to one of the last wooden flagpoles from the American Civil War era, located at the historic courthouse in downtown Blakely.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,354 people, 4,695 households, and 3,295 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 5,338 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 50.28% White, 48.14% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,695 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.00% were married couples living together, 20.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,629, and the median income for a family was $31,215. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $17,277 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,936. About 22.20% of families and 25.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.20% of those under age 18 and 20.10% 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.  

External links

  • Early County 2055 - a non-profit corporation established by native son Charles Barton Rice and Catherine B. Rice to support the revitalization, economic development and preservation of Blakely and Early County, Ga.
  • Blakely - Early County Chamber of Commerce - Chamber of Commerce for Blakely and surrounding communities of Jakin, Arlington and Damascus.
  • Early County Board of Education-a school system Serves the cities of Blakely and Surrounding Communities of Jakin,Arlington,and Damascus
  • Southwest Georgia Academy(SGA)-a Private school is located in Damascus and its adjoining Counties by Georgia Independent School Association (GISA)
  • Early County News-a newspaper founded by the Fleming Family in 1859

Coordinates: 31°20′N 84°55′W / 31.33°N 84.91°W / 31.33; -84.91


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Early County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Early County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1818
Seat Blakely
Largest City Blakely
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.98%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

12056
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Early County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1818. As of 2000, the population is 12,354. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 12,056 [1]. The county seat is Blakely6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,337 km² (516 sq mi). 1,324 km² (511 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.98%) is water. Early County is home to several historical attractions including Kolomoki Mounds State Park and Cohelee Creek Bridge, the southern-most covered bridge still standing, and is home to one of the last wooden flagpoles from the Civil War era, located at the historic Courthouse in downtown Blakely.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,354 people, 4,695 households, and 3,295 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 5,338 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 50.28% White, 48.14% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,695 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.00% were married couples living together, 20.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,629, and the median income for a family was $31,215. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $17,277 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,936. About 22.20% of families and 25.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.20% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External Links

  • Early County 2055 - a non-profit corporation established by native son Charles Barton Rice and Catherine B. Rice to support the revitalization, economic development and preservation of Blakely and Early County, Ga.

Coordinates: 31°20′N 84°55′W / 31.33, -84.91

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