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Echols County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Echols County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Statenville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

421 sq mi (1,090 km²)
404 sq mi (1,047 km²)
17 sq mi (43 km²), 3.96%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

4,253
9/sq mi (4/km²)
Founded 1858
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.echolscountygeorgia.com

Echols County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Valdosta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population is 3,754. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 4,093.[1] The county seat is Statenville.[2] Statenville is not an incorporated municipality, making Echols County one of only three counties in Georgia to have an unincorporated county seat.

Established in 1858, from the parts of Lowndes and Clinch the county was named in honor of Robert Milner Echols (1798-1847). The county is in the Valdosta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Echols was born in Georgia and served in the state legislature for many years. He was killed in the Mexican-American War, and is buried in Georgia (though not in Echols County).

Echols County has become notable in recent years as it has served as a place of banishment for many of Georgia's criminals. As the Georgia State Constitution forbids banishment beyond the borders of the state, officials instead ban the offender from 158 of Georgia's 159 counties, with Echols remaining as their only option.[3] No such criminal has been documented as actually moving to Echols.[4]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 421 square miles (1,090 km²), of which, 404 square miles (1,047 km²) of it is land and 17 square miles (43 km²) of it (3.96%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,754 people, 1,264 households, and 936 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 1,482 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.14% White, 6.93% Black or African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 13.69% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 19.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,264 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 18.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.30% under the age of 18, 12.50% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 18.30% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 116.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,851, and the median income for a family was $27,700. Males had a median income of $24,650 versus $17,297 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,727. 28.70% of the population and 22.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.10% are under the age of 18 and 29.80% are 65 or older.

2005 Estimates

In 2005 63.1% of the county population was non-Hispanic whites, 27.3% Hispanics, 8.8% African-Americans and 1.0% Native Americans.[6]

Education and School Systems

Echols County School System has a K-12 (Elementary/Middle/High) School located in Statenville.

Communities

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. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2001/nov/11/news/mn-2736
  4. ^ http://americancityandcounty.com/mag/government_qarural_county_baffled/
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  6. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13101.html

Coordinates: 30°43′N 82°54′W / 30.72°N 82.90°W / 30.72; -82.90


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Echols County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Echols County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1858
Seat Statenville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.96%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

4253
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Echols County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Valdosta Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population is 3,754. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 4,253 [1]. The county seat is Statenville6. Statenville is not an incorporated municipality, making Echols County one of only three counties in Georgia to have an unincorporated county seat.

Established in 1858, the county was named in honor of Robert Milner Echols (1798-1847). Echols was born in Georgia and served in the state legislature for many years. He was killed in the Mexican-American War, and is buried in Georgia--though not in Echols County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,090 km² (421 sq mi). 1,047 km² (404 sq mi) of it is land and 43 km² (17 sq mi) of it (3.96%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,754 people, 1,264 households, and 936 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (9/sq mi). There were 1,482 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 77.14% White, 6.93% Black or African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 13.69% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 19.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,264 households out of which 38.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 18.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.30% under the age of 18, 12.50% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 18.30% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 116.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,851, and the median income for a family was $27,700. Males had a median income of $24,650 versus $17,297 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,727. 28.70% of the population and 22.30% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.10% are under the age of 18 and 29.80% are 65 or older.

2005 Estimates

In 2005 63.1% of the county population was non-Hispanic whites, 27.3% Hispanics, 8.8% African-Americans and 1.0% Native Americans. (source= http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13101.html)

Coordinates: 30°43′N 82°54′W / 30.72, -82.90

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