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

690 sq mi (1,788 km²)
686 sq mi (1,776 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²), 0.66%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

22,107
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1812
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Emanuel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 21,837. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 22,469.[1] The county seat is Swainsboro.[2]

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History

The County was created on December 10, 1812, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly from land originally in parts of Bulloch and Montgomery counties. Emanuel County is named in honor of former Governor of Georgia David Emanuel.

Portions of Johnson (1858), Jenkins (1905), Toombs (1905), Candler (1914), and Treutlen (1918) counties were taken from Emanuel's original borders.

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Courthouses

Emanuel County has had eight courthouses in its nearly 200 years of existence. In the county's early years, the court met at Steven Rich's home. Emanuel County's first courthouse was erected in 1814 and burned in 1841. It wasn't until 1854 the county was allowed to build a replacement. In a string of bad luck, this new courthouse burned in 1855 and was replaced by another courthouse, which burned in 1857. Emanuel County's fourth courthouse burned in 1919 and was replaced by a three-story brick structure which, characteristically, burned in 1938. The next courthouse, a two-story marble structure, was built in 1940 and was the first courthouse in Emanuel County's history not to burn down, however it was poorly built on the previous courthouse's foundation, and by the 1990s, it had deteriorated to the point that the county offices had moved into office space surrounding the courthouse square. This courthouse was demolished in 2000, leaving only the sheriff's office annex. In the late 1990s, the Emanuel County commissioners purchased the former U.S. Post Office building, which was built in 1936, to serve as a temporary courthouse. In 2000, the county commission purchased land adjacent to the old Post Office to build a new county government building. Emanuel County's current courthouse, a large single story brick structure incorporating the old Post Office building, was completed in 2002, and a city square was built on the former courthouse site with the former sheriff's office renovated to serve as the office for Emanuel County's Chamber of Commerce.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 690 square miles (1,788 km²), of which, 686 square miles (1,776 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 21,837 people, 8,045 households, and 5,752 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 9,419 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.69% White, 33.28% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 2.13% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 3.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,045 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 17.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,383, and the median income for a family was $31,113. Males had a median income of $26,605 versus $18,145 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,627. About 21.80% of families and 27.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.70% of those under age 18 and 27.50% 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.  

Coordinates: 32°35′N 82°18′W / 32.59°N 82.30°W / 32.59; -82.30


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Emanuel County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Emanuel County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1812
Seat Swainsboro
Largest City Swainsboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.66%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

22108
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Emanuel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 21,837. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 22,108 [1]. The county seat is Swainsboro6.

Contents

History

The County was created on December 10, 1812 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly from land originally in parts of Bulloch and Montgomery counties.

Portions of Johnson (1858), Jenkins (1905), Toombs (1905), Candler (1914), and Treutlen (1918) counties were taken from Emanuel's original borders.

Emanuel County is named in honor of former Governor of Georgia David Emanuel.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,788 km² (690 sq mi). 1,776 km² (686 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.66%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,837 people, 8,045 households, and 5,752 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 9,419 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 63.69% White, 33.28% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 2.13% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 3.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,045 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 17.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,383, and the median income for a family was $31,113. Males had a median income of $26,605 versus $18,145 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,627. About 21.80% of families and 27.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.70% of those under age 18 and 27.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 32°35′N 82°18′W / 32.59, -82.30

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