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

460 sq mi (1,192 km²)
458 sq mi (1,187 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.48%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

24,466
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded August 17, 1905
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
08-09-01 GradyCrths2.JPG
Grady County courthouse in Cairo, Georgia

Grady County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 23,659. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 25,042.[1] The county seat is Cairo.[2]

Contents

History

Grady County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on August 17, 1905, from portions of Decatur and Thomas counties.

The County is named for Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution and noted orator.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 460 square miles (1,192 km²), of which, 458 square miles (1,187 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.48%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 23,659 people, 8,797 households, and 6,509 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 9,991 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.61% White, 30.15% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.20% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 5.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,797 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 16.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,656, and the median income for a family was $34,253. Males had a median income of $27,181 versus $20,128 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,278. About 16.70% of families and 21.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.90% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

  • Beachton
  • Calvary
  • Pine Park
  • Reno
  • Roddenberry
  • Spence

Education

Grady County Schools operates public schools.

References

Coordinates: 30°53′N 84°14′W / 30.88°N 84.23°W / 30.88; -84.23

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Grady County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Grady County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded August 17,1905
Seat Cairo
Largest City Cairo
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.48%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

24466
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Grady County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 23,659. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 24,466 [1]. The county seat is Cairo6.

Contents

History

Grady County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on August 17, 1905 from portions of Decatur and Thomas counties.

The County is named for Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution and noted orator.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,192 km² (460 sq mi). 1,187 km² (458 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.48%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,659 people, 8,797 households, and 6,509 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (52/sq mi). There were 9,991 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.61% White, 30.15% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.20% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 5.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,797 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 16.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,656, and the median income for a family was $34,253. Males had a median income of $27,181 versus $20,128 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,278. About 16.70% of families and 21.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.90% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated

Unincorporated

  • Akridge
  • Beachton
  • Boydville
  • Brownlee
  • Calvary
  • Capel
  • Duncanville
  • Elpino
  • Lime Sink
  • Moncrief
  • Nickleville
  • Peoples Still
  • Pine Park
  • Reno
  • Rocky Hill
  • Roddenberry
  • Spence

References

Coordinates: 30°53′N 84°14′W / 30.88, -84.23

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