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

362 sq mi (938 km²)
356 sq mi (921 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.72%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

31,099
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Founded June 9, 1826
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 24,757. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 33,050.[1]. Its county seat is Leesburg.[2]

Lee County is included in the Albany, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. The county was named in honor of Richard Henry Lee.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 362 square miles (938 km²), of which, 356 square miles (921 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (1.72%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 24,757 people, 8,229 households, and 6,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 8,813 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.24% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,229 households out of which 48.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.80% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.40% were non-families. 14.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 6.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,600, and the median income for a family was $53,132. Males had a median income of $39,848 versus $25,715 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,897. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.70% 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

Coordinates: 31°47′N 84°08′W / 31.78°N 84.14°W / 31.78; -84.14


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Lee County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Lee County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded June 9, 1826
Seat Leesburg
Largest City Leesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.72%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

31099
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 24,757. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 31,099 [1]. Its county seat is Leesburg6. Lee County is included in the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. The county was named in honor of Richard Henry Lee.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 938 km² (362 sq mi). 921 km² (356 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.72%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 24,757 people, 8,229 households, and 6,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (70/sq mi). There were 8,813 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.24% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,229 households out of which 48.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.80% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.40% were non-families. 14.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 6.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,600, and the median income for a family was $53,132. Males had a median income of $39,848 versus $25,715 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,897. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 31°47′N 84°08′W / 31.78, -84.14

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