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

355 sq mi (918 km²)
350 sq mi (906 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.40%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

17,496
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Founded 1807
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Morgan County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Morgan County Courthouse (Built 1905), Madison, Georgia

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 15,457. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 17,492.[1] The county seat is Madison, Georgia.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 918 km² (355 mi²). 906 km² (350 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it (1.40%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Morgan county was created on December 10, 1807. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Panola Guards, which was a part of Cobb's Legion.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 15,457 people, 5,558 households, and 4,301 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/mi²). There were 6,128 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.69% White, 28.53% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,558 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 19.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,249, and the median income for a family was $46,146. Males had a median income of $34,634 versus $22,206 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,823. About 8.90% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 33°35′N 83°29′W / 33.59°N 83.49°W / 33.59; -83.49

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.  

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Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 15,457. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 17,492 [1]. The county seat is Madison6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 918 km² (355 mi²). 906 km² (350 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it (1.40%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

History

Morgan county was created on December 10, 1807. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Panola Guards, which was a part of Cobb's Legion.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,457 people, 5,558 households, and 4,301 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/mi²). There were 6,128 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.69% White, 28.53% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,558 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 19.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,249, and the median income for a family was $46,146. Males had a median income of $34,634 versus $22,206 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,823. About 8.90% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 33°35′N 83°29′W / 33.59, -83.49

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