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

186 sq mi (481 km²)
186 sq mi (481 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²),
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

31,367
141/sq mi (55/km²)
Founded 1875
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Oconee County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Oconee County Courthouse in Watkinsville

Oconee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 25, 1875. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,225. Census estimates for 2007 show a population of 31,367..[1] The county seat is Watkinsville.[2]

Oconee County is included in the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Progressive Farmer rated Oconee County as third best in the list of 2006 "Best Places to Live" in the U.S., one of two places to place in the top ten two years running.

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History

Oconee County was created from the southwestern part of Clarke County in 1875 by the Georgia General Assembly. The new county was created to satisfy southwestern Clarke County residents' demand for their own county after the county seat was moved from Watkinsville to Athens by the General Assembly in 1872. It is named for the river flowing along part of its eastern border, whose name in turn comes from a Native American word meaning "spring of the hills."

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 482 km² (186 mi²). 481 km² (186 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 26,225 people, 9,051 households, and 7,322 families residing in the county. The population density was 55/km² (141/mi²). There were 9,528 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (51/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.58% White, 6.42% Black or African American, 1.43% Asian, 0.18% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 3.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,051 households out of which 44.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.80% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.10% were non-families. 15.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $55,211, and the median income for a family was $61,502. Males had a median income of $41,223 versus $27,271 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,153. About 4.90% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 11.40% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

The Public schools in Oconee County are:

  • Malcom Bridge Elementary School
  • Colham Ferry Elementary School
  • Rocky Branch Elementary School
  • High Shoals Elementary School (est. 2009)
  • Oconee County Elementary School (3-5)
  • Oconee County Primary School (K-2)

The Private schools in Oconee County are:

Cities and towns

References

External links

Coordinates: 33°50′N 83°26′W / 33.84°N 83.44°W / 33.84; -83.44


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File:Oconee County Georgia.png Oconee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 25, 1875. As of the 2000 census, the population is 26,225. Census estimates for 2005 show a population of 29,748 [1]. The county seat is Watkinsville6. Oconee County is included in the Athens-Clarke County Metropolitan Statistical Area. Progressive Farmer rated Oconee County as third best in the list of 2006 "Best Places to Live" in the U.S., one of two places to place in the top ten two years running.

Contents

History

Oconee County was created from the southwestern part of Clarke County in 1875 by the Georgia General Assembly. The new county was created to satisfy southwestern Clarke County residents' demand for their own county after the county seat was moved from Watkinsville to Athens by the General Assembly in 1872. It is named for the river flowing along part of its eastern border, whose name in turn comes from a Native American word meaning "spring of the hills."

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 482 km² (186 mi²). 481 km² (186 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 26,225 people, 9,051 households, and 7,322 families residing in the county. The population density was 55/km² (141/mi²). There were 9,528 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (51/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.58% White, 6.42% Black or African American, 1.43% Asian, 0.18% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 3.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,051 households out of which 44.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.80% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.10% were non-families. 15.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $55,211, and the median income for a family was $61,502. Males had a median income of $41,223 versus $27,271 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,153. About 4.90% of families and 6.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 11.40% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

  • Oconee County Middle School
  • Malcom Bridge Middle School
  • Malcom Bridge Elementary School
  • Colham Ferry Elementary School
  • Rocky Branch Elementary School
  • Oconee County Elementary School (3-5)
  • Oconee County Primary School (K-2)

Private schools in Oconee County include:

  • Athens Academy
  • Prince Avenue Christian School
  • Westminster Christian Academy

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 33°50′N 83°26′W / 33.84, -83.44

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