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Quitman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 10, 1858 and named after General John A. Quitman, leader in the Mexican War, and once Governor of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 2,598. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 2,666.[1] The county seat is Georgetown.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 km² (161 mi²). 392 km² (152 mi²) of it is land and 24 km² (9 mi²) of it (5.83%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,598 people, 1,047 households, and 755 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/mi²). There were 1,773 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 52.12% White, 46.88% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,047 households out of which 26.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.20% were married couples living together, 18.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,875, and the median income for a family was $30,691. Males had a median income of $23,365 versus $19,069 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,301. About 16.10% of families and 21.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.60% of those under age 18 and 24.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education

while Quitman County School System New Quitman County Elementary/Middle School has been able to assemble a world class staff including teachers, support staff, and office staff. Over 80% of the teaching staff has a Masters Degree, with many teachers working toward their Specialist or Doctorate Degree!

Quitman County High School is the newest school in The Quitman County School System. Established in 2009,split from neighborhooding Stewart County Schools. Quitman County High School boast a state of the art school facility, which includes over 10,000 square feet of space. All instructional spaces are state of the art, and each classroom is equipped with smart board technology. The new facility includes a media center, 21st century band room, and weight room. The gymnasium comfortably seats over 500 people.

Under the direction of the principal, Mr. Martin L. Wright, a distinguished faculty has been assembled to serve the community. The parents, students and staff of Quitman County High School seek to build a school that is nationally competitive in academics, the arts, athletics and service to the community.

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Coordinates: 31°52′N 85°01′W / 31.86°N 85.01°W / 31.86; -85.01


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Quitman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 10, 1858. As of 2000, the population is 2,598. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 2,467 [1]. The county seat is Georgetown6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 km² (161 mi²). 392 km² (152 mi²) of it is land and 24 km² (9 mi²) of it (5.83%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,598 people, 1,047 households, and 755 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/mi²). There were 1,773 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 52.12% White, 46.88% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,047 households out of which 26.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.20% were married couples living together, 18.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,875, and the median income for a family was $30,691. Males had a median income of $23,365 versus $19,069 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,301. About 16.10% of families and 21.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.60% of those under age 18 and 24.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°52′N 85°01′W / 31.86, -85.01

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