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

328 sq mi (850 km²)
324 sq mi (839 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 1.34%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

212,775
92/sq mi (238/km²)
Founded 1777 [1]
Named for Charles Lenox, the third Duke of Richmond
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Richmond County is a county located in the United States state of Georgia. It is one of the original counties of Georgia, created February 5, 1777. As of 2000, the population was 199,775. The 2007 Census Estimate showed a population of 199,486.[1]

Following an election in 1995, the city of Augusta (the county seat) consolidated governments with Richmond County. The consolidated entity is known as Augusta-Richmond County, or simply Augusta. The cities of Hephzibah and Blythe in southern Richmond County voted to remain separate and not consolidate.

The county is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area of Georgia and South Carolina.

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History

The County is named for Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, who was British Secretary of State and who was sympathetic to the cause of the American colonies. HRH Charles, 3rd duke of Richmond, also was a first cousin to King George III. Richmond County was erected in 1777, by the first Constitution of the (newly independent) State of Georgia. As such, it is one of the original counties of the state. It was formed out of a portion of the colonial Parish of St. Paul, after the Revolution disestablished the Church of England in the (former) Royal Province of Georgia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 328 square miles (851 km²), of which, 324 square miles (839 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) of it (1.34%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 199,775 people, 73,920 households, and 49,526 families residing in the county. The population density was 616 people per square mile (238/km²). There were 82,312 housing units at an average density of 254 per square mile (98/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 49.75% Black or African American, 45.55% White, 0.28% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 73,920 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.80% were married couples living together, 20.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,004, and the median income for a family was $52,892. Males had a median income of $30,028 versus $23,512 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,133. About 16.20% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.20% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 33°22′N 82°04′W / 33.36°N 82.07°W / 33.36; -82.07


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Richmond County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Richmond County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1855
Seat Augusta
Largest City Augusta
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.34%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

199775
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: Charles Lenox, the third Duke of Richmond

Richmond County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is one of the original counties of Georgia, created February 5, 1777. As of 2000, the population was 199,775. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 195,796 [1]. Until 1996, the county seat was Augusta In 1996 the governments of the City of Augusta and Richmond County combined to form a single governing body known as Augusta-Richmond County.

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History

The County is named for Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, who was British Secretary of State and sympathetic to the cause of the American colonies.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 851 km² (328 sq mi). 839 km² (324 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (1.34%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 199,775 people, 73,920 households, and 49,526 families residing in the county. The population density was 238/km² (616/sq mi). There were 82,312 housing units at an average density of 98/km² (254/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 45.55% White, 49.75% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 2.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 73,920 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.80% were married couples living together, 20.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 20.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,004, and the median income for a family was $52,892. Males had a median income of $30,028 versus $23,512 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,133. About 16.20% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.20% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 33°22′N 82°04′W / 33.36, -82.07

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