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Seminole County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Seminole County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Donalsonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

257 sq mi (664 km²)
238 sq mi (617 km²)
19 sq mi (48 km²),
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,369
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1920
Named for Seminole tribe,
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 9,369. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,081.[1] The county seat is Donalsonville.[2]

Contents

History

The state constitutional amendment to create the County was proposed July 8, 1920, and ratified November 2, 1920. The area for the new county was taken from land originally part of Decatur and Early Counties. It is named for the Seminole tribe of Native Americans, who once lived in the area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 257 square miles (664 km²), of which, 238 square miles (617 km²) of it is land and 19 square miles (48 km²) of it (7.22%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,369 people, 3,573 households, and 2,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 4,742 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.75% White, 34.66% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 3.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,573 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 17.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,094, and the median income for a family was $33,221. Males had a median income of $25,909 versus $20,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,635. About 15.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.10% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 30°56′N 84°52′W / 30.93°N 84.87°W / 30.93; -84.87


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Seminole County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Seminole County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1920
Seat Donalsonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

9369
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: Seminole tribe,

Seminole County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 9,369. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,226 [1]. The county seat is Donalsonville6.

Contents

History

The state constitutional amendment to create the County was proposed July 8, 1920, and ratified November 2, 1920, and it is named for the Seminole tribe, who once lived in the area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 664 km² (257 sq mi). 617 km² (238 sq mi) of it is land and 48 km² (19 sq mi) of it (7.22%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,369 people, 3,573 households, and 2,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 4,742 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 61.75% White, 34.66% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 3.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,573 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 17.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,094, and the median income for a family was $33,221. Males had a median income of $25,909 versus $20,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,635. About 15.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.10% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 30°56′N 84°52′W / 30.93, -84.87

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