Clinch County, Georgia


Clinch County, Georgia
Clinch County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Clinch County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1850
Seat Homerville
Largest city Homerville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

824.17 sq mi (2,135 km²)
809.29 sq mi (2,096 km²)
14.88 sq mi (39 km²), 1.81%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

6,897
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Clinch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 14, 1850, named in honor of Duncan Lamont Clinch. As of 2000, the population is 6,878.[1] The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 6,992. The county seat is Homerville.[2]

With just 8.5 people per square mile (land), Clinch has one of the lowest population densities of any county in Georgia.

Contents

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 824.17 square miles (2,134.6 km2), of which 809.29 square miles (2,096.1 km2) (or 98.19%) is land and 14.88 square miles (38.5 km2) (or 1.81%) is water.[3] Eastern and southeastern portions of the county lie within the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected areas.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,878 people, 2,512 households, and 1,823 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,837 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.93% White, 29.50% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,512 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.70% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,755, and the median income for a family was $31,755. Males had a median income of $26,905 versus $19,347 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,023. About 22.20% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 30.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Famous people

Clinch County is the birth place of actor Ossie Davis, Jonathan Smith (football player), politician W. Benjamin Gibbs, and politician William Chester Lankford.

Cities and towns

See also

Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svg State of Georgia portal

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 30°55′N 82°42′W / 30.92°N 82.70°W / 30.92; -82.70


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