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Atkinson County, Georgia
Atkinson County Courthouse
Atkinson County Courthouse in Pearson
Map of Georgia highlighting Atkinson County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded August 15, 1917
Named for Williams Yates Atkinson
Seat Pearson
Largest city Pearson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

345 sq mi (894 km²)
339 sq mi (878 km²)
5.2 sq mi (13 km²), 1.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,375
25/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.atkinson-ga.org/

Atkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,375.[1] The county seat is Pearson.[2] The county was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. It is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 345 square miles (890 km2), of which 339 square miles (880 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (1.5%) is water.[3]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 7,656
1930 6,894 −10.0%
1940 7,093 2.9%
1950 7,362 3.8%
1960 6,188 −15.9%
1970 5,879 −5.0%
1980 6,141 4.5%
1990 6,213 1.2%
2000 7,609 22.5%
2010 8,375 10.1%
Est. 2013 8,290 8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 8,375 people, 2,983 households, and 2,159 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.2% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 24.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,983 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.8 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,682.

EducationEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

  • Axson
  • Guthrie Heights
  • Henderson Still
  • Kirkland
  • Leliaton
  • Oberry
  • Sandy Bottom
  • Morrisville

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°17′N 82°52′W / 31.29, -82.87


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