|Burke County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
835 sq mi (2,163 km²)
830 sq mi (2,151 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²), 0.54%
27/sq mi (10/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
- U.S. Highway 25
- Georgia State Route 23
- Georgia State Route 24
- Georgia State Route 56
- Georgia State Route 80
Burke is an original county of Georgia, created February 5, 1777. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Poythress Volunteers and the Grubb's Hussars, which were a part of Cobb's Legion.
As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,243 people, 7,934 households, and 5,799 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 8,842 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 46.90% White, 51.00% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,934 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.40% were married couples living together, 22.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the county the population was spread out with 31.30% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,877, and the median income for a family was $31,660. Males had a median income of $29,992 versus $19,008 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,136. About 23.80% of families and 28.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.00% of those under age 18 and 29.80% of those age 65 or over.
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