|Camden County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||St. Marys|
783 sq mi (2,027 km²)
630 sq mi (1,631 km²)
153 sq mi (395 km²), 19.50%
69/sq mi (27/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Camden 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 43,664. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 45,759 . The county seat is Woodbine6.
Camden is home to one comprehensive high school (with a separate center for ninth graders), two middle schools, nine elementary schools and an Alternative School. The system serves approximately 9,600 students. The School board is run by the following members: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ann Proctor
Assistant Superintendent Gary Blount
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Will Hardin
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Liz Jordan
Camden County High School is the single public high school in Camden County, offering a comprehensive curriculum (9-12) with a variety of classes for both College Preparatory and Career Technology Preparatory. The high school campus is one of the largest in the state of Georgia. It consists of a main building (9-12 building) that holds eight hallways, one media center, one gymnasium, one cafeteria, and one auditorium (although not exactly connected to the high school building itself); as well as a ninth grade center that holds two additional hallways, one gymnasium, one cafeteria, and one media center. The school has also recently constructed an additional building consisting of classrooms, conference rooms, and a large weight room. The school offers AP classes and joint-enrollment with Coastal Georgia Community College and the Valdosta State University Kings Bay Campus. The school is part of the Georgia 5A Class. In 2003, the Wildcats won the Georgia 5A Football State Championship by defeating Valdosta High School.
There are two middle schools in the county serving grades sixth through eighth grade: -Camden Middle School -St. Mary's Middle School.
There also nine elementary schools throughout the county serving grades Pre-K through fifth grade: -Crooked River Elementary -David L. Rainer Elementary -Kingsland Elementary -Mamie Lou Gross Elementary -Mary Lee Clark Elementary -Matilda Harris Elementary -St. Marys Elementary -Sugarmill Elementary -Woodbine Elementary.
The federal government provides a substantial part of the school system's budget as the high density of military dependents who attend school there.
As of the census² of 2000, there were 43,664 people, 14,705 households, and 11,381 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (69/sq mi). There were 16,958 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 75.04% White, 20.11% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. 3.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,705 households out of which 46.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 17.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the county the population was spread out with 31.70% under the age of 18, 12.90% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 16.30% from 45 to 64, and 5.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 107.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,056, and the median income for a family was $45,005. Males had a median income of $31,582 versus $22,104 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,445. About 8.40% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.
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