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Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Chattahoochee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Seat Cusseta
Largest city Cusseta
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

251 sq mi (651 km²)
249 sq mi (644 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.96%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

14,041
60/sq mi (23/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Chattahoochee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 13, 1854. As of 2000, the population is 14,882. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 14,679 [1]. It is part of the Columbus-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Cusseta6.

HistoryEdit

The Georgia General Assembly created Chattahoochee County on February 13, 1854 from portions of Muscogee and Marion counties. It is named for the Chattahoochee River that forms its western boundary. The county seat was named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town that used to exist nearby.

The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Westville, near Lumpkin.

In 2003 the county and its only incorporated city formed a consolidated Cusseta-Chattahoochee County government.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 651 km² (251 sq mi). 644 km² (249 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.96%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,882 people, 2,932 households, and 2,624 families residing in the county. The population density was 23/km² (60/sq mi). There were 3,316 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 58.08% White, 29.92% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 5.18% from other races, and 3.77% from two or more races. 10.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,932 households out of which 64.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.30% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.50% were non-families. 8.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.64.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 27.90% from 18 to 24, 36.40% from 25 to 44, 5.50% from 45 to 64, and 1.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 171.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 217.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,106, and the median income for a family was $38,313. Males had a median income of $21,975 versus $20,648 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,049. About 8.90% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 32°21′N 84°47′W / 32.35, -84.79

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