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Cook County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Cook County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1918
Seat Adel
Largest city Adel
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

233 sq mi (604 km²)
229 sq mi (593 km²)
4 sq mi (11 km²), 1.80%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

16,333
27/sq mi (69/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 30, 1918 and ratified November 5, 1918. As of 2000, the population is 15,771. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 16,366 [1]. The county seat is Adel6. Reed Bingham State Park is in Cook County.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 604 km² (233 sq mi). 593 km² (229 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (1.80%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,771 people, 5,882 households, and 4,282 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (69/sq mi). There were 6,558 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 67.93% White, 29.09% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 3.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,882 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.30% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,582, and the median income for a family was $31,820. Males had a median income of $26,262 versus $19,703 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,465. About 16.50% of families and 20.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.90% of those under age 18 and 24.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

CookCountyCourthouse

Cook County Courthouse

31°10′N 83°26′W / 31.167, -83.433

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