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|Coweta County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
446 sq mi (1,155 km²)
443 sq mi (1,146 km²)
3 sq mi (9 km²), 0.75%
202/sq mi (78/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. Coweta County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sect of the Creek Indian Tribe), which had several towns in and around present day Coweta.
- Interstate 85
U.S. Route 27 Alternate
- U.S. Route 29
- State Route 14
- State Route 16
- State Route 34
- State Route 41
- State Route 54
- State Route 154
- State Route 70
- State Route 74
- Fulton County - northeast
- Fayette County - east
- Spalding County - southeast
- Meriwether County - south
- Troup County - southwest
- Heard County - west
- Carroll County - northwest
As of the census² of 2000, there were 89,215 people, 31,442 households, and 24,713 families residing in the county. The population density was 78/km² (202/sq mi). There were 33,182 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (75/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.86% White, 17.97% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 3.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 31,442 households out of which 39.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.40% were non-families. 17.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $52,706, and the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $41,369 versus $27,322 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,949. About 6.10% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.
- Ellis Gibbs Arnall, Georgia governor from 1943-1947.
- William Yates Atkinson, Georgia governor from 1894-1896. Founded Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College.
- Margaret Anne Barnes, author, best known for her book Murder in Coweta County, which was later made into a television movie starring Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash.
- Steve Bedrosian, former All-Star pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
- Buford Boone, publisher and writer; awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.
- Keith Brooking, plays for the Atlanta Falcons.
- Erskine Caldwell, author of Tobacco Road and God’s Little Acre.
- Lewis Grizzard, newspaper columnist, author, and humorist.
- Drew Hill, played for the Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, and Atlanta Falcons.
- Alan Jackson, country singer and musician.
- Joe M. Jackson, Colonel, USAF, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
- Cindy McCurdy, LPGA golf star.
- Dale Murphy, former member of the Atlanta Braves.
- Warren Newson, played for the Chicago White Sox of the American League.
- Stephen W. Pless, Major, USMC, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
- Doug Stone, singer.
- Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith (1860-1898), outlaw.
- Charles Wadsworth, retired director of the Chamber Music Society at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
- Jerome Walton, National League Rookie of the Year in 1989. In 1996, he played for the Atlanta Braves.
Cities and towns Edit
- Corinth (Unincorporated)
- East Newnan (CDP)
- Sargent (Unincorporated)
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