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Dooly County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Dooly County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded May 15, 1821
Seat Vienna
Largest city Vienna
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

397 sq mi (1,028 km²)
393 sq mi (1,018 km²)
4 sq mi (11 km²), 1.06%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

11,749
29/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Dooly County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 11,525. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 11,749 [1]. The county seat is Vienna6.

Dooly County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on May 15, 1821. It was one of the original landlot counties created from land ceded from the Creek Nation.

The entire county of Crisp and parts of Macon, Pulaski, Turner, Wilcox and Worth counties were formed from Dooly's original borders.

The County is named for Colonel John Dooly, a Georgia revolutionary war hero who helped prosecute Tories in 1779 and was murdered by them the following year.

Recently, Dooly County has enjoyed some measure of fame due to the success of rookie NASCAR driver David Ragan, who originally hails from Unadilla, GA. Ragan presently drives the #6 AAA Ford car in the Nextel Cup circuit for Jack Rousch's Rousch-Fenway Racing team.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,028 km² (397 sq mi). 1,018 km² (393 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (1.06%) is water.

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Economy Edit

The Big Pig Jig, Georgia's official State Barbecue Cooking Championship, is held annually in the county.

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,525 people, 3,909 households, and 2,767 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 4,499 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 45.97% White, 49.54% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 4.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,909 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.10% were married couples living together, 20.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 109.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,980, and the median income for a family was $35,337. Males had a median income of $26,670 versus $19,076 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,628. About 18.00% of families and 22.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.50% of those under age 18 and 21.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°10′N 83°48′W / 32.16, -83.80

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