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Effingham County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Effingham County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1777
Seat Springfield
Largest city Rincon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

483 sq mi (1,250 km²)
479 sq mi (1,242 km²)
3 sq mi (9 km²), 0.70%
 - (2005)
 - Density

78/sq mi (30/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Effingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 37,535. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 46,924 [1]. The county seat is Springfield6. It is one of the original counties of Georgia, created February 5, 1777.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,250 km² (483 sq mi). 1,242 km² (479 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.70%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,535 people, 13,151 households, and 10,494 families residing in the county. The population density was 30/km² (78/sq mi). There were 14,169 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 84.66% White, 12.99% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,151 households out of which 43.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.20% were non-families. 16.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.00% 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 3.18.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 8.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,505, and the median income for a family was $50,351. Males had a median income of $39,238 versus $23,814 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,873. About 7.10% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.80% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°22′N 81°20′W / 32.37, -81.34

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