Evans County, Georgia

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Evans County, Georgia
Seal of Evans County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Evans County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1914
Seat Claxton
Largest city Claxton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

187 sq mi (484 km²)
185 sq mi (479 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 1.05%
 - (2005)
 - Density

57/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Evans County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 10,495. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 11,443 [1]. The county seat is Claxton6.

History Edit

On August 11, 1914, the Georgia General Assembly proposed a constitutional amendment to create Evans County from Bulloch and Tattnall counties. Georgia voters ratified the proposed amendment on November 3, 1914, which marks the official date of Evans County's creation. The county was named in honor of Civil War Brigadier General Clement A. Evans.

Law and Government Edit

Evans County has a board of commissioners, sheriff, tax commissioner and clerk of court. The original top positions were held by:

Individuals currently holding those offices are:

  • Charles Oglesby -- Current County Commissioner Chairman
  • Eddie Bradley -- Sheriff
  • Wanda Mosley -- Tax Commissioner
  • Gail McCooey -- Clerk of Court


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 484 km² (187 sq mi). 479 km² (185 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (1.05%) is water.


Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,495 people, 3,778 households, and 2,678 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (57/sq mi). There were 4,381 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 61.69% White, 32.98% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.23% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 5.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,778 households out of which 34.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% were married couples living together, 16.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% 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 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,447, and the median income for a family was $31,074. Males had a median income of $26,959 versus $17,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,758. About 23.10% of families and 27.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.20% of those under age 18 and 23.60% of those age 65 or over.

References Edit

  • Evans County Historical Society. A History of Evans County, Georgia.

Claxton, GA: Evans County Historical Society. 1999.

External link Edit

Coordinates: 32°10′N 81°53′W / 32.16, -81.89

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