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Floyd County, Georgia
Floyd County Administration Building; Rome, Georgia; June 23, 2011
Map of Georgia highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 3, 1832
Named for John Floyd
Seat Rome
Largest city Rome
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

518 sq mi (1,342 km²)
510 sq mi (1,321 km²)
8.6 sq mi (22 km²), 1.7%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

96,504
189/sq mi (73/km²)
Congressional district 14th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.romefloyd.com/

Floyd County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,317.[1] The county seat is Rome.[2]

Floyd County comprises the Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

The county was established by European Americans on December 3, 1832, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and was created from land that was part of Cherokee County at the time.[3] The county is named after United States Congressman John Floyd.[4]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 518 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 510 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 8.6 square miles (22 km2) (1.7%) is water.[5]

The northern third of Floyd County is located in the Oostanaula River sub-basin of the ACT River Basin (Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin). The eastern third of the county is located in the Etowah River sub-basin of the larger ACT River Basin, while the western third of Floyd County is located in the Upper Coosa River sub-basin of the same ACT River Basin.[6]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 4,441
1850 8,205 84.8%
1860 15,195 85.2%
1870 17,230 13.4%
1880 24,418 41.7%
1890 28,391 16.3%
1900 33,113 16.6%
1910 36,736 10.9%
1920 39,841 8.5%
1930 48,667 22.2%
1940 56,141 15.4%
1950 62,899 12.0%
1960 69,130 9.9%
1970 73,742 6.7%
1980 79,800 8.2%
1990 81,251 1.8%
2000 90,565 11.5%
2010 96,317 6.4%
Est. 2016 96,560 [7] 6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census0f 2000, there were 90,565 people, 34,028 households, and 24,227 families residing in the county. The population density was 176 people per square mile (68/km²). There were 36,615 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.34% White, 13.31% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 5.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,028 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,615, and the median income for a family was $42,302. Males had a median income of $31,659 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,808. About 10.80% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 96,317 people, 35,930 households, and 24,916 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 188.9 inhabitants per square mile (72.9 /km2). There were 40,551 housing units at an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 76.9% white, 14.2% black or African American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 5.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.3% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 16.2% were English, 13.3% were American, 12.4% were Irish, and 6.8% were German.[14]

Of the 35,930 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families, and 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 37.6 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,066 and the median income for a family was $49,310. Males had a median income of $40,269 versus $29,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,640. About 13.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.[15]

GovernmentEdit

The county government is housed in the Floyd County Administration Building in Rome, Georgia, the county seat. This was the former US Post Office and Courthouse.

The county has a council-manager form of government, with five county council members elected at-large. Two members are elected as representatives of the city of Rome and must reside there; the other three are elected from the county as residents outside the city limits. The at-large voting tends to reward candidates who can muster majority votes from across the whole county, which requires more money and organization for campaigns. The council hires a professional county manager to manage daily operations.

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.2% 24,114 26.3% 9,159 4.6% 1587
2012 69.0% 22,733 29.3% 9,640 1.7% 554
2008 67.4% 23,132 31.2% 10,691 1.5% 499
2004 67.6% 21,400 31.7% 10,038 0.8% 238
2000 60.4% 16,194 38.3% 10,282 1.3% 349
1996 49.0% 12,426 41.2% 10,464 9.8% 2488
1992 44.4% 12,378 41.7% 11,614 13.9% 3868
1988 62.9% 14,697 36.6% 8,548 0.6% 141
1984 63.5% 15,437 36.5% 8,873
1980 39.1% 9,220 58.1% 13,710 2.8% 666
1976 33.7% 7,713 66.3% 15,151
1972 82.1% 15,485 17.9% 3,372
1968 34.7% 7,470 18.8% 4041 46.5% 10,001
1964 52.9% 9,849 47.0% 8,750 0.2% 37
1960 45.4% 6,108 54.6% 7,350
1956 47.3% 5,955 52.7% 6,633
1952 34.8% 4,532 65.2% 8,477
1948 8.6% 653 68.9% 5,247 22.5% 1711
1944 19.1% 1,123 80.9% 4,764
1940 14.1% 912 85.6% 5,528 0.3% 21
1936 10.0% 612 89.9% 5,499 0.1% 8
1932 6.4% 300 92.9% 4,342 0.6% 30
1928 53.7% 1,730 46.3% 1,494
1924 18.1% 470 73.8% 1,922 8.1% 212
1920 25.8% 667 74.3% 1,923
1916 15.0% 386 83.1% 2,137 1.9% 50
1912 16.4% 374 80.8% 1,838 2.8% 63

State FacilityEdit

  • Bob Richards Youth Detention Center (RYDC)

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13115.html. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties accessed June 10, 2012
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 127. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA127#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.census.gov%2Fprod%2Fwww%2Fdecennial.html. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US13115. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US13115. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US13115. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US13115. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 34°16′N 85°13′W / 34.26, -85.22


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