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Glascock County, Georgia
Glascock County Courthouse
Glascock County Courthouse in Gibson
Map of Georgia highlighting Glascock County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Named for Thomas Glascock
Seat Gibson
Largest city Gibson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

144 sq mi (373 km²)
144 sq mi (373 km²)
0.7 sq mi (2 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

3,082
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.glascockcountyga.com

Glascock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,082,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Georgia. The county seat is Gibson.[2] The county was created on December 19, 1857.

HistoryEdit

The county is named after Thomas Glascock,[3] a soldier in the War of 1812, general in the First Seminole War and U.S. representative.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 144 square miles (370 km2), of which 144 square miles (370 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4] It is the fourth-smallest county in Georgia by area.

The vast majority of Glascock County is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin, with just the very northeastern corner of the county, northeast of State Route 80, located in the Brier Creek sub-basin of the Savannah River basin.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 2,437
1870 2,736 12.3%
1880 3,577 30.7%
1890 3,720 4.0%
1900 4,516 21.4%
1910 4,669 3.4%
1920 4,192 −10.2%
1930 4,388 4.7%
1940 4,547 3.6%
1950 3,579 −21.3%
1960 2,672 −25.3%
1970 2,280 −14.7%
1980 2,382 4.5%
1990 2,357 −1.0%
2000 2,556 8.4%
2010 3,082 20.6%
Est. 2016 3,006 [6] 17.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 2,556 people, 1,004 households, and 715 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 1,192 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.61% White, 8.29% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,004 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,743, and the median income for a family was $36,629. Males had a median income of $32,896 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,185. About 9.40% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 38.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,082 people, 1,162 households, and 804 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 21.4 inhabitants per square mile (8.3 /km2). There were 1,519 housing units at an average density of 10.6 per square mile (4.1 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 89.8% white, 8.2% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 41.7% were American, 6.4% were English, 6.1% were Irish, and 5.4% were German.[14]

Of the 1,162 households, 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.8% were non-families, and 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14. The median age was 39.3 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,149 and the median income for a family was $46,283. Males had a median income of $37,957 versus $26,953 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,844. About 13.0% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.[15]

CommunitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 88.9% 1,235 9.9% 138 1.2% 17
2012 85.0% 1,135 13.2% 176 1.9% 25
2008 84.2% 1,202 14.7% 210 1.1% 16
2004 80.0% 1,016 19.7% 250 0.3% 4
2000 74.8% 763 24.4% 249 0.8% 8
1996 52.8% 532 34.5% 348 12.7% 128
1992 50.9% 516 31.2% 316 17.9% 181
1988 73.4% 580 26.6% 210
1984 72.3% 827 27.7% 317
1980 44.8% 510 54.0% 614 1.2% 14
1976 34.5% 371 65.5% 704
1972 93.4% 578 6.6% 41
1968 19.2% 185 4.9% 47 76.0% 733
1964 86.2% 836 13.8% 134
1960 37.6% 180 62.4% 299
1956 25.9% 110 74.1% 314
1952 38.0% 233 62.1% 381
1948 72.4% 365 24.4% 123 3.2% 16
1944 33.6% 161 66.4% 318
1940 18.5% 76 81.0% 332 0.5% 2
1936 15.5% 68 83.9% 369 0.7% 3
1932 1.8% 7 98.3% 393
1928 64.7% 225 35.3% 123
1924 12.7% 26 54.2% 111 33.2% 68
1920 26.4% 83 73.7% 232
1916 53.8% 156 43.5% 126 2.8% 8
1912 39.1% 72 59.2% 109 1.6% 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13125.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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 138. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA138#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  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/DPDP1/0500000US13125. 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.CY07/0500000US13125. 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/DP02/0500000US13125. 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/DP03/0500000US13125. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Template:Central Savannah River Area

Coordinates: 33°14′N 82°37′W / 33.23, -82.61


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