Irwin County, Georgia

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Irwin County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Irwin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1818
Seat Ocilla
Largest city Ocilla
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

363 sq mi (939 km²)
357 sq mi (924 km²)
6 sq mi (15 km²), 1.63%
 - (2005)
 - Density

28/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Irwin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1818. As of 2000, the population is 9,931. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 10,093 [1]. The county seat is Ocilla6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 939 km² (363 sq mi). 924 km² (357 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.63%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,931 people, 3,644 households, and 2,696 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (28/sq mi). There were 4,149 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 71.98% White, 25.88% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 2.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,644 households out of which 35.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 14.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% 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 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.80% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,257, and the median income for a family was $35,234. Males had a median income of $28,827 versus $20,532 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,867. About 13.50% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.30% of those under age 18 and 20.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°36′N 83°16′W / 31.60, -83.27

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