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Jeff Davis County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Jeff Davis County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded August 18, 1905
Seat Hazlehurst
Largest city Hazlehurst
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

335 sq mi (869 km²)
333 sq mi (963 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.61%
 - (2005)
 - Density

38/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Jeff Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on August 18, 1905. As of 2000, the population is 12,684. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 13,083 [1]. The county seat is Hazlehurst6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 869 km² (335 sq mi). 863 km² (333 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.61%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,684 people, 4,828 households, and 3,592 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (38/sq mi). There were 5,581 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.20% White, 15.14% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.39% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 5.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,828 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.60% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,310, and the median income for a family was $30,930. Males had a median income of $26,261 versus $20,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,780. About 16.80% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 22.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 31°48′N 82°38′W / 31.80, -82.64

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