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Jenkins County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Jenkins County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded August 17, 1905
Seat Millen
Largest city Millen
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

352 sq mi (913 km²)
350 sq mi (906 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.75%
 - (2005)
 - Density

24/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Jenkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on August 17, 1905. As of 2000, the population is 8,575. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 8,729 [1]. The county seat is Millen6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 913 km² (352 sq mi). 906 km² (350 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.75%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,575 people, 3,214 households, and 2,269 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 3,907 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 56.29% White, 40.49% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.06% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 3.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,214 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.90% were married couples living together, 19.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.60% 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 2.63 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,025, and the median income for a family was $29,539. Males had a median income of $28,804 versus $20,252 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,400. About 22.30% of families and 28.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.60% of those under age 18 and 25.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 32°47′N 81°58′W / 32.79, -81.96

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