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Jones County, Georgia
Jones County Courthouse 2012-10-04 14-37-17
Jones County Courthouse in Gray
Map of Georgia highlighting Jones County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1807
Named for James Jones
Seat Gray
Largest city Gray
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

395 sq mi (1,023 km²)
394 sq mi (1,020 km²)
1.5 sq mi (4 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,669
70/sq mi (60/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Jones County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,669.[1] The county seat is Gray.[2] The county was created on December 10, 1807 and named after U.S. Representative James Jones.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 394 square miles (1,020 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent countiesEdit

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DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 8,597
1820 16,570 92.7%
1830 13,345 −19.5%
1840 10,065 −24.6%
1850 10,224 1.6%
1860 9,107 −10.9%
1870 9,436 3.6%
1880 11,613 23.1%
1890 12,709 9.4%
1900 13,358 5.1%
1910 13,103 −1.9%
1920 13,269 1.3%
1930 8,992 −32.2%
1940 8,331 −7.4%
1950 7,538 −9.5%
1960 8,468 12.3%
1970 12,218 44.3%
1980 16,579 35.7%
1990 20,739 25.1%
2000 23,639 14.0%
2010 28,669 21.3%
Est. 2013 28,569 20.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 28,669 people, 8,659 households, and 6,667 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 9,272 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.02% White, 23.29% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,659 households out of which 37.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 13.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,301, and the median income for a family was $48,966. Males had a median income of $36,464 versus $26,736 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,126. About 7.70% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 33°02′N 83°34′W / 33.03, -83.57


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