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Lamar County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Lamar County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1920
Seat Barnesville
Largest city Barnesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

186 sq mi (481 km²)
185 sq mi (479 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.52
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

16,679
86/sq mi (33/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 15,912. The 2006 Census Estimate shows a population of 16,679 [1]. The county seat is Barnesville6.

It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area).

HistoryEdit

The Georgia General Assembly proposed the constitutional amendment to create the county on August 17, 1920, and the citizens of the state voted in favor of the amendment on November 2, 1920.[1]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 481 km² (186 sq mi). 479 km² (185 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.52%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,912 people, 5,712 households, and 4,284 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (86/sq mi). There were 6,145 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 67.78% White, 30.39% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,712 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 16.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 11.40% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,087, and the median income for a family was $43,481. Males had a median income of $29,453 versus $21,933 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,666. About 8.10% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°04′N 84°08′W / 33.07, -84.14

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