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Laurens County, Georgia
Laurens County Courthouse, Dublin
Laurens County Courthouse in Dublin
Map of Georgia highlighting Laurens County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1807
Named for John Laurens
Seat Dublin
Largest city Dublin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

818 sq mi (2,119 km²)
807 sq mi (2,090 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

48,434
60/sq mi (23/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.laurenscoga.org/

Laurens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,434.[1] The county seat is Dublin.[2] The county was founded on December 10, 1807, and named after Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens,[3] an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War.

Laurens County is part of the Dublin, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Laurens County was formed on December 10, 1807, from portions of Wilkinson and Washington counties.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 818 square miles (2,120 km2), of which 807 square miles (2,090 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.4%) is water.[4] It is the third-largest county in Georgia by land area and fourth-largest by total area.

The majority of Laurens County is located in the Lower Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The southwestern corner of the county, defined by a line that runs west from Chester through Rentz to U.S. Route 441, and then southeast toward Glenwood, is located in the Little Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the same Altamaha River basin. A small and narrow sliver of the eastern edge of the county, from east of Lovett to northeast of Rockledge, is located in the Ohoopee River sub-basin of the larger Altamaha River basin.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 2,210
1820 5,436 146.0%
1830 5,589 2.8%
1840 5,585 −0.1%
1850 6,442 15.3%
1860 6,998 8.6%
1870 7,834 11.9%
1880 10,053 28.3%
1890 13,747 36.7%
1900 25,908 88.5%
1910 35,501 37.0%
1920 39,605 11.6%
1930 32,693 −17.5%
1940 33,606 2.8%
1950 33,123 −1.4%
1960 32,313 −2.4%
1970 32,738 1.3%
1980 36,990 13.0%
1990 39,988 8.1%
2000 44,874 12.2%
2010 48,434 7.9%
Est. 2016 47,516 [6] 5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 44,874 people, 17,083 households, and 12,180 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21 per km2). There were 19,687 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9 per km2). The racial makeup of the county was 63.44% White, 34.53% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,083 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 17.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,010, and the median income for a family was $38,586. Males had a median income of $29,412 versus $21,711 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,763. About 14.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 18.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 48,434 people, 18,641 households, and 13,060 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 60.0 inhabitants per square mile (23.2 /km2). There were 21,368 housing units at an average density of 26.5 per square mile (10.2 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 60.6% white, 35.8% black or African American, 1.0% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 14.9% were American, 7.0% were English, and 6.0% were Irish.[14]

Of the 18,641 households, 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.9% were non-families, and 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 38.0 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $38,280 and the median income for a family was $46,466. Males had a median income of $37,236 versus $27,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,387. About 16.8% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 19.9% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Notable peopleEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Condor, Georgia Brewton, Georgia

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 63.6% 12,411 34.6% 6,752 1.9% 367
2012 60.9% 11,950 38.3% 7,513 0.9% 176
2008 60.4% 12,052 38.9% 7,769 0.7% 142
2004 63.1% 10,883 36.4% 6,281 0.6% 97
2000 57.9% 8,133 40.8% 5,724 1.3% 179
1996 47.8% 6,118 45.2% 5,792 7.0% 893
1992 43.7% 6,146 44.0% 6,184 12.3% 1729
1988 57.9% 6,929 40.8% 4,879 1.4% 162
1984 56.8% 7,181 43.2% 5,471
1980 35.1% 4,392 62.8% 7,860 2.2% 271
1976 27.6% 3,281 72.4% 8,617
1972 77.5% 7,350 22.5% 2,130
1968 21.3% 2,738 26.9% 3451 51.8% 6,649
1964 58.8% 5,457 41.2% 3,828 0.0% 2
1960 28.8% 1,884 71.2% 4,648
1956 19.0% 1,189 81.1% 5,085
1952 17.3% 1,046 82.7% 5,001
1948 31.8% 1,211 61.1% 2,325 7.1% 268
1944 16.4% 498 83.6% 2,544
1940 15.8% 435 84.1% 2,316 0.2% 4
1936 10.4% 304 89.4% 2,620 0.2% 7
1932 1.7% 38 98.3% 2,188 0.0% 1
1928 19.1% 470 80.9% 1,987
1924 9.3% 121 86.8% 1,127 3.9% 51
1920 23.1% 350 76.9% 1,167
1916 9.7% 143 86.0% 1,269 4.3% 64
1912 7.5% 92 90.5% 1,107 2.0% 24

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13175.html. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA182. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US13175. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US13175. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US13175. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US13175. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 32°28′N 82°56′W / 32.46, -82.93


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