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Liberty County, Georgia
Liberty County Court House
Map of Georgia highlighting Liberty County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded February 5, 1777
Seat Hinesville
Largest city Hinesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

603 sq mi (1,562 km²)
490 sq mi (1,269 km²)
113 sq mi (293 km²), 18.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

63,453
130/sq mi (50/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.libertycountyga.com/

Liberty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,453.[1] The county seat is Hinesville.[2]

Liberty County is part of the Hinesville, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, Georgia Combined Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Liberty county was established in 1777. It is named for the American ideal of liberty.[3] Sunbury was first designated the county seat in 1784. In 1797, the seat was transferred to Riceboro and in 1837 it was transferred again to Hinesville.[4]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 square miles (1,560 km2), of which 490 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 113 square miles (290 km2) (18.7%) is water.[5]

The eastern and southern portion of Liberty County is located in the Ogeechee Coastal sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin. The northern and western portion of the county is located in the Canoochee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin.[6]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 5,355
1800 5,313 −0.8%
1810 6,228 17.2%
1820 6,695 7.5%
1830 7,233 8.0%
1840 7,241 0.1%
1850 7,926 9.5%
1860 8,367 5.6%
1870 7,688 −8.1%
1880 10,649 38.5%
1890 12,887 21.0%
1900 13,093 1.6%
1910 12,924 −1.3%
1920 12,707 −1.7%
1930 8,153 −35.8%
1940 8,595 5.4%
1950 8,444 −1.8%
1960 14,487 71.6%
1970 17,569 21.3%
1980 37,583 113.9%
1990 52,745 40.3%
2000 61,610 16.8%
2010 63,453 3.0%
Est. 2016 62,570 [7] 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 61,610 people, 19,383 households, and 15,138 families residing in the county. The population density was 119 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 21,977 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 46.64% White, 42.84% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 4.43% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. 8.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to 2005 Census Estimates Liberty County had a population that was 44.5% African-American, 44.4% Non-Hispanic white, 7.2% Latino, 3.1% non-Hispanics who reported multiple races, 1.9% Asian and 0.5% of both Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.

There were 19,383 households out of which 50.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.90% were non-families. 16.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county, the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 17.90% from 18 to 24, 33.90% from 25 to 44, 12.20% from 45 to 64, and 3.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 111.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,477, and the median income for a family was $35,031. Males had a median income of $25,305 versus $20,765 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,855. About 13.50% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.20% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 63,453 people, 22,155 households, and 16,566 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 129.5 inhabitants per square mile (50.0 /km2). There were 26,731 housing units at an average density of 54.6 per square mile (21.1 /km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 47.1% white, 42.2% black or African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.6% Pacific islander, 0.6% American Indian, 2.9% from other races, and 4.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.7% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 8.8% were German, 6.9% were Irish, and 6.0% were American.[15]

Of the 22,155 households, 45.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.2% were non-families, and 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.18. The median age was 27.9 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $42,674 and the median income for a family was $46,818. Males had a median income of $35,881 versus $31,159 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,662. About 15.0% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.[16]

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communityEdit

Education Edit

Liberty County Board of Education

Liberty County School District headquarters

Liberty County School District operates public schools, including the comprehensive high school Liberty County High School and the Bradwell Institute.

In the media Edit

The 2014 award-winning Independent film, A Promise, was filmed in Liberty County.[17][18]

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 38.0% 6,134 59.2% 9,556 2.8% 453
2012 34.4% 5,565 64.6% 10,457 1.1% 173
2008 35.5% 5,828 63.9% 10,474 0.6% 98
2004 47.9% 6,131 51.7% 6,619 0.5% 59
2000 44.7% 4,455 53.6% 5,347 1.7% 170
1996 37.4% 3,042 54.9% 4,462 7.7% 625
1992 35.9% 2,832 48.8% 3,853 15.3% 1210
1988 51.2% 3,100 48.0% 2,906 0.7% 44
1984 53.5% 3,229 46.5% 2,803
1980 32.2% 1,507 66.2% 3,099 1.7% 77
1976 22.7% 979 77.3% 3,328
1972 65.8% 2,337 34.2% 1,217
1968 16.8% 592 44.6% 1572 38.7% 1,365
1964 39.7% 1,458 60.3% 2,212
1960 36.9% 929 63.1% 1,590
1956 52.0% 967 48.0% 892
1952 26.3% 517 73.7% 1,448
1948 22.2% 269 67.7% 820 10.2% 123
1944 20.2% 122 79.8% 481
1940 20.0% 102 79.8% 407 0.2% 1
1936 11.6% 49 87.7% 369 0.7% 3
1932 5.8% 18 93.8% 289 0.3% 1
1928 50.3% 203 49.8% 201
1924 9.4% 39 80.3% 334 10.3% 43
1920 36.6% 175 63.4% 303
1916 27.5% 103 65.5% 245 7.0% 26
1912 21.6% 77 70.3% 251 8.1% 29

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13179.html. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/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. 186. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA186. 
  4. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. pp. 233. https://books.google.com/books?id=REtEXQNWq6MC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA233#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov/. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  13. ^ 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/DPDP1/0500000US13179. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "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.CY07/0500000US13179. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ "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/DP02/0500000US13179. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ "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/DP03/0500000US13179. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  17. ^ "Film company sets premieres". http://www.bryancountynews.com/archives/36774/. 
  18. ^ "Georgia hears about local film industry". http://coastalcourier.com/m/section/12/article/79861/. 
  19. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 31°48′N 81°28′W / 31.80, -81.46


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