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Lowndes County, Georgia
Courthouse of Lowndes County, Georgia
Lowndes County Courthouse in Valdosta, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Lowndes County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 23, 1825
Named for William Jones Lowndes
Seat Valdosta
Largest city Valdosta
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

510.63 sq mi (1,323 km²)
504.22 sq mi (1,306 km²)
6.41 sq mi (17 km²), 1.26%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

109,233
183/sq mi (294/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.lowndescounty.com

Lowndes County (pronounced Lounds) is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia along the Florida border. It was created December 23, 1825. The 2010 Census showed a population of 109,233.[1] The county seat is Valdosta.

It is the largest county in the Valdosta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is a major commercial, educational, and manufacturing center of south Georgia with considerable forest products including pulpwood and naval stores, such as turpentine and rosin. Part of Grand Bay, a 13,000-acre (53 km2) swamp is located in Lowndes County.

The county was named for William Jones Lowndes (1782–1822), a prominent South Carolina lawyer and Congressman whose father, South Carolina Governor Rawlins Lowndes, had been a Revolutionary War leader.

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 510.63 square miles (1,322.5 km2), of which 504.22 square miles (1,305.9 km2) (or 98.74%) is land and 6.41 square miles (16.6 km2) (or 1.26%) is water.[2]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,453
1840 5,574 127.2%
1850 7,714 38.4%
1860 5,249 −32.0%
1870 8,321 58.5%
1880 11,049 32.8%
1890 15,102 36.7%
1900 20,036 32.7%
1910 24,436 22.0%
1920 26,521 8.5%
1930 29,994 13.1%
1940 31,860 6.2%
1950 35,211 10.5%
1960 49,270 39.9%
1970 55,112 11.9%
1980 67,972 23.3%
1990 75,981 11.8%
2000 92,115 21.2%
2010 109,233 18.6%
U.S. Census Bureau[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 92,115 people, 32,654 households, and 22,237 families residing in the county. The population density was 183 people per square mile (71/km²). There were 36,551 housing units at an average density of 72 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.00% White, 33.99% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. 2.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 32,654 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 15.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 24.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 15.10% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 18.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,132, and the median income for a family was $41,580. Males had a median income of $28,411 versus $20,755 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,683. About 13.90% of families and 18.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.80% of those under age 18 and 17.30% of those age 65 or over.

Incorporated cities and military baseEdit

Unincorporated cities and townsEdit

RecreationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Valdosta (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". U.S. Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 30°50′N 83°16′W / 30.83, -83.27


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