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Marion County, Georgia
Marion County Courthouse (NRHP) Buena Vista, GA
Marion County Courthouse in Buena Vista
Map of Georgia highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1827
Seat Buena Vista
Largest city Buena Vista
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

367 sq mi (951 km²)
366 sq mi (948 km²)
1.5 sq mi (4 km²),
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

8,761
24/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.marioncountyga.org

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 Census reflected a population of 8,742.[1] The county seat is Buena Vista.[2] The county was created on December 14, 1827. The county was named for General Francis Marion of South Carolina.[3]

Marion County is included in the Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The art site of Pasaquan is located in Marion County.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 367 square miles (950 km2), of which 366 square miles (950 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4]

The southern half of Marion County, roughly south of Buena Vista, is located in the Kinchafoonee-Muckalee sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The northwestern portion of the county is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Walter F. George Lake sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin. The majority of the northeastern portion of Marion County is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the larger ACF River Basin, with just very small portions of the northeastern border, most of which is bisected by State Route 127 south of Mauk, located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the same larger ACF River Basin.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 1,436
1840 4,812 235.1%
1850 10,280 113.6%
1860 7,390 −28.1%
1870 8,000 8.3%
1880 8,598 7.5%
1890 7,728 −10.1%
1900 10,080 30.4%
1910 9,147 −9.3%
1920 7,604 −16.9%
1930 6,968 −8.4%
1940 6,954 −0.2%
1950 6,521 −6.2%
1960 5,477 −16.0%
1970 5,099 −6.9%
1980 5,297 3.9%
1990 5,590 5.5%
2000 7,144 27.8%
2010 8,742 22.4%
Est. 2016 8,524 [6] 19.3%
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 7,144 people, 2,668 households, and 1,912 families residing in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 3,130 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 60.85% White, 34.07% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.95% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 5.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,668 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.60% were married couples living together, 15.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,145, and the median income for a family was $31,928. Males had a median income of $27,118 versus $21,211 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,044. About 17.80% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.20% of those under age 18 and 25.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,742 people, 3,420 households, and 2,378 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 23.9 inhabitants per square mile (9.2 /km2). There were 4,156 housing units at an average density of 11.4 per square mile (4.4 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 60.1% white, 32.7% black or African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.5% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 4.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.5% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 10.7% were Irish, 9.0% were American, 7.1% were English, and 6.7% were German.[14]

Of the 3,420 households, 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.5% were non-families, and 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 40.8 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $31,581 and the median income for a family was $51,000. Males had a median income of $33,626 versus $32,542 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,729. About 15.0% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.[15]

CommunitiesEdit

CityEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 60.2% 1,921 38.0% 1,213 1.8% 56
2012 54.5% 1,733 44.4% 1,412 1.1% 34
2008 55.6% 1,772 43.3% 1,381 1.1% 35
2004 56.5% 1,670 43.1% 1,275 0.4% 12
2000 54.4% 1,187 45.0% 982 0.7% 15
1996 37.2% 678 53.7% 977 9.1% 166
1992 34.6% 711 55.7% 1,145 9.7% 200
1988 48.7% 804 51.1% 844 0.2% 4
1984 47.1% 846 52.9% 951
1980 32.0% 567 66.2% 1,174 1.8% 32
1976 18.1% 291 81.9% 1,314
1972 83.8% 850 16.2% 164
1968 14.5% 186 19.3% 247 66.2% 849
1964 66.3% 719 33.6% 365 0.1% 1
1960 19.3% 154 80.7% 645
1956 20.4% 158 79.6% 618
1952 21.9% 182 78.2% 651
1948 39.2% 212 52.3% 283 8.5% 46
1944 12.3% 70 87.7% 501
1940 11.3% 77 88.6% 605 0.2% 1
1936 12.8% 62 87.0% 420 0.2% 1
1932 5.0% 24 95.0% 455
1928 23.8% 114 76.2% 365
1924 9.7% 31 84.7% 272 5.6% 18
1920 43.3% 180 56.7% 236
1916 20.5% 96 70.5% 330 9.0% 42
1912 13.9% 41 81.1% 240 5.1% 15

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60AkJQOgE?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13197.html. Retrieved June 24, 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. 200. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA200. 
  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 2015-11-22. 
  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 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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/DPDP1/0500000US13197. 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.CY07/0500000US13197. 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/DP02/0500000US13197. 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/DP03/0500000US13197. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 32°21′N 84°32′W / 32.35, -84.53


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