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Miller County, Georgia
Miller County Courthouse
Miller County Courthouse in Colquitt
Map of Georgia highlighting Miller County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat Colquitt
Largest city Colquitt
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

284 sq mi (736 km²)
282 sq mi (730 km²)
1.2 sq mi (3 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,125
22/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.millercountyga.org/
Miller County Historical Marker

Miller County, Georgia historical marker

Miller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,125.[1] The county seat is Colquitt.[2] The county was created on February 26, 1856 and named after Andrew Jackson Miller (1806 – 56), president of the Medical College of Georgia.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 284 square miles (740 km2), of which 282 square miles (730 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

The majority of Miller County, west of a north-to-south line made as a continuation of the eastern Early County border, is located in the Spring Creek sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The county's very northeastern corner is located in the Ichawaynochaway Creek sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin, while the southeastern portion, from just north of State Route 91 going south, is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the same larger ACF River Basin.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 1,791
1870 3,091 72.6%
1880 3,720 20.3%
1890 4,275 14.9%
1900 6,319 47.8%
1910 7,986 26.4%
1920 9,565 19.8%
1930 9,076 −5.1%
1940 9,998 10.2%
1950 9,023 −9.8%
1960 6,908 −23.4%
1970 6,397 −7.4%
1980 7,038 10.0%
1990 6,280 −10.8%
2000 6,383 1.6%
2010 6,125 −4.0%
Est. 2016 5,926 [5] −7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 6,383 people, 2,487 households, and 1,765 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/mi²). There were 2,770 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.26% White, 28.90% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,487 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,335, and the median income for a family was $31,866. Males had a median income of $25,995 versus $20,886 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,435. About 16.90% of families and 21.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 21.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,125 people, 2,426 households, and 1,674 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 21.7 inhabitants per square mile (8.4 /km2). There were 2,791 housing units at an average density of 9.9 per square mile (3.8 /km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 69.6% white, 28.1% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 14.2% were American, and 5.2% were Irish.[13]

Of the 2,426 households, 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families, and 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age was 41.7 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $33,196 and the median income for a family was $40,685. Males had a median income of $31,985 versus $29,110 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,895. About 18.9% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.[14]

EducationEdit

Miller County Board of Education

Miller County School District headquarters

The Miller County School District operates public schools serving residents of the county.

CommunitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.3% 1,891 24.5% 623 1.2% 30
2012 68.5% 1,905 30.7% 852 0.8% 23
2008 69.3% 1,899 29.9% 818 0.8% 23
2004 69.4% 1,694 30.1% 736 0.5% 12
2000 62.7% 1,349 36.4% 783 0.8% 18
1996 42.4% 847 45.5% 909 12.0% 240
1992 37.3% 826 42.1% 934 20.6% 457
1988 68.0% 1,105 31.7% 515 0.3% 5
1984 71.9% 1,348 28.1% 526
1980 43.8% 900 54.9% 1,127 1.3% 26
1976 23.7% 476 76.3% 1,536
1972 91.5% 1,269 8.5% 118
1968 10.9% 249 7.5% 171 81.6% 1,862
1964 85.8% 1,658 14.2% 274
1960 5.3% 62 94.7% 1,116
1956 22.0% 441 78.0% 1,563
1952 12.1% 223 87.9% 1,617
1948 10.9% 94 84.0% 723 5.1% 44
1944 6.8% 59 93.2% 809
1940 6.1% 50 93.9% 775
1936 5.2% 36 94.6% 653 0.1% 1
1932 0.0% 0 99.0% 392 1.0% 4
1928 23.9% 101 76.1% 322
1924 24.6% 45 68.9% 126 6.6% 12
1920 16.2% 30 83.8% 155
1916 1.4% 7 95.5% 464 3.1% 15
1912 5.5% 9 92.0% 150 2.5% 4

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/60BMelDZ5?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13201.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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  11. ^ 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/DPDP1/0500000US13201. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  12. ^ "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.CY07/0500000US13201. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "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/DP02/0500000US13201. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "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/DP03/0500000US13201. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°10′N 84°44′W / 31.16, -84.73


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