Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 21, 1857. As of 2000, the population was 23,932. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 23,791 . The county seat is Camilla6.
- U.S. Highway 19
- Georgia State Route 37
- Georgia State Route 65
- Georgia State Route 93
- Georgia State Route 97
- Georgia State Route 112
- Dougherty County (north)
- Worth County (northeast)
- Colquitt County (east)
- Thomas County (southeast)
- Grady County (south)
- Decatur County (southwest)
- Baker County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,932 people, 8,063 households, and 5,934 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/mi²). There were 8,880 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 49.57% White, 47.86% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,063 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.60% were married couples living together, 22.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,581, and the median income for a family was $31,262. Males had a median income of $25,130 versus $19,582 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,042. About 22.30% of families and 26.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.50% of those under age 18 and 20.30% of those age 65 or over.
In 2005 Mitchell County's population was 49.4% non-Hispanic whites, 47.1% African-American and 2.6% Latino. (Source= http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13205.html)
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