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Mitchell County, Georgia
Mitchell County Courthouse (South face)
Mitchell County Courthouse (Built 1936), Camilla
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Seat Camilla
Largest city Camilla
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

514 sq mi (1,331 km²)
512 sq mi (1,326 km²)
1.7 sq mi (4 km²), 0.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

23,498
46/sq mi (18/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.mitchellcountyga.net/

Mitchell County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,498.[1] The county seat is Camilla.[2] Mitchell County was created on December 21, 1857. It was named for David Brydie Mitchell, 27th Governor of Georgia.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 514 square miles (1,330 km2), of which 512 square miles (1,330 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

The bulk of Mitchell County is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The county's southeastern corner, bordered by a line from Sale City southwest through Pelham, is located in the Lower Ochlockonee River sub-basin of the same Ochlockonee River basin.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

GovernmentEdit

The County Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.

Board of Commissioners
District Commissioner Party
District 1 (At-Large) Benjamin Hayward, Chairman of Board Democratic
District 2 Keith Jones
District 3 Reggie Bostick Vice Chairman
District 4 Julius Hatcher
District 5 David Sullivan

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 4,308
1870 6,633 54.0%
1880 9,392 41.6%
1890 10,906 16.1%
1900 14,767 35.4%
1910 22,114 49.8%
1920 25,588 15.7%
1930 23,620 −7.7%
1940 23,261 −1.5%
1950 22,528 −3.2%
1960 19,652 −12.8%
1970 18,956 −3.5%
1980 21,114 11.4%
1990 20,275 −4.0%
2000 23,932 18.0%
2010 23,496 −1.8%
Est. 2016 22,459 [6] −6.2%
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 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 younger than 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 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% younger than 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 older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.50 males. For every 100 females 18 and older, 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 vs. $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 younger than 18 and 20.30% of those 65 or oler.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,498 people, 8,055 households, and 5,761 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 45.9 inhabitants per square mile (17.7 /km2). There were 8,996 housing units at an average density of 17.6 per square mile (6.8 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 47.9% white, 47.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.4% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 13.0% were American, 5.8% were Irish, and 5.2% were English.[14]

Of the 8,055 households, 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.5% were non-families, and 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15. The median age was 37.1 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,198 and the median income for a family was $43,930. Males had a median income of $36,272 versus $25,243 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,322. About 16.4% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.[15]

EducationEdit

Mitchell County Board of Education, Camilla

Mitchell County School District headquarters

The Mitchell County School District operates public schools.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 54.3% 4,279 44.3% 3,493 1.4% 108
2012 50.2% 4,155 49.3% 4,081 0.5% 45
2008 51.7% 4,201 47.6% 3,872 0.7% 59
2004 53.4% 3,885 46.2% 3,360 0.4% 27
2000 48.1% 2,790 51.2% 2,971 0.7% 38
1996 36.4% 2,033 56.7% 3,165 7.0% 388
1992 33.1% 1,917 52.7% 3,052 14.3% 826
1988 53.3% 2,590 46.5% 2,260 0.2% 10
1984 49.5% 2,737 50.5% 2,791
1980 38.1% 2,231 60.9% 3,566 1.0% 59
1976 25.9% 1,572 74.1% 4,495
1972 68.2% 2,400 31.8% 1,120
1968 13.0% 731 22.3% 1256 64.7% 3,647
1964 73.2% 3,265 26.8% 1,197
1960 11.6% 430 88.4% 3,264
1956 12.3% 382 87.7% 2,735
1952 16.4% 601 83.6% 3,054
1948 22.1% 457 70.3% 1,453 7.6% 157
1944 9.4% 226 90.6% 2,179
1940 6.8% 155 93.2% 2,131
1936 3.3% 79 96.5% 2,297 0.2% 5
1932 0.7% 15 99.1% 2,097 0.2% 5
1928 9.5% 143 90.5% 1,358
1924 6.1% 51 87.8% 736 6.1% 51
1920 13.4% 144 86.6% 930
1916 9.1% 96 87.1% 921 3.9% 41
1912 12.5% 150 87.5% 1,046

Notable peopleEdit

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/60BOCYLzF?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13205.html. Retrieved February 16, 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. 210. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA210. 
  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 2015-11-24. 
  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/DPDP1/0500000US13205. 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.CY07/0500000US13205. 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/DP02/0500000US13205. 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/DP03/0500000US13205. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 31°13′N 84°11′W / 31.22, -84.19


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