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Monroe County, Georgia
Monroe County Georgia Courthosue
Monroe County courthouse in Forsyth
Map of Georgia highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1826
Seat Forsyth
Largest city Forsyth
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

398 sq mi (1,031 km²)
396 sq mi (1,026 km²)
2.2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

26,424
67/sq mi (26/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.monroecountygeorgia.com/

Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,424.[1] The county seat is Forsyth.[2] The county was created on May 15, 1821. The county was named for James Monroe.[3]

Monroe County is included in the Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 398 square miles (1,030 km2), of which 396 square miles (1,030 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

The vast majority of Monroe County is located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin, with just a tiny southwestern corner of the county, west of a line between Yatesville and Culloden, located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 16,202
1840 16,275 0.5%
1850 16,985 4.4%
1860 15,953 −6.1%
1870 17,213 7.9%
1880 18,808 9.3%
1890 19,137 1.7%
1900 20,682 8.1%
1910 20,450 −1.1%
1920 20,138 −1.5%
1930 11,606 −42.4%
1940 10,749 −7.4%
1950 10,523 −2.1%
1960 10,495 −0.3%
1970 10,991 4.7%
1980 14,610 32.9%
1990 17,113 17.1%
2000 21,757 27.1%
2010 26,424 21.5%
Est. 2016 27,306 [6] 25.5%
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 21,757 people, 7,719 households, and 6,005 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/mi²). There were 8,425 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.36% White, 27.93% Black, 0.35% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,719 households out of which 35.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 13.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.20% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,195, and the median income for a family was $51,093. Males had a median income of $34,433 versus $22,146 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,580. About 7.30% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.00% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 26,424 people, 9,662 households, and 7,157 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 66.8 inhabitants per square mile (25.8 /km2). There were 10,710 housing units at an average density of 27.1 per square mile (10.5 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 73.3% white, 23.7% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.0% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 14.7% were American, 13.1% were English, 9.9% were German, and 9.5% were Irish.[14]

Of the 9,662 households, 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.9% were non-families, and 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.03. The median age was 41.3 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,297 and the median income for a family was $61,110. Males had a median income of $41,409 versus $32,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,656. About 9.8% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.[15]

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.6% 8,832 28.2% 3,571 2.2% 284
2012 68.0% 8,361 30.8% 3,785 1.2% 149
2008 65.3% 7,933 33.8% 4,106 0.9% 108
2004 66.6% 6,522 32.8% 3,216 0.6% 56
2000 60.5% 4,561 37.7% 2,839 1.9% 141
1996 48.2% 3,054 43.7% 2,768 8.1% 516
1992 39.3% 2,423 45.0% 2,774 15.8% 971
1988 56.4% 2,570 43.2% 1,970 0.4% 18
1984 52.5% 2,420 47.5% 2,189
1980 32.2% 1,242 65.9% 2,542 2.0% 76
1976 26.7% 1,078 73.3% 2,962
1972 73.4% 2,181 26.6% 789
1968 23.9% 770 31.9% 1028 44.2% 1,422
1964 51.3% 1,665 48.6% 1,578 0.0% 1
1960 26.1% 581 73.9% 1,642
1956 24.7% 506 75.3% 1,545
1952 17.2% 501 82.8% 2,406
1948 25.9% 368 62.0% 881 12.0% 171
1944 26.6% 410 73.4% 1,132
1940 4.6% 49 94.9% 1,014 0.6% 6
1936 10.3% 147 89.2% 1,277 0.5% 7
1932 3.6% 45 96.3% 1,200 0.1% 1
1928 29.1% 329 70.9% 801
1924 8.3% 64 87.6% 672 4.0% 31
1920 9.0% 83 91.0% 837
1916 7.8% 65 86.0% 721 6.2% 52
1912 6.5% 50 91.2% 702 2.3% 18

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13207.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. 212. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA212. 
  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 2015-11-20. 
  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/DPDP1/0500000US13207. 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.CY07/0500000US13207. 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/DP02/0500000US13207. 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/DP03/0500000US13207. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 33°01′N 83°55′W / 33.01, -83.91


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