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Peach County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 23,668. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 24,794 . Its county seat is Fort Valley6.
Founded in 1924, it was the state's last to be created, taken from Houston ("house-ton") and Macon counties on July 8 of that year.  It is the namesake of the peach, Georgia's most famous crop. Since its establishment, Milton and Campbell counties have been merged into Fulton, oddly leaving Peach as 161st out of the 159 remaining.
Adjacent Counties Edit
- Bibb County - north
- Houston County - east
- Crawford County - west
- Taylor County - west
- Macon County - west
As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,668 people, 8,436 households, and 5,997 families residing in the county. The population density was 60/km² (157/mi²). There were 9,093 housing units at an average density of 23/km² (60/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 51.27% White, 45.37% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 4.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,436 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.00% were married couples living together, 19.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 14.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,453, and the median income for a family was $41,570. Males had a median income of $33,357 versus $24,440 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,031. About 15.20% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.50% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
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