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Pulaski County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1808
Named for Kazimierz Pułaski
Seat Hawkinsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

250 sq mi (647 km²)
247 sq mi (640 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.99%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,588
39/sq mi (15/km²)

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 9,588. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,737 [1]. The county seat is Hawkinsville6.

HistoryEdit

Pulaski County was created by and act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 13, 1808 from a portion of Laurens County. In 1870, Dodge County was partially created from a section of Pulaski County by another legislative act. In 1912, the northwestern half of Pulaski County was used to create Bleckley County via a constitutional amendment approved by Georgia voters.

The County was named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland who fought and died for United States independence in the American Revolutionary War.

The capital of the Creek Nation was in the Pulaski area.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 647 km² (250 sq mi). 641 km² (247 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.99%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,588 people, 3,407 households, and 2,340 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 3,944 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 63.01% White, 34.28% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,407 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 15.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 74.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,895, and the median income for a family was $38,924. Males had a median income of $30,767 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,435. About 12.30% of families and 16.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.00% of those under age 18 and 18.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Tippends Goose Neck

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 32°14′N 83°28′W / 32.24, -83.47

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