Screven County, Georgia

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Screven County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Screven County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1793
Named for James Screven
Seat Sylvania
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

656 sq mi (1,698 km²)
648 sq mi (1,679 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²),
 - (2000)
 - Density

Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Screven County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 15,374. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 15,430 [1]. The county seat is Sylvania6.


The County was created on December 14, 1793, and is named after General James Screven.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,698 km² (656 sq mi). 1,679 km² (648 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.09%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,374 people, 5,797 households, and 4,104 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 6,853 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 53.56% White, 45.29% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,797 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.00% were married couples living together, 18.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,312, and the median income for a family was $34,753. Males had a median income of $30,228 versus $20,154 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,894. About 15.50% of families and 20.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 25.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Notable Residents of Screven County Edit

References Edit

Dixon Hollingsworth, ed., The History of Screven County, Georgia (Dallas, Tex.: Curtis Media Corporation, 1989).

Coordinates: 32°45′N 81°37′W / 32.75, -81.61

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