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Seminole County, Georgia
Seminole County Courthouse from parking lot
Map of Georgia highlighting Seminole County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded November 2, 1920
Named for Seminole tribe
Seat Donalsonville
Largest city Donalsonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

257 sq mi (666 km²)
235 sq mi (609 km²)
21 sq mi (54 km²), 8.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,729
37/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.seminolecountyga.com

Seminole County is a county located in the southwestern corner of U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,729.[1] The county seat is Donalsonville.[2]

HistoryEdit

The state constitutional amendment to create the County was proposed July 8, 1920, and ratified November 2, 1920. The area for the new county was taken from land which was originally part of Decatur and Early counties. It is named for the Seminole tribe of Native Americans, who once lived in the area.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 257 square miles (670 km2), of which 235 square miles (610 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (8.3%) is water.[3]

The bulk of Seminole County is located in the Spring Creek sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The country's entire western border with Florida is located in the Lower Chattahoochee River sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin. A tiny southeastern corner of Seminole County, all part of Lake Seminole, is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the same larger ACF River Basin. It is the only county in Georgia that borders a county in Alabama and a county in Florida.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 7,389
1940 8,492 14.9%
1950 7,904 −6.9%
1960 6,802 −13.9%
1970 7,059 3.8%
1980 9,057 28.3%
1990 9,010 −0.5%
2000 9,369 4.0%
2010 8,729 −6.8%
Est. 2016 8,468 [5] −9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 9,369 people, 3,573 households, and 2,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 4,742 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.75% White, 34.66% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 3.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,573 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 17.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,094, and the median income for a family was $33,221. Males had a median income of $25,909 versus $20,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,635. About 15.80% of families and 23.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.10% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,729 people, 3,509 households, and 2,471 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 37.1 inhabitants per square mile (14.3 /km2). There were 4,797 housing units at an average density of 20.4 per square mile (7.9 /km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 63.2% white, 33.1% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.3% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, 34.8% were American, 12.6% were Irish, and 6.0% were English.[13]

Of the 3,509 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.6% were non-families, and 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 43.7 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $32,666 and the median income for a family was $38,339. Males had a median income of $33,965 versus $23,896 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,263. About 19.3% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.[14]

CommunitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.4% 2,345 33.1% 1,189 1.5% 54
2012 59.4% 2,245 39.1% 1,478 1.4% 54
2008 57.8% 2,315 41.4% 1,660 0.8% 32
2004 60.3% 1,977 39.0% 1,278 0.8% 26
2000 53.4% 1,537 45.6% 1,313 0.9% 27
1996 39.7% 1,003 50.1% 1,265 10.1% 256
1992 33.7% 850 47.4% 1,193 18.9% 476
1988 55.5% 1,469 44.3% 1,171 0.2% 5
1984 54.8% 1,636 45.2% 1,350
1980 38.0% 1,117 61.1% 1,794 0.9% 25
1976 24.7% 681 75.3% 2,074
1972 83.1% 1,851 16.9% 376
1968 8.1% 201 14.8% 370 77.1% 1,922
1964 75.2% 1,294 24.8% 427
1960 4.7% 77 95.4% 1,579
1956 8.8% 129 91.2% 1,343
1952 13.5% 176 86.5% 1,126
1948 7.9% 71 80.3% 722 11.8% 106
1944 7.2% 83 92.8% 1,076
1940 6.1% 58 93.5% 884 0.4% 4
1936 9.7% 82 90.3% 761
1932 2.5% 20 96.3% 776 1.2% 10
1928 22.9% 110 77.1% 371
1924 9.8% 24 82.0% 201 8.2% 20

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13253.html. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "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 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ 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/DPDP1/0500000US13253. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  12. ^ "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.CY07/0500000US13253. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "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/DP02/0500000US13253. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "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/DP03/0500000US13253. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 30°56′N 84°52′W / 30.93, -84.87


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