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Tattnall County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Tattnall County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 5, 1801
Named for Josiah Tattnall,
Seat Reidsville
Largest city Glennville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

488 sq mi (1,264 km²)
484 sq mi (1,253 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²),
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22,305
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Tattnall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 22,305. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 23,211 [1]. The county seat is Reidsville6.

HistoryEdit

The County was created on December 5, 1801, and is named for Josiah Tattnall, a prominent force in repealing the Yazoo Act, U.S. senator, and twenty-fifth governor of Georgia.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,264 km² (488 sq mi). 1,253 km² (484 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.93%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

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Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,305 people, 7,057 households, and 4,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 8,578 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 60.51% White, 31.43% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 6.64% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 8.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,057 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% were married couples living together, 13.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% 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 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 34.60% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 136.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 146.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,664, and the median income for a family was $35,951. Males had a median income of $28,994 versus $19,984 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,439. About 18.60% of families and 23.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.90% of those under age 18 and 20.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°02′N 82°04′W / 32.04, -82.06

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