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Taylor County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1852
Named for Zachary Taylor
Seat Butler
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

380 sq mi (984 km²)
377 sq mi (976 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.57%
 - (2000)
 - Density

23/sq mi (9/km²)

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 8,815. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 8,887 [1]. The county seat is Butler6.


Taylor County was created by a January 15, 1852, act of the Georgia General Assembly from portions of Macon, Marion and Talbot counties.

The County is named for Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 983 km² (380 sq mi). 978 km² (377 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.57%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,815 people, 3,281 households, and 2,283 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 3,978 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 55.39% White, 42.56% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.93% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,281 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.50% were married couples living together, 20.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,148, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $30,278 versus $20,241 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,432. About 20.20% of families and 26.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.90% of those under age 18 and 24.70% of those age 65 or over.

In the mid-2000s, Taylor County was noted in national news media as being one of the last areas in the South to hold racially segregated proms. Taylor County High School's first integrated prom was held 2002, but was not repeated the following year. [2] [3]

Cities and towns Edit

Template:Butler County, Georgia

Coordinates: 32°33′N 84°15′W / 32.55, -84.25

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