Telfair County, Georgia

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Telfair County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Telfair County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 10, 1807
Named for Edward Telfair
Seat McRae
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

444 sq mi (1,150 km²)
441 sq mi (1,142 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²),
 - (2000)
 - Density

Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Telfair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. . As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the population is 11,794. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 13,205 [1]. The county seat is McRae6.


The County was created on December 10, 1807, and is named for Edward Telfair, sixteenth governor of Georgia and member of the Continental Congress.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,150 km² (444 sq mi). 1,142 km² (441 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.67%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,794 people, 4,140 households, and 2,873 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/sq mi). There were 5,083 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 59.71% White, 38.44% Black or African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.16% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 1.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,140 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.40% were married couples living together, 16.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,097, and the median income for a family was $32,513. Males had a median income of $26,444 versus $19,970 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,197. About 17.30% of families and 21.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.40% of those under age 18 and 23.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°56′N 82°56′W / 31.93, -82.94

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