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Treutlen County, Georgia
TREUTLEN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Treutlen County Courthouse in Soperton
Map of Georgia highlighting Treutlen County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded November 5, 1918
Named for John A. Treutlen
Seat Soperton
Largest city Soperton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

202 sq mi (523 km²)
199 sq mi (515 km²)
3.0 sq mi (8 km²), 1.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,885
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Treutlen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,885.[1] The county seat is Soperton.[2] It is host to the Million Pines Arts and Crafts Festival which occurs during the first weekend in November.

HistoryEdit

The state constitutional amendment to create the County was proposed by the Georgia General Assembly on August 21, 1917, and ratified November 5, 1918. The County is named for John A. Treutlen,[3] Georgia's first state governor following adoption of the state Constitution of 1777.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 202 square miles (520 km2), of which 199 square miles (520 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (1.5%) is water.[4]

The western portion of Treutlen County, west of Soperton, is located in the Lower Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The eastern portion of the county is located in the Ohoopee River sub-basin of the larger Altamaha River basin.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 7,664
1930 7,488 −2.3%
1940 7,632 1.9%
1950 6,522 −14.5%
1960 5,874 −9.9%
1970 5,647 −3.9%
1980 6,087 7.8%
1990 5,994 −1.5%
2000 6,854 14.3%
2010 6,885 0.5%
Est. 2016 6,637 [6] −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 6,854 people, 2,531 households, and 1,824 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 2,865 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.67% White, 33.10% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,531 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.20% were married couples living together, 17.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,644, and the median income for a family was $32,762. Males had a median income of $26,476 versus $20,286 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,122. About 20.80% of families and 26.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.80% of those under age 18 and 33.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,885 people, 2,543 households, and 1,770 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 34.5 inhabitants per square mile (13.3 /km2). There were 2,992 housing units at an average density of 15.0 per square mile (5.8 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 65.2% white, 32.6% black or African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 22.3% were English, 14.3% were American, and 8.2% were Irish.[14]

Of the 2,543 households, 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.4% were non-families, and 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 36.8 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,467 and the median income for a family was $48,110. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $23,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,710. About 23.2% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.[15]

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.9% 1,809 31.9% 862 1.2% 32
2012 60.1% 1,652 39.0% 1,074 0.9% 25
2008 61.7% 1,826 37.5% 1,112 0.8% 24
2004 61.2% 1,691 38.1% 1,052 0.7% 19
2000 54.1% 1,062 44.8% 879 1.1% 22
1996 41.1% 723 51.9% 912 7.1% 124
1992 38.3% 898 47.6% 1,116 14.1% 330
1988 57.2% 970 42.8% 726
1984 56.3% 1,086 43.7% 843
1980 33.3% 668 65.2% 1,307 1.5% 29
1976 22.9% 465 77.1% 1,567
1972 86.5% 1,346 13.5% 210
1968 25.0% 474 18.0% 341 57.0% 1,081
1964 35.2% 722 64.8% 1,331 0.1% 1
1960 18.9% 216 81.1% 927
1956 10.9% 117 89.1% 960
1952 6.7% 101 93.3% 1,416
1948 32.1% 216 61.4% 413 6.5% 44
1944 3.7% 34 96.3% 893
1940 3.1% 38 96.9% 1,184
1936 2.5% 23 97.4% 912 0.1% 1
1932 4.1% 36 95.9% 849
1928 14.0% 64 86.0% 392
1924 10.7% 27 88.1% 222 1.2% 3
1920 28.9% 107 71.1% 263

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13283.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. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. pp. 246. https://books.google.com/books?id=REtEXQNWq6MC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA246#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ 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/DPDP1/0500000US13283. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "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.CY07/0500000US13283. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "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/DP02/0500000US13283. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ "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/DP03/0500000US13283. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 32°24′N 82°34′W / 32.40, -82.57


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