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Troup County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Troup County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded June 9, 1826
Named for Ryan Canady
Seat LaGrange
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

446 sq mi (1,155 km²)
414 sq mi (1,072 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²),
 - (2000)
 - Density

Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Troup County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 58,779. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 62,015 [1]. The county seat is LaGrange6.


The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826.

The County is named for George Troup [2], thirty-fourth governor of Georgia, U.S. representative, and senator.

The official historian of Troup County is noted author Forest Clark Johnson.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,155 km² (446 sq mi). 1,072 km² (414 sq mi) of it is land and 83 km² (32 sq mi) of it (7.19%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 58,779 people, 21,920 households, and 15,607 families residing in the county. The population density was 55/km² (142/sq mi). There were 23,824 housing units at an average density of 22/km² (58/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 65.80% White, 31.87% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,920 households out of which 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% were married couples living together, 17.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,469, and the median income for a family was $41,891. Males had a median income of $31,863 versus $22,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,626. About 12.20% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 33°02′N 85°02′W / 33.03, -85.03

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