Twiggs County, Georgia

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Twiggs County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Twiggs County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Named for John Twiggs
Seat Jeffersonville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

363 sq mi (940 km²)
360 sq mi (933 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²),
 - (2000)
 - Density

Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Twiggs County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 14, 1809. As of 2000, the population is 10,590. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 10,299 [1]. The county seat is Jeffersonville6.


The county is named for American Revolutionary War general John Twiggs.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 940 km² (363 sq mi). 933 km² (360 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.73%) is water. Twiggs County is the exact geographical center of Georgia.

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Adjacent Counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,590 people, 3,832 households, and 2,862 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 4,291 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 54.88% White, 43.65% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,832 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 17.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,608, and the median income for a family was $38,715. Males had a median income of $31,141 versus $22,057 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,259. About 15.50% of families and 19.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.20% of those under age 18 and 25.80% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°40′N 83°26′W / 32.67, -83.43

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