Upson County, Georgia

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Upson County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Upson County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 15,, 1824
Named for Stephen Upson
Seat Thomaston
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

328 sq mi (849 km²)
325 sq mi (843 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²),
 - (2000)
 - Density

Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Upson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1824. As of 2000, the population was 27,597. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 27,679 [1]. It is included in the Thomaston, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Thomaston6.


The county was created on December 15, 1824, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and was named after Stephen Upson, a Georgia judge.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 849 km² (328 sq mi). 843 km² (325 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.66%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,597 people, 10,722 households, and 7,687 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (85/sq mi). There were 11,616 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 70.58% White, 27.95% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,722 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.70% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% 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 90.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,201, and the median income for a family was $37,418. Males had a median income of $30,484 versus $20,520 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,053. About 11.20% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.70% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°53′N 84°18′W / 32.88, -84.30

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