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|Ware County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 15 1824|
906 sq mi (2,347 km²)
903 sq mi (2,339 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.44%
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Ware County is a county located in the southeast of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 35,483. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 34,492 . The county seat is Waycross6. By geographic area, Ware County is the largest Georgia county.
Several counties were later created from parts of the original Ware County borders:
- Bacon County (from portions of Appling, Pierce, and Ware Counties in 1917)
- Clinch County (from portions of Lowndes and Ware Counties in 1850)
- Coffee County (from portions of Clinch , Irwin, Telfair, and Ware Counties in 1854)
- Pierce County (from portions of Appling and Ware Counties in 1857)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,347 km² (906 sq mi) and is the largest geographically in Georgia. 2,337 km² (903 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.44%) is water.
Adjacent Counties Edit
- Bacon County - north
- Pierce County - east
- Brantley County - east
- Charlton County - southeast
- Baker County - south
- Atkinson County - west
- Clinch County - west
- Coffee County - northwest
As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,483 people, 13,475 households, and 9,297 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 15,831 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 69.65% White, 28.01% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 13,475 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,360, and the median income for a family was $34,372. Males had a median income of $26,910 versus $20,424 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,384. About 15.90% of families and 20.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.10% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and communities Edit
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