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|Wheeler County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||November 5, 1912|
|Named for||Joseph Wheeler|
300 sq mi (777 km²)
298 sq mi (771 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²),
- Treutlen County (north)
- Montgomery County (east)
- Jeff Davis County (southeast)
- Telfair County (southwest)
- Dodge County (west)
- Laurens County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,179 people, 2,011 households, and 1,395 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 2,447 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.56% White, 33.18% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 1.25% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 3.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,011 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.60% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 128.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 139.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,053, and the median income for a family was $29,696. Males had a median income of $27,203 versus $22,679 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,005. About 21.60% of families and 25.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.20% of those under age 18 and 26.70% of those age 65 or over.
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