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Wilkinson County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Wilkinson County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1803
Seat Irwinton
Largest city Gordon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

452 sq mi (1,171 km²)
447 sq mi (1,157 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²),
 - (2005)
 - Density

23/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Wilkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on May 11, 1803. As of 2000, the population is 10,220. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 10,143 [1]. The county seat is Irwinton6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,171 km² (452 sq mi). 1,157 km² (447 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.21%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,220 people, 3,827 households, and 2,805 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 4,449 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 57.96% White, 40.70% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,827 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% were married couples living together, 18.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,723, and the median income for a family was $39,349. Males had a median income of $31,814 versus $21,461 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,658. About 14.60% of families and 17.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.90% of those under age 18 and 18.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities Edit

Coordinates: 32°48′N 83°10′W / 32.80, -83.17

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