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Wilkinson County, Georgia
Elam-Camp house, Gordon, GA, US (05)
Map of Georgia highlighting Wilkinson County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded May 11, 1803
Seat Irwinton
Largest city Gordon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

452 sq mi (1,171 km²)
447 sq mi (1,158 km²)
4.6 sq mi (12 km²), 1.0
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

9,563
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.wilkinsoncounty.net/

Wilkinson County, established in 1803 and named for General James Wilkinson (1757-1825), is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,563.[1] The county seat is Irwinton.[2] The county was created on May 11, 1803.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 452 square miles (1,170 km2), of which 447 square miles (1,160 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (1.0%) is water.[3] The entirety of Wilkinson County is located in the Lower Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 2,154
1820 6,992 224.6%
1830 6,513 −6.9%
1840 6,842 5.1%
1850 8,296 21.3%
1860 9,376 13.0%
1870 9,383 0.1%
1880 12,061 28.5%
1890 10,871 −9.9%
1900 11,440 5.2%
1910 10,078 −11.9%
1920 11,376 12.9%
1930 10,844 −4.7%
1940 11,025 1.7%
1950 9,781 −11.3%
1960 9,250 −5.4%
1970 9,393 1.5%
1980 10,368 10.4%
1990 10,228 −1.4%
2000 10,220 −0.1%
2010 9,563 −6.4%
Est. 2016 9,104 [5] −10.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 10,220 people, 3,827 households, and 2,805 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 4,449 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). 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.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,563 people, 3,666 households, and 2,638 families residing in the county.[11] The population density was 21.4 inhabitants per square mile (8.3 /km2). There were 4,487 housing units at an average density of 10.0 per square mile (3.9 /km2).[12] The racial makeup of the county was 58.5% white, 38.4% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population.[11] In terms of ancestry, and 14.7% were American.[13]

Of the 3,666 households, 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.0% were non-families, and 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age was 41.1 years.[11]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,902 and the median income for a family was $49,138. Males had a median income of $39,009 versus $25,935 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,929. About 17.9% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.[14]

EducationEdit

Wilkinson County Primary/Elementary School [1]

Wilkinson County Middle/High School [2]

Wilkinson County is home of the 6-time state high school basketball class A champions.

CommunitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 54.4% 2,333 44.2% 1,894 1.4% 60
2012 50.4% 2,246 49.0% 2,181 0.7% 29
2008 50.2% 2,349 49.1% 2,298 0.7% 31
2004 50.0% 2,261 49.5% 2,235 0.5% 22
2000 48.1% 1,800 50.4% 1,884 1.5% 56
1996 34.1% 1,332 58.3% 2,278 7.7% 299
1992 30.3% 1,232 56.1% 2,286 13.6% 554
1988 45.3% 1,546 53.7% 1,831 1.1% 36
1984 45.5% 1,756 54.5% 2,102
1980 31.6% 1,116 67.0% 2,365 1.5% 51
1976 24.0% 837 76.0% 2,652
1972 74.5% 2,196 25.5% 751
1968 20.2% 685 24.5% 829 55.3% 1,870
1964 69.3% 2,172 30.7% 963
1960 32.3% 631 67.7% 1,324
1956 23.2% 393 76.8% 1,299
1952 18.8% 378 81.2% 1,629
1948 45.5% 500 45.6% 501 8.9% 98
1944 26.2% 271 73.8% 763
1940 14.0% 147 86.0% 906 0.1% 1
1936 14.4% 118 85.0% 695 0.6% 5
1932 0.0% 0 100.0% 726
1928 31.8% 227 68.2% 487
1924 15.9% 56 80.5% 284 3.7% 13
1920 12.6% 37 87.4% 256
1916 4.8% 20 88.5% 371 6.7% 28
1912 2.6% 10 94.3% 365 3.1% 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13319.html. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US13319. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US13319. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US13319. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US13319. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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


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