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Worth County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Worth County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1853
Seat Sylvester
Largest city Sylvester
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

575 sq mi (1,488 km²)
570 sq mi (1,476 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²),
 - (2005)
 - Density

39/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Worth County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 21,967. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 21,996 [1]. The county seat is Sylvester.6 Worth County is included in the Albany Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Worth County was created from Dooly and Irwin counties on December 20, 1853, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, becoming Georgia's 106th county. It was named for Major General William J. Worth of New York.

In 1905, portions of Worth County were used to create Tift and Turner counties.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,488 km² (575 sq mi). 1,476 km² (570 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it is water. The total area is 0.85 % water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


The county is called the "Peanut Capital" because of its massive peanut industry.


As of the census² of 2000, there were 21,967 people, 8,106 households, and 6,120 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 9,086 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.69 % White, 29.57 % Black or African American, 0.36 % Native American, 0.22 % Asian, 0.01 % Pacific Islander, 0.61 % from other races, and 0.55 % from two or more races. 1.09 % of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,106 households out of which 36.3 % have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7 % were married couples living together, 15.7 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5 % were non-families. 21.5 % of all households were made up of individuals and 9 % had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.6 % under the age of 18, 8.1 % from 18 to 24, 27.50 % from 25 to 44, 23.90 % from 45 to 64, and 12 % who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,384, and the median income for a family was $38,887. Males had a median income of $31,668 versus $20,950 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,856. 18.50 % of the population and 14.7 % of families were below the poverty line. 25 % of those under the age of 18 and 20.2 % of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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Coordinates: 31°33′N 83°51′W / 31.55, -83.85

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