Coweta County, Georgia


Coweta County, Georgia
Coweta County, Georgia
Coweta County Courthouse.jpg
Coweta County Courthouse in Newnan, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Coweta County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1826
Seat Newnan
Largest city Newnan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

445.98 sq mi (1,155 km²)
442.62 sq mi (1,146 km²)
3.36 sq mi (9 km²), 0.75%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

115,291
202/sq mi (78/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.coweta.ga.us

Coweta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 89,215. The 2009 Census Estimate placed the population at 131,936.[1] The county seat is Newnan.[2]

Coweta County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. Coweta County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people), who had several towns in and around present day Coweta.

Government and politics

The legislative body of Coweta County is the Coweta County Commission. The commission consists of five members elected from numbered districts. The commission chairmanship rotates among the members, Coweta County is the only in Georgia that operates with a rotating chairmanship. the current commissioners are:

District Commissioner Party Term of Office Seat Up
1st. Paul Poole Republican 2005–present 2012
2nd. Tim Lassiter Republican 2007–present 2010
3rd. Bob Blackburn Republican 2011–present 2011
4th. Rodney Brooks (chairman) Republican 2009–present 2012
5th. Al Smith Democrat 2009–present 2012

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 445.98 square miles (1,155.1 km2), of which 442.62 square miles (1,146.4 km2) (or 99.25%) is land and 3.36 square miles (8.7 km2) (or 0.75%) is water.[3]

Major highways

  • I-85.svg Interstate 85
  • Alt plate.svg
    US 27.svg U.S. Route 27 Alternate
  • US 29.svg U.S. Route 29
  • Georgia 14.svg State Route 14
  • Georgia 16.svg State Route 16
  • Georgia 34.svg State Route 34
  • Georgia 34 Bypass.svg State Route 34 Bypass
  • Georgia 41.svg State Route 41
  • Georgia 54.svg State Route 54
  • Georgia 154.svg State Route 154
  • Georgia 70.svg State Route 70
  • Georgia 74.svg State Route 74

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 89,215 people, 31,442 households, and 24,713 families residing in the county. The population density was 202 people per square mile (78/km²). There were 33,182 housing units at an average density of 75 per square mile (29/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.86% White, 17.97% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 3.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,442 households out of which 39.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.40% were non-families. 17.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $52,706, and the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $41,369 versus $27,322 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,949. About 6.10% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Notable residents

Cities and towns

See also

Portal icon Atlanta portal
Portal icon State of Georgia portal

References

External links

Coordinates: 33°21′N 84°46′W / 33.35°N 84.76°W / 33.35; -84.76


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