Atkinson County, Georgia
Infobox U.S. County
county = Atkinson County
state = Georgia
map size = 225
founded = 1917
seat = Pearson
largest city = Pearson
area_total_sq_mi = 344
area_total_km2 = 891
area_land_sq_mi = 388
area_land_km2 = 876
area_water_sq_mi = 6
area_water_km2 = 16
area percentage = 1.76%
census estimate yr = 2006
pop = 8047
density_sq_mi = 22
density_km2 = 9
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
Atkinson County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Georgia, and was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. As of 2000, the population is 7,609. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 8,223 [http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2007-01-13.xls] . The county seatis Pearson, GeorgiaGR|6.
The county is named for
William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 344 square miles (891 km²), of which, 338 square miles (876 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (1.76%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,609 people, 2,717 households, and 1,980 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.79% White, 19.61% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.03% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 16.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,717 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the county the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,470, and the median income for a family was $32,688. Males had a median income of $24,763 versus $18,434 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $12,178. About 18.10% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 31.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* Henderson Still
* Sandy Bottom
* [http://www.placenames.com/us/13003/ppl/ list of places]
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