Bryan County, Georgia

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Bryan County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Bryan County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1793
SeatPembroke
Largest cityRichmond Hill
Area
 • Total454.49 sq mi (1,177 km2)
 • Land441.71 sq mi (1,144 km2)
 • Water12.78 sq mi (33 km2), 2.81%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012)32,214
 • Density53/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
 
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Bryan County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Bryan County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1793
SeatPembroke
Largest cityRichmond Hill
Area
 • Total454.49 sq mi (1,177 km2)
 • Land441.71 sq mi (1,144 km2)
 • Water12.78 sq mi (33 km2), 2.81%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012)32,214
 • Density53/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4

Bryan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,233.[1] The county seat is Pembroke.[2]

Bryan County is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bryan County is the only county in the U.S. to be separated into two parts( North Bryan and South Bryan) due to the location of Fort Stewart in the middle of the county. The Bryan County Courthouse (Pembroke, Georgia) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

Bryan County was created on December 19, 1793, named after Jonathan Bryan (1708–1788), an American Revolutionary War partisan.

South Bryan County is home to the earthen Civil War installation Ft. McAllister (now Fort McAllister Historic Park) which Gen. William Sherman captured on his March to the Sea.

The first county seat was in Hardwick. In 1860 the seat was moved to Eden. By 1901 it was in Clyde, which may have been the same location formerly known as Eden. Clyde served as the seat to 1935; in 1937 Pembroke took on that role. The only remaining sign of Clyde is a cemetery on the Fort Stewart military reservation.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 454.49 square miles (1,177.1 km2), of which 441.71 square miles (1,144.0 km2) (or 97.19%) is land and 12.78 square miles (33.1 km2) (or 2.81%) is water.[3]

Bryan County is unique in that it is totally divided by the military installation at Ft. Stewart. Pembroke is in more rural north Bryan, while Richmond Hill in south Bryan county is a suburb of Savannah. To travel between the two on public roads, it is necessary to leave the county.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18002,836
18102,827−0.3%
18203,0216.9%
18303,1393.9%
18403,1821.4%
18503,4247.6%
18604,01517.3%
18705,25230.8%
18804,929−6.2%
18905,52012.0%
19006,12210.9%
19106,7029.5%
19206,343−5.4%
19305,952−6.2%
19406,2885.6%
19505,965−5.1%
19606,2264.4%
19706,5395.0%
198010,17555.6%
199015,43851.7%
200023,41751.7%
201030,23329.1%
Est. 201232,2146.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 23,417 people, 8,089 households, and 6,511 families residing in the county. The population density was 53 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 8,675 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.79% White, 14.14% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,089 households out of which 45.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.40% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.50% were non-families. 16.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,345, and the median income for a family was $53,680. Males had a median income of $39,606 versus $25,830 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,794. About 10.70% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 32°01′N 81°26′W / 32.02°N 81.44°W / 32.02; -81.44