Clinch County, Georgia

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Clinch County, Georgia
ClinchCoCourthouse.jpg
Map of Georgia highlighting Clinch County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1850
Named forDuncan Lamont Clinch
SeatHomerville
Largest cityHomerville
Area
 • Total824 sq mi (2,134 km2)
 • Land800 sq mi (2,072 km2)
 • Water24 sq mi (62 km2), 2.9%
Population
 • (2010)6,798
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websiteclinchcounty.georgia.gov
 
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Clinch County, Georgia
ClinchCoCourthouse.jpg
Map of Georgia highlighting Clinch County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1850
Named forDuncan Lamont Clinch
SeatHomerville
Largest cityHomerville
Area
 • Total824 sq mi (2,134 km2)
 • Land800 sq mi (2,072 km2)
 • Water24 sq mi (62 km2), 2.9%
Population
 • (2010)6,798
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websiteclinchcounty.georgia.gov

Clinch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,798.[1] The county seat is Homerville.[2] The county was created on February 14, 1850, named in honor of Duncan Lamont Clinch.[3]

With just 8.5 people per square mile (land), Clinch has one of the lowest population densities of any county in Georgia.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 824 square miles (2,130 km2), of which 800 square miles (2,100 km2) is land and 24 square miles (62 km2) (2.9%) is water.[4] It is the fourth-largest county in Georgia by land area and third-largest by total area. Eastern and southeastern portions of the county lie within the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected areas.

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Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850637
18603,063380.8%
18703,94528.8%
18804,1384.9%
18906,65260.8%
19008,73231.3%
19108,424−3.5%
19207,984−5.2%
19307,015−12.1%
19406,437−8.2%
19506,007−6.7%
19606,5459.0%
19706,405−2.1%
19806,6604.0%
19906,160−7.5%
20006,87811.7%
20106,798−1.2%
Est. 20136,7950.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 6,878 people, 2,512 households, and 1,823 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,837 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.93% White, 29.50% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,512 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.70% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,755, and the median income for a family was $31,755. Males had a median income of $26,905 versus $19,347 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,023. About 22.20% of families and 23.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 30.90% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Clinch County is the birthplace of actor Ossie Davis, politician Iris Faircloth Blitch, Jonathan Smith (football player), politician W. Benjamin Gibbs, and politician William Chester Lankford.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 85. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 30°55′N 82°42′W / 30.92°N 82.70°W / 30.92; -82.70