Fannin County, Georgia

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Fannin County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Fannin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1854
Named forJames Fannin
SeatBlue Ridge
Largest cityBlue Ridge
Area
 • Total391 sq mi (1,013 km2)
 • Land386 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Water6 sq mi (16 km2), 1.45%
Population
 • (2010)23,682
 • Density51/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district9th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
 
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Fannin County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Fannin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1854
Named forJames Fannin
SeatBlue Ridge
Largest cityBlue Ridge
Area
 • Total391 sq mi (1,013 km2)
 • Land386 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Water6 sq mi (16 km2), 1.45%
Population
 • (2010)23,682
 • Density51/sq mi (20/km²)
Congressional district9th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4

Fannin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,682.[1] The county seat is Blue Ridge.[2] The county was created on January 21, 1854.

History[edit]

Fannin County was founded in 1854. The county is named for Georgia native James W. Fannin,[3] who fought and died during the Texas Revolution.

Civil War[edit]

During the Civil War many men of Fannin County enlisted in the Confederate Army. The units they served in include:

- 2nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, "The Joe Browns"

- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, "Fannin Young Riflemen"

- 52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, "Fannin Rifles"

- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company B

- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 391.43 square miles (1,013.8 km2), of which 385.74 square miles (999.1 km2) (or 98.55%) is land and 5.69 square miles (14.7 km2) (or 1.45%) is water.[4] It has a mountainous terrain.[5]

The Toccoa River, which rises in adjacent Union County, flows northward across Fannin County into Tennessee, where it becomes the Ocoee River. Blue Ridge Lake, created in the 1930s by the completion of Blue Ridge Dam (now operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority), spans a substantial stretch of the river in the northern part of the county.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18605,139
18705,4295.6%
18807,24533.4%
18908,72420.4%
190011,21428.5%
191012,57412.1%
192012,103−3.7%
193012,9697.2%
194014,75213.7%
195015,1923.0%
196013,620−10.3%
197013,357−1.9%
198014,74810.4%
199015,9928.4%
200019,79823.8%
201023,68219.6%
Est. 201223,492−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 19,798 people, 8,369 households, and 6,008 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 11,134 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.9% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.0% from other races, and 0.0% from two or more races. 0.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,369 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 28.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,612, and the median income for a family was $35,258. Males had a median income of $28,728 versus $21,246 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,269. About 10.20% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 15, 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. 123. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Fannin. I. A N. W. county of Georgia". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 34°52′N 84°19′W / 34.86°N 84.32°W / 34.86; -84.32