Grady County, Georgia

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Grady County, Georgia
08-09-01 GradyCrths2.JPG
Map of Georgia highlighting Grady County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedAugust 17, 1905
Named forHenry W. Grady
SeatCairo
Largest cityCairo
Area
 • Total460 sq mi (1,191 km2)
 • Land455 sq mi (1,178 km2)
 • Water5.7 sq mi (15 km2), 1.2%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010)25,011
 • Density55/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.gradycountyga.gov
 
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Grady County, Georgia
08-09-01 GradyCrths2.JPG
Map of Georgia highlighting Grady County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedAugust 17, 1905
Named forHenry W. Grady
SeatCairo
Largest cityCairo
Area
 • Total460 sq mi (1,191 km2)
 • Land455 sq mi (1,178 km2)
 • Water5.7 sq mi (15 km2), 1.2%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010)25,011
 • Density55/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.gradycountyga.gov

Grady County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,011.[1] The county seat is Cairo.[2]

History[edit]

Grady County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on August 17, 1905, from portions of Decatur and Thomas counties.

The County is named for Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution and noted orator.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 460 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 455 square miles (1,180 km2) is land and 5.7 square miles (15 km2) (1.2%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
191018,457
192020,30610.0%
193019,200−5.4%
194019,6542.4%
195018,928−3.7%
196018,015−4.8%
197017,826−1.0%
198019,84511.3%
199020,2792.2%
200023,65916.7%
201025,0115.7%
Est. 201325,2781.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 23,659 people, 8,797 households, and 6,509 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 9,991 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 64.61% White, 30.15% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.20% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 5.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,797 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 16.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,656, and the median income for a family was $34,253. Males had a median income of $27,181 versus $20,128 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,278. About 16.70% of families and 21.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.90% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Grady County Schools operates public schools.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 222, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014. 

Coordinates: 30°53′N 84°14′W / 30.88°N 84.23°W / 30.88; -84.23