Laurens County, Georgia

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Laurens County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Laurens County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 10, 1807
Named forJohn Laurens
SeatDublin
Largest cityDublin
Area
 • Total818 sq mi (2,119 km2)
 • Land807 sq mi (2,090 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.4%
Population
 • (2010)48,434
 • Density60/sq mi (23/km²)
Congressional district12th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.laurenscoga.org
 
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Laurens County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Laurens County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 10, 1807
Named forJohn Laurens
SeatDublin
Largest cityDublin
Area
 • Total818 sq mi (2,119 km2)
 • Land807 sq mi (2,090 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.4%
Population
 • (2010)48,434
 • Density60/sq mi (23/km²)
Congressional district12th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.laurenscoga.org

Laurens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,434.[1] The county seat is Dublin.[2] The county was founded on December 10, 1807, and named after Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens, an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War.

Laurens County is part of the Dublin, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Laurens County was formed on December 10, 1807, from portions of Wilkinson County and Washington County.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 818 square miles (2,120 km2), of which 807 square miles (2,090 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.4%) is water.[3] It is the third-largest county in Georgia by land area and fourth-largest by total area.

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18102,210
18205,436146.0%
18305,5892.8%
18405,585−0.1%
18506,44215.3%
18606,9988.6%
18707,83411.9%
188010,05328.3%
189013,74736.7%
190025,90888.5%
191035,50137.0%
192039,60511.6%
193032,693−17.5%
194033,6062.8%
195033,123−1.4%
196032,313−2.4%
197032,7381.3%
198036,99013.0%
199039,9888.1%
200044,87412.2%
201048,4347.9%
Est. 201347,999−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 44,874 people, 17,083 households, and 12,180 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21 per km2). There were 19,687 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9 per km2). The racial makeup of the county was 63.44% White, 34.53% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,083 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 17.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,010, and the median income for a family was $38,586. Males had a median income of $29,412 versus $21,711 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,763. About 14.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.30% of those under age 18 and 18.90% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 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 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

Coordinates: 32°28′N 82°56′W / 32.46°N 82.93°W / 32.46; -82.93