Lee County, Georgia

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Lee County, Georgia
Lee County Courthouse, Leesburg.JPG
Lee County courthouse in Leesburg, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedJune 9, 1825
SeatLeesburg
Largest cityLeesburg
Area
 • Total362.01 sq mi (938 km2)
 • Land355.77 sq mi (921 km2)
 • Water6.24 sq mi (16 km2), 1.72%
Population
 • (2010)28,298
 • Density70/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websiteleecounty.georgia.gov
 
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Lee County, Georgia
Lee County Courthouse, Leesburg.JPG
Lee County courthouse in Leesburg, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedJune 9, 1825
SeatLeesburg
Largest cityLeesburg
Area
 • Total362.01 sq mi (938 km2)
 • Land355.77 sq mi (921 km2)
 • Water6.24 sq mi (16 km2), 1.72%
Population
 • (2010)28,298
 • Density70/sq mi (27/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websiteleecounty.georgia.gov

Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,298.[1] Its county seat is Leesburg.[2]

Lee County is included in the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. The county was named in honor of Henry Lee III.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 362.01 square miles (937.6 km2), of which 355.77 square miles (921.4 km2) (or 98.28%) is land and 6.24 square miles (16.2 km2) (or 1.72%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18301,680
18404,520169.0%
18506,66047.3%
18607,1968.0%
18709,56732.9%
188010,57710.6%
18909,074−14.2%
190010,34414.0%
191011,67912.9%
192010,904−6.6%
19308,328−23.6%
19407,837−5.9%
19506,674−14.8%
19606,204−7.0%
19707,04413.5%
198011,68465.9%
199016,25039.1%
200024,75752.4%
201029,29818.3%
Est. 201228,746−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 24,757 people, 8,229 households, and 6,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 8,813 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.24% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,229 households out of which 48.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.80% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.40% were non-families. 14.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 6.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,600, and the median income for a family was $53,132. Males had a median income of $39,848 versus $25,715 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,897. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.70% 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 3 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 236. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 31°47′N 84°08′W / 31.78°N 84.14°W / 31.78; -84.14