Mitchell County, Georgia

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Mitchell County, Georgia
Mitchell County Courthouse (South face).JPG
Mitchell County Courthouse (Built 1936), Camilla, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1857
SeatCamilla
Largest cityCamilla
Area
 • Total513.81 sq mi (1,331 km2)
 • Land511.96 sq mi (1,326 km2)
 • Water1.85 sq mi (5 km2), 0.36%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010)23,498
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.mitchellcountyga.net
 
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Mitchell County, Georgia
Mitchell County Courthouse (South face).JPG
Mitchell County Courthouse (Built 1936), Camilla, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1857
SeatCamilla
Largest cityCamilla
Area
 • Total513.81 sq mi (1,331 km2)
 • Land511.96 sq mi (1,326 km2)
 • Water1.85 sq mi (5 km2), 0.36%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010)23,498
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.mitchellcountyga.net

Mitchell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 21, 1857. As of 2010, the population was 23,498.[1] The county seat is Camilla.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 513.81 square miles (1,330.8 km2), of which 511.96 square miles (1,326.0 km2) (or 99.64%) is land and 1.85 square miles (4.8 km2) (or 0.36%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Governance[edit]

The County Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Board of Commissioners
DistrictCommissionerParty
District 1 (At-Large)Benjamin Hayward, Chairman of BoardDemocratic
District 2Reggie Bostick
District 3Eugene "Bo" Curles
District 4Keith Jones
District 5W. Alton "Buddy" Snipes

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18604,308
18706,63354.0%
18809,39241.6%
189010,90616.1%
190014,76735.4%
191022,11449.8%
192025,58815.7%
193023,620−7.7%
194023,261−1.5%
195022,528−3.2%
196019,652−12.8%
197018,956−3.5%
198021,11411.4%
199020,275−4.0%
200023,93218.0%
201023,496−1.8%
Est. 201223,144−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 23,932 people, 8,063 households, and 5,934 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/mi²). There were 8,880 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 49.57% White, 47.86% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,063 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.60% were married couples living together, 22.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,581, and the median income for a family was $31,262. Males had a median income of $25,130 versus $19,582 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,042. About 22.30% of families and 26.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.50% of those under age 18 and 20.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Unincorporated Towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 31°13′N 84°11′W / 31.22°N 84.19°W / 31.22; -84.19

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.