Pulaski County, Georgia

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Pulaski County, Georgia
PULASKI COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Pulaski County Courthouse
Map of Georgia highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 13, 1808
Named forKazimierz Pułaski
SeatHawkinsville
Largest cityHawkinsville
Area
 • Total249.89 sq mi (647 km2)
 • Land247.42 sq mi (641 km2)
 • Water2.47 sq mi (6 km2), 0.99%
Population
 • (2010)12,010
 • Density101/sq mi (39/km²)
Congressional district8th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.hawkinsville.org
 
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Pulaski County, Georgia
PULASKI COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Pulaski County Courthouse
Map of Georgia highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
FoundedDecember 13, 1808
Named forKazimierz Pułaski
SeatHawkinsville
Largest cityHawkinsville
Area
 • Total249.89 sq mi (647 km2)
 • Land247.42 sq mi (641 km2)
 • Water2.47 sq mi (6 km2), 0.99%
Population
 • (2010)12,010
 • Density101/sq mi (39/km²)
Congressional district8th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.hawkinsville.org

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,010.[1] The county seat is Hawkinsville.[2]

History[edit]

Pulaski County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 13, 1808 from a portion of Laurens County. In 1870, Dodge County was partially created from a section of Pulaski County by another legislative act. In 1912, the northwestern half of Pulaski County was used to create Bleckley County via a constitutional amendment approved by Georgia voters.

The County was named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland who fought and died for United States independence in the American Revolutionary War.

The capital of the Creek Nation was in the Pulaski area.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 249.89 square miles (647.2 km2), of which 247.42 square miles (640.8 km2) (or 99.01%) is land and 2.47 square miles (6.4 km2) (or 0.99%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18102,093
18205,283152.4%
18304,906−7.1%
18405,3899.8%
18506,62723.0%
18608,74431.9%
187011,94036.6%
188014,05817.7%
189016,55917.8%
190018,48911.7%
191022,83523.5%
192011,587−49.3%
19309,005−22.3%
19409,8299.2%
19508,808−10.4%
19608,204−6.9%
19708,066−1.7%
19808,95011.0%
19908,108−9.4%
20009,58818.3%
201012,01025.3%
Est. 201211,720−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 12,010 people, 5,151 households, and 3,601 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 5,151 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.01% White, 34.28% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,407 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 15.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 74.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,180, and the median income for a family was $38,924. Males had a median income of $30,767 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,435. About 12.30% of families and 16.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 18.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Georgia Department of Corrections operates the Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  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 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Pulaski State Prison." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.

Coordinates: 32°14′N 83°28′W / 32.24°N 83.47°W / 32.24; -83.47