Brooks County, Georgia
Brooks County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia, on its southern border with Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,243; the county seat is Quitman. The county was created in 1858 from portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and is named in honor of U. S. Representative Preston Brooks. Brooks County is included in GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Historic Native peoples occupying the area at the time of European encounter were the Apalachee and the Lower Creek; the first Europeans in what is now Brooks County were Spanish missionaries from their colony in Florida, who arrived around 1570. The area, to become Brooks County was first opened up to European-American settlement in 1818 when Irwin County was established. Coffee Road was built through the region in the 1820s. Lowndes County's first court session was held at the tavern owned ran by Sion Hall on the Coffee Road, near what is now Morven, Georgia in Brooks County. Many residents of Lowndes County were unhappy when the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad announced June 17, 1858 that they had selected a planned route that would bypass Troupville, the county seat.
On June 22 at 3:00 am, the Lowndes County courthouse at Troupville was set aflame by William B. Crawford, who fled to South Carolina after being released on bond. On August 9, a meeting convened in the academy building in Troupville, at which residents decided to divide Lowndes and create a new county to the west of the Withlacoochee River, to be called Brooks County. On December 11, 1858, Brooks County was organized by the state legislature from parts of Lowndes and Thomas counties, it was named for a member of Congress prior to the Civil War. He was best known for his vicious physical assault in Congress of the older Senator Charles Sumner, an anti-slavery advocate from Massachusetts; the county had been developed along the waterways for cotton plantations, dependent on enslaved laborers, many of whom were transported to the South in the domestic slave trade during the antebellum years. Cotton brought a high return from international markets, making large planters wealthy. At the time of the 1860 federal census, Brooks County had a white population of 3,067, a Free people of color population of 2, a slave population of 3,282.
The Atlantic and Gulf Railroad reached Quitman, the county seat, on October 23, 1860. During the Civil War, the county was the main producer of food for the Confederacy. Plantation owners, county officials, slave patrol members were exempt from military conscription, which caused some contention between the different economic classes in Brooks County. In August 1864, a local white man named, his plan called for killing the slave owners, stealing what weapons they could find, setting fire to Quitman, going to Madison, burning the town, getting help from Union troops from the Gulf Coast, returning to Quitman. On the evening before the rebellion, a slave was interrogated. Vickery was soon arrested as well. Vickery and four slave suspects were given a military trial by the local militia. Two Confederate deserters from Florida were believed to have been involved, but were not caught by the time of the trial. On August 23, 1864 at 6:00 p.m. Vickery, slaves Sam and George were publicly hanged in Quitman.
The court could not reach a decision on the guilt of Warren, a slave held by Buford Elliot. After the war, many freedmen worked as sharecroppers or tenant farmers, in an effort to preserve some independence from planters. Following the war and the Reconstruction era, Brooks County was one of the areas with a high rate of racial violence by whites against blacks, its 20 deaths make it the county in Georgia that had the third-highest number of lynchings from 1870 to 1950.. See, for example, the Brooks County race war of 1894. In May 1918, at least 13 African Americans were killed during a white manhunt and rampage after Sidney Johnson killed an abusive white planter. Johnson had been forced to work for the man under the state's abusive convict lease system. Among those killed were Hayes Turner, the next day his wife Mary Turner, eight months pregnant, they were the parents of two children. Mary Turner had condemned the mob's killing of her husband, she was abducted by the mob in Brooks County and brutally murdered at Folsom's Bridge on the Little River on the Lowndes County side.
During the next two weeks, at least another eleven blacks were killed by the mob. Johnson was killed in a shootout with police; as many as 500 African Americans fled Brooks counties to escape future violence. Mary Turner's lynching drew widespread condemnation nationally, it was a catalyst for the Anti-Lynching Crusaders campaign for the 1922 Dyer Bill, sponsored by Leonidas Dyer of St. Louis, it proposed to make lynching a federal crime, as southern states never prosecuted the crimes. The Solid South Democratic block of white senators defeated such legislation, aided by having disenfranchised most black voters in the South. In 2010, a state historical marker, encaptioned "Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage," was installed at Folsom's Bridge in Lowndes County to commemorate these atrocities. In the 21st century, Brooks County is classified as being in the Plantation Trace tourist region. Brooks County Courthouse- The Brooks County Courthouse was constructed in 1864 in the county seat of Quitman, Georgia.
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Pavo is a city, divided by the county line between Brooks and Thomas counties in the U. S. state of Georgia. It is part of Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 627 at the 2010 census. The city is home to a branch of the Thomas County Public Library System. Pavo was featured in country music star Alan Jackson's video for his hit song "Little Man", lamenting the decline of small-town America. Pavo is located at 30°57′37″N 83°44′22″W. Georgia State Route 122 passes through the center of town, leading southwest 17 miles to Thomasville and east 21 miles to Interstate 75 at Hahira. Georgia State Route 33 leads north out of town as Robert Street towards Moultrie. According to the United States Census Bureau, Pavo has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 711 people, 301 households, 191 families residing in the city. The population density was 403.1 people per square mile. There were 345 housing units at an average density of 195.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 71.31% White, 25.32% African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.42% from other races, 0.98% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population. There were 301 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.5% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.96. In the city, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $22,448, the median income for a family was $25,938. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $18,382 for females; the per capita income for the city was $11,915. About 18.0% of families and 24.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under age 18 and 30.2% of those age 65 or over.
The community was known as McDonald, named after one of two prominent families in the area. However, concerns were raised about misdirected mail, resulting from confusion between McDonald, in the southern part of the state, McDonough located in the north. Postmaster D. D. Peacock suggested. Mr. Peacock graciously suggested the name of Pavo; the short and somewhat poetic name was accepted by the townfolk. After a vote the name change was made official, it was only that they learned that Pavo is Latin for "peacock". A street in the town of Pavo is named after the McDonalds; the city celebrates "Peacock Day" on the second Saturday each May. Jasper Paul Rogers was one of the town's police officers for many years
Georgia Department of Transportation
The Georgia Department of Transportation is the organization in charge of developing and maintaining all state and federal roadways in the U. S. state of Georgia. In addition to highways, the department has a limited role in developing public transportation and general aviation programs. GDOT is part of the executive branch of state government. GDOT has broken up the state of Georgia into seven districts in order to facilitate regional development; each district is responsible for the planning, design and maintenance of the state and federal highways in their region. The State Highway Department was created on August 16, 1916 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly. Two years in 1918, the creation of the State Highway Department was followed by creation of the Georgia State Highway Commission, which made surveys and oversaw plans for road projects in Georgia. In 1972, it was followed by the creation of the Georgia Department of Transportation by former Governor Jimmy Carter; the Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and improves the state's road and bridges.
The Department provides administrative support to the State Road and Tollway Authority and the Georgia Rail Passenger Authority. A majority of the Department's resources are directed toward maintaining and improving the state's network of roads and bridges. Proceeds from the state's motor fuel taxes are constitutionally earmarked for use on Georgia's roads and bridges. Non-road and bridge construction projects are supported by a combination of state general funds, federal funds and local funds; the Department is responsible for waterways, including the intercoastal waterway and the Savannah and Brunswick ports. Additionally, the department is responsible for rail transit. Jim L. Gillis Sr. Thomas B. Lance Downing Musgrove Thomas D. Moreland Hal Rives Robert Wayne Shackleford J. Tom Coleman Jr. Harold E. Linnenkohl Gena Abraham Evans Vance C. Smith Jr. Keith Golden Russell R. McMurry The state of Georgia has 1,244 miles of Interstate highways within its state lines. Georgia's major Interstate Highways are I-95, I-75, I-16, I-85, I-20.
Other important interstate highways are I-24 and I-59. I-285 is Atlanta's perimeter route and I-575 connects with counties in north Georgia on I-75 and I-675 connects to I-285 on the south side of Atlanta. I-475 is a western bypass of Macon; the Georgia Department of Transportation maintains only 16 percent of the roads in the state. The other 84 percent are the responsibility of the cities; the Freeing the Freeways program is a project which involved widening some of the freeways in Atlanta. The project took 17 years to create, cost $1.5 billion, doubled Atlanta's freeway lane miles from 900 to 1,851 miles. One freeway, involved in the project was the I-75/I-85 Downtown Connector. Another project was the construction of the Tom Moreland Interchange. Georgia boasts one of the most extensive freight rail systems in the U. S. with some 5,000 miles of track that run through all of the state's 159 counties. The system consists of two Class 1 railroads—Norfolk Southern and CSX—and 25 shortlines. Georgia DOT owns nearly 540 miles of light density rail line.
90 percent of the 540 miles is leased to a shortline operator. The remaining 10 percent is leased to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for use as a bicycle and pedestrian trail, is inactive, or is not leased. 29 percent of the state's railroad system is operated by 25 short-line operators. Norfolk Southern has 851 miles of light density lines and CSX has another 242 miles. Georgia's light density lines carry less than 5 million gross tons of freight per year and function as local shortline service operators in rural agricultural areas. 2,463 miles of the rail system are classified as "mainline track". Some Georgia mainlines transport more than 80 million gross tons per year, ranking them among the most used in the country. Aviation Programs is tasked to assure a safe and well-maintained system of public-use airports, to promote and encourage the use of aviation facilities, to guide airport development, to promote viable scheduled air service throughout the state, to foster safer operating conditions at these facilities.
Other Responsibilities Aviation Programs is responsible for inspecting and licensing all open-to-the-public general aviation airports in the state. State law requires public-use airports to have a state airport license. Licensing occurs on a biennial basis. Aviation Programs publishes and distributes to the airports and aviation community the Georgia Airport Directory and the Georgia Aeronautical Chart in alternating years. Georgia was designated by the FAA as the 10th participant in the State Block Grant Program beginning October 1, 2008; this mandates the Department to accept and administer millions of dollars in federal funding for improvements at federally eligible general aviation airports. Aviation Programs assumes additional responsibility for project oversight, airport planning and environmental review at these airports; the Airport Development program is responsible for developing and administering programs to satisfy these goals. The Georgia Airport Aid Program is designed to pro
This article reflects practice in jurisdictions where vehicles are driven on the right. If not otherwise specified, "right" and "left" can be reversed to reflect jurisdictions where vehicles are driven on the left. An intersection is an at-grade junction where two or more roads cross. Intersections may be classified by number of road segments, traffic lane design. One way to classify intersections is by the number of road segments. A three-way intersection is a junction between three road segments: a T junction when two arms form one road, or a Y junction – the latter known as a fork if approached from the stem of the Y. A four-way intersection, or crossroads involves a crossing over of two streets or roads. In areas where there are blocks and in some other cases, the crossing streets or roads are perpendicular to each other. However, two roads may cross at a different angle. In a few cases, the junction of two road segments may be offset from each when reaching an intersection though both ends may be considered the same street.
Five-way intersections are less common but still exist in urban areas with non-rectangular blocks. An example of this is the intersection. Six-way intersections involve a crossing of three streets at one junction. Seven or more approaches to a single intersection, such as at Seven Dials, are rare. Another way of classifying intersections is by traffic control technology: Uncontrolled intersections, without signs or signals. Priority rules may vary by country: on a 4-way intersection traffic from the right has priority. For traffic coming from the same or opposite direction, that which goes straight has priority over that which turns off. Yield-controlled intersections may not have specific "YIELD" signs. Stop-controlled intersections have one or more "STOP" signs. Two-way stops are common, while some countries employ four-way stops. Signal-controlled intersections depend on traffic signals electric, which indicate which traffic is allowed to proceed at any particular time. A traffic circle is a type of intersection.
Types of traffic circles include roundabouts,'mini-roundabouts','rotaries', "STOP"-controlled circles, signal-controlled circles. Some people consider roundabouts to be a distinct type of intersection from traffic circles. A box junction can be added to an intersection prohibiting entry to the intersection unless the exit is clear; some intersections employ indirect left turns to reduce delays. The Michigan left combines a U-turn. Jughandle lefts diverge to the right curve to the left, converting a left turn to a crossing maneuver, similar to throughabouts; these techniques are used in conjunction with signal-controlled intersections, although they may be used at stop-controlled intersections. Other designs include advanced stop lines, parallel-flow and continuous-flow intersections, hook turns, seagull intersections, slip lanes, staggered junctions, Texas Ts, Texas U-turns and turnarounds. A roundabout and its variants like turbo roundabouts and distributing circles like traffic circles and right-in/right-out intersections.
At intersections, turns are allowed, but are regulated to avoid interference with other traffic. Certain turns may be not allowed or may be limited by regulatory signs or signals those that cross oncoming traffic. Alternative designs attempt to reduce or eliminate such potential conflicts. At intersections with large proportions of turning traffic, turn lanes may be provided. For example, in the intersection shown in the diagram, left turn lanes are present in the right-left street. Turn lanes allow vehicles to exit a road without crossing traffic. Absence of a turn lane does not indicate a prohibition of turns in that direction. Instead, traffic control signs are used to prohibit specific turns. Turn lanes improve safety. Turn lanes can have a dramatic effect on the safety of a junction. In rural areas, crash frequency can be reduced by up to 48% if left turn lanes are provided on both main-road approaches at stop-controlled intersections. At signalized intersections, crashes can be reduced by 33%.
Results are lower in urban areas. Turn lanes are marked with an arrow bending into the direction of the turn, to be made from that lane. Multi-headed arrows indicate that vehicle drivers may travel in any one of the directions pointed to by an arrow. Traffic signals facing vehicles in turn lanes have arrow-shaped indications. Green arrows indicate protected turn phases. Red arrows may be displayed to prohibit turns in that direction. Red arrows may be displayed along with a circular green indication to show that turns in the direction of the arrow are prohibited, but other movements are allowed. In some jurisdictions, a red
A concurrency in a road network is an instance of one physical roadway bearing two or more different route numbers. When two roadways share the same right-of-way, it is sometimes called commons. Other terminology for a concurrency includes overlap, duplex, multiplex, dual routing or triple routing. Concurrent numbering can become common in jurisdictions that allow it. Where multiple routes must pass between a single mountain crossing or over a bridge, or through a major city, it is economically and advantageous for them all to be accommodated on a single physical roadway. In some jurisdictions, concurrent numbering is avoided by posting only one route number on highway signs. Most concurrencies are a combination of two route numbers on the same physical roadway; this is practically advantageous as well as economically advantageous. Some countries allow for concurrencies to occur, others do not allow it to happen. In those nations which do permit concurrencies, it can become common. In these countries, there are a variety of concurrences.
An example of this is the concurrency of Interstate 70 and I-76 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania. I-70 merges with the Pennsylvania Turnpike so the route number can continue east into Maryland. A triple Interstate concurrency is found in Wisconsin along the five-mile section of I-41, I-43, I-894 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the concurrency of I-41 and I-43 on this roadway is an example of a wrong-way concurrency. The longest Interstate highway concurrency is I-90 for 265 miles across Indiana and Ohio. There are examples of eight-way concurrencies: I-465 around Indianapolis and Georgia State Route 10 Loop around downtown Athens, Georgia. Portions of the 53-mile I-465 overlap with I-74, US Highway 31, US 36, US 40, US 52, US 421, State Road 37 and SR 67—a total of eight other routes. Seven of the eight other designations overlap between exits 46 and 47 to create an eight-way concurrency. In the United States, concurrencies are marked by placing signs for both routes on the same or adjacent posts.
The federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices prescribes that when mounting these adjacent signs together that the numbers will be arranged vertically or horizontally in order of precedence. The order to be used is Interstate Highways, U. S. Highways, state highways, county roads, within each class by increasing numerical value. Several states do not have any concurrencies, instead ending routes on each side of one. There are several circumstances. One example occurs along the Oklahoma–Arkansas state line. At the northern end of this border Oklahoma State Highway 20 runs concurrently with Arkansas Highway 43 and the two highways run north–south along the boundary. Concurrencies are found in Canada. British Columbia Highway 5 continues east for 12 kilometres concurrently with Highway 1 and Highway 97, through Kamloops; this stretch of road, which carries Highway 97 south and Highway 5 north on the same lanes, is the only wrong-way concurrency in British Columbia. In Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 403 run concurrently between Burlington and Oakville, forming the province's only concurrency between two 400-series highways.
The concurrency was not in the original plan which intended for both the QEW and Highway 403 to run parallel to each other, as the Hamilton–Brantford and Mississauga sections of Highway 403 were planned to be linked up along the corridor now occupied by Highway 407. It was planned for the Mississauga section of Highway 403 would be renumbered as Highway 410 but this never came to pass. Highway 403 was signed concurrently along the Queen Elizabeth Way in 2002, remedying the discontinuity to avoid confusing drivers that wanted to travel between the two segments without using the toll Highway 407. Nonetheless, many surface street signs referring to that section of freeway with the QEW/Highway 403 concurrency still only use the highway's original designation of QEW, although the MTO has updated route markers on the QEW to reflect the concurrency. In the United Kingdom, routes do not run concurrently with others. Where this would occur, the roadway takes the number of only one of the routes, while the other routes are considered to have a gap and are signed in brackets.
An example is the meeting of the M60 and the M62 northwest of Manchester: the motorways coincide for the seven miles between junctions 12 and 18 but the motorway between those points is only designated as the M60. European route numbers as designated by UNECE may have concurrencies, but since the E-route numbers are unsigned and unused in the UK, the existence of these concurrencies is purely theoretical. In Sweden and Denmark, the most important highways use only the European route numbers that have cardinal directions. In Sweden the E6 and E20 run concurrently for 280 kilometres. In Denmark the E47 and E55 run concurrently for 157 kilometres. There are more shorter concurrencies. There are two stretches in Sweden
Cordele is a city in Crisp County, United States. The population was 11,147 at the 2010 census; the city is the county seat of Crisp County. Cordele calls itself the Watermelon Capital of the World. Cordele was incorporated on January 1, 1888, named for Cordelia Hawkins, eldest daughter of Colonel Samuel Hawkins, the president of the Savannah and Montgomery Railway. In November 1864, the area, now Cordele served as the temporary capital of Georgia. During the last days of the Confederacy, Georgia's war governor Joseph E. Brown used his rural farmhouse to escape the wrath of Sherman's March to the Sea. During that time the farmhouse, which Brown called "Dooly County Place," served as the official capital for only a few days, it was replaced in 1890 by the Suwanee Hotel, located in. The hotel was rebuilt. Cordele was founded in 1888 by J. E. D. Shipp of Americus; the town was located at the junction of two major railroads – the Savannah, Americus & Montgomery line, the Georgia Southern & Florida. As the railroads brought more people and business to the newly settled territory, Cordele experienced phenomenal growth.
Before 1905 Cordele was located 9 miles from the county seat in Vienna. With Cordele's continued progress, many in the community felt the need for a seat of government to be closer than Vienna. Crisp County was formed in 1905 by taking a portion of southern Dooly County, Cordele became its county seat. By August 1930, Cordele housed the Crisp County Hydroelectric System, the first county-owned electric system. Located on the Flint River, the hydroelectric plant continues to operate, the resulting Lake Blackshear has attracted residents to its waterfront properties. On April 2, 1936, a tornado struck Cordele. Cordele is located north of the center of Crisp County at 31°57′51″N 83°46′38″W. U. S. Route 41 passes through the city as Seventh Street and leads north 9 miles to Vienna and south 20 miles to Ashburn. U. S. Route 280 crosses US 41 in the center of the city and leads east 29 miles to Abbeville and west 31 miles to Americus. Interstate 75 passes through the east side of the city, with access from exits 99, 101, 102, leads 65 miles north to Macon and 103 miles south to the Florida state line.
State Route 300 leads from the south side of the city 37 miles southwest to Albany. According to the United States Census Bureau, Cordele has a total area of 10.2 square miles, of which 10.2 square miles is land and 0.077 square miles, or 0.82%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,608 people, 4,303 households, 2,839 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,222.5 people per square mile. There were 4,782 housing units at an average density of 503.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 31.90% White, 65.03% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population. There were 4,303 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.1% were married couples living together, 30.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.0% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.22. In the city, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $17,615, the median income for a family was $21,677. Males had a median income of $23,253 versus $17,282 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,746. About 38.1% of families and 41.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.2% of those under age 18 and 26.7% of those age 65 or over. Five citizens of Cordele are elected to serve as the City Commissioners; the current Cordele City Commissioners are: Jeanie Bartee, Wesley Rainey, Royce Reeves, Vesta Beal Shephard, Chairman John Wiggins In the Georgia State Senate, the City of Cordele is represented by Sen.
Greg Kirk. In the Georgia House of Representatives, the City of Cordele is represented by Rep. Buddy Harden. In the United States House of Representatives, the City of Cordele is represented by Rep. Sanford Bishop. To the west of Cordele town centre and located on Route 280 is the large Georgia Veterans State Park, which lies on the eastern edge of Lake Blackshear; this facility provides many outdoor activities for ex members of the US armed services. There are interesting displays of preserved military aircraft and helicopters and army tanks and other fighting vehicles; these displays are open to public viewing during daylight hours Cordele hosts an annual Watermelon Festival each June. In 1968 a Titan I missile was erected by the Rotary Club of Cordele at the intersection of I-75 and U. S. 280 East. Cordele is home to Crisp Motorsports Park and the Watermelon Capital Speedway, a 3/8-mile asphalt oval, it is home to the annual pre-season race known as SpeedFest, sanctioned by the Champion Racing Association organization and run in late January.
The event features a 125-lap race for the CRA Jegs All-Star Tour and a 200-lap race for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. The Crisp County School District hold
Worth County, Georgia
Worth County is a county located in the south central portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,679; the county seat is Sylvester. Worth County is included in GA Metropolitan Statistical Area; the county is called the "Peanut Capital" because of its massive peanut industry. Worth County was created from Dooly and Irwin counties on December 20, 1853, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, becoming Georgia's 106th county, it was named for Major General William J. Worth of New York. In 1905, portions of Worth County were used to create Turner counties. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles, of which 571 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles is water. The eastern third of Worth County, from west of State Route 33 heading east, is located in the Little River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin; the northern third of the county is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin. A narrow portion of the western edge of Worth County is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the same ACF River basin.
A portion of the southwest of the county, north of Doerun, is located in the Upper Ochlockonee River sub-basin of the larger Ochlockonee River basin. Crisp County - north Tift County - east Turner County - northeast Colquitt County - south Mitchell County - southwest Lee County - northwest Dougherty County - west As of the census of 2000, there were 21,967 people, 8,106 households, 6,120 families residing in the county; the population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 9,086 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 68.69% White, 29.57% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, 0.55% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,106 households out of which 36.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.5% were non-families.
21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.12. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, 12% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,384, the median income for a family was $38,887. Males had a median income of $31,668 versus $20,950 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,856. 18.50% of the population and 14.7% of families were below the poverty line. 25% of those under the age of 18 and 20.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,679 people, 8,214 households, 6,032 families residing in the county.
The population density was 38.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 9,251 housing units at an average density of 16.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 70.3% white, 27.6% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.3% were American, 11.5% were Irish, 7.3% were German, 6.9% were English. Of the 8,214 households, 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.6% were non-families, 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 39.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $38,670 and the median income for a family was $46,791. Males had a median income of $35,829 versus $26,690 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $18,348. About 15.6% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over. Poulan Sylvester Warwick Sumner Acree Anderson City Bridgeboro Doles Gordy Oakfield Scooterville Tempy Warwick National Register of Historic Places listings in Worth County, Georgia Worthit2u.net Online News Source for Worth County Worth County School District Historical maps of Worth County Worth County Board of Commissioners Worth County Sheriff's Office