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.
Founded June 9, 1825
Named for Henry Lee III
Seat Leesburg
Largest city Leesburg
Area
 • Total 362.01 sq mi (938 km2)
 • Land 355.77 sq mi (921 km2)
 • Water 6.24 sq mi (16 km2), 1.72%
Population
 • (2010) 28,298
 • Density 70/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website leecounty.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

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

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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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,680
1840 4,520 169.0%
1850 6,660 47.3%
1860 7,196 8.0%
1870 9,567 32.9%
1880 10,577 10.6%
1890 9,074 −14.2%
1900 10,344 14.0%
1910 11,679 12.9%
1920 10,904 −6.6%
1930 8,328 −23.6%
1940 7,837 −5.9%
1950 6,674 −14.8%
1960 6,204 −7.0%
1970 7,044 13.5%
1980 11,684 65.9%
1990 16,250 39.1%
2000 24,757 52.4%
2010 29,298 18.3%
Est. 2012 28,746 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census5
2012 Estimate6

As of the census7 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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See also

References

  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








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