Montgomery County, Georgia

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Montgomery County, Georgia
Montgomery County Georgia Couthouse.jpg
Map of Georgia highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 19, 1793
Named for Richard Montgomery
Seat Mount Vernon
Largest city Mount Vernon
Area
 • Total 247.32 sq mi (641 km2)
 • Land 245.33 sq mi (635 km2)
 • Water 1.99 sq mi (5 km2)
Population
 • (2010) 9,123
 • Density 34/sq mi (13/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website montgomerycountyga.gov

Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,123.1 The county seat is Mount Vernon.2

Montgomery County is part of the Vidalia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. It was created on December 19, 1793.

More recently, the county is noted for its practice of organizing segregated proms, a practice that has continued since integration of its schools in the 1970s.345

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 247.32 square miles (640.6 km2), of which 245.33 square miles (635.4 km2) (or 99.20%) is land and 1.99 square miles (5.2 km2) (or 0.80%) is water.6

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 3,180
1810 2,954 −7.1%
1820 1,869 −36.7%
1830 1,269 −32.1%
1840 1,616 27.3%
1850 2,154 33.3%
1860 2,997 39.1%
1870 3,586 19.7%
1880 5,381 50.1%
1890 9,248 71.9%
1900 16,359 76.9%
1910 19,638 20.0%
1920 9,167 −53.3%
1930 10,020 9.3%
1940 9,668 −3.5%
1950 7,901 −18.3%
1960 6,284 −20.5%
1970 6,099 −2.9%
1980 7,011 15.0%
1990 7,163 2.2%
2000 8,270 15.5%
2010 9,123 10.3%
Est. 2012 8,913 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census7
2012 Estimate8

As of the census9 of 2000, there were 8,270 people, 2,919 households, and 2,063 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (34/mi²). There were 3,492 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (14/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.72% White, 27.24% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.13% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 3.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,919 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 13.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 12.80% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,240, and the median income for a family was $38,418. Males had a median income of $27,572 versus $21,342 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,182. About 15.80% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.70% of those under age 18 and 23.90% 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 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Shapiro, Dana (May 2003). "Separate but equal?". Spin (magazine). Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ Sara Corbett (May 21, 2009). "A Prom Divided". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Leonard Doyle (June 21, 2009). "Segregated high school proms divide Georgia's students". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 32°10′N 82°32′W / 32.17°N 82.53°W / 32.17; -82.53








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