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Morgan County, Georgia

Morgan County
Morgan County courthouse in Madison
Morgan County courthouse in Madison
Map of Georgia highlighting Morgan County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°35′N 83°29′W / 33.59°N 83.49°W / 33.59; -83.49
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 10, 1807
SeatMadison
Largest cityMadison
Area
 • Total361 sq mi (930 km2)
 • Land345 sq mi (890 km2)
 • Water16 sq mi (40 km2)  4.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
18,893[1]
 • Density63/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th

Morgan County is a county located in the Piedmont region of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,218.[2] The county seat is Madison.[3]

Since the early 21st century, the county has had a housing boom. It has proximity to Lake Oconee, a recreation site, as well as to major employment centers such as Atlanta, Athens, and Macon.

History

Morgan County was created on December 10, 1807. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Panola Guards, which was a part of Cobb's Legion.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 355 square miles (920 km2), of which 347 square miles (900 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19 km2) (2.1%) is water.[4] The entirety of Morgan County is located in the Upper Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18108,369
182013,52061.5%
183012,046−10.9%
18409,121−24.3%
185010,74417.8%
18609,997−7.0%
187010,6967.0%
188014,03231.2%
189016,04114.3%
190015,813−1.4%
191019,71724.7%
192020,1432.2%
193012,488−38.0%
194012,7131.8%
195011,899−6.4%
196010,280−13.6%
19709,904−3.7%
198011,57216.8%
199012,88311.3%
200015,45720.0%
201017,86815.6%
Est. 201818,893[6]5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 15,457 people, 5,558 households, and 4,301 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/mi²). There were 6,128 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.69% White, 28.53% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,558 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 19.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,249, and the median income for a family was $46,146. Males had a median income of $34,634 versus $22,206 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,823. About 8.90% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,868 people, 6,660 households, and 5,073 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 51.4 inhabitants per square mile (19.8/km2). There were 7,472 housing units at an average density of 21.5 per square mile (8.3/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 72.7% white, 23.6% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.8% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 16.8% were American, 12.5% were English, 11.4% were Irish, and 9.0% were German.[14]

Of the 6,660 households, 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.8% were non-families, and 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age was 41.3 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $45,817 and the median income for a family was $57,724. Males had a median income of $44,101 versus $30,133 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,732. About 13.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities

Incorporated cities

Unincorporated

Politics

Presidential elections results
Previous presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 69.2% 6,559 28.1% 2,663 2.7% 253
2012 68.4% 6,186 30.5% 2,753 1.1% 102
2008 65.3% 5,987 33.7% 3,091 1.0% 87
2004 67.6% 4,902 31.8% 2,304 0.6% 41
2000 59.7% 3,524 37.9% 2,238 2.4% 140
1996 45.9% 2,118 45.8% 2,111 8.3% 383
1992 40.3% 1,797 46.2% 2,057 13.5% 601
1988 58.1% 2,108 41.6% 1,508 0.3% 12
1984 57.3% 2,301 42.7% 1,714
1980 36.0% 1,323 62.0% 2,276 2.0% 72
1976 28.5% 904 71.6% 2,274
1972 75.0% 2,007 25.0% 668
1968 20.7% 616 32.7% 973 46.7% 1,391
1964 47.3% 1,485 52.7% 1,654
1960 20.0% 373 80.0% 1,488
1956 14.2% 246 85.9% 1,492
1952 13.0% 247 87.0% 1,649
1948 9.8% 138 81.6% 1,147 8.6% 121
1944 4.2% 51 95.5% 1,166 0.3% 4
1940 4.7% 24 95.3% 484
1936 3.2% 37 96.7% 1,130 0.2% 2
1932 7.4% 74 91.8% 923 0.9% 9
1928 20.6% 208 79.4% 803
1924 16.4% 126 77.9% 598 5.7% 44
1920 28.1% 176 71.9% 450
1916 7.6% 58 84.6% 643 7.8% 59
1912 6.2% 37 89.8% 537 4.0% 24

See also

References

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  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
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