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Bacon County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Bacon County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded July 27, 1914
Seat Alma
Largest City Alma
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

286 sq mi (741 km²)
259 sq mi (671 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 9.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

11,096
43/sq mi (17/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.baconcounty.georgia.gov/
Named for: Augustus Octavius Bacon

Bacon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,096. The county seat is Alma. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 7, 1914, and ratified November 3, 1914. It is named after Augustus Bacon, a former United States Senator from Georgia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 286 square miles (740 km2), of which 259 square miles (670 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (9.5%) is water.

The majority and western portion of Bacon County is located in the Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys River-Satilla River basin. The entire eastern, and half of the southeastern edge of the county is located in the Little Satilla River sub-basin of the same St. Marys-Satilla River basin.

Major highways

  • US 1.svg U.S. Route 1
  • US 23.svg U.S. Route 23
  • Georgia 4.svg Georgia State Route 4
  • Georgia 4 Alternate.svg State Route 4 Alternate
  • Georgia 19.svg State Route 19
  • Georgia 32.svg State Route 32
  • Georgia 203.svg State Route 203

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 6,460
1930 7,055 9.2%
1940 8,096 14.8%
1950 8,940 10.4%
1960 8,359 −6.5%
1970 8,233 −1.5%
1980 9,379 13.9%
1990 9,566 2.0%
2000 10,103 5.6%
2010 11,096 9.8%
Est. 2015 11,299 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,103 people, 3,833 households, and 2,813 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 4,464 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.48% White, 15.70% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.46% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 3.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,833 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,910, and the median income for a family was $32,579. Males had a median income of $27,780 versus $19,049 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,289. About 20.20% of families and 23.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.40% of those under age 18 and 25.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,096 people, 4,214 households, and 2,960 families residing in the county. The population density was 42.9 inhabitants per square mile (16.6/km2). There were 4,801 housing units at an average density of 18.6 per square mile (7.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 78.6% white, 15.4% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 4.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 7.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 15.3% were American, 10.9% were English, and 6.2% were Irish.

Of the 4,214 households, 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.8% were non-families, and 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 36.9 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,429 and the median income for a family was $45,442. Males had a median income of $35,102 versus $25,384 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,110. About 11.6% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.

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Census-designated place

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