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Bacon County
Bacon County Courthouse in Alma
Bacon County Courthouse in Alma
Map of Georgia highlighting Bacon County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
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Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded July 27, 1914; 108 years ago (1914)
Named for Augustus Octavius Bacon
Seat Alma
Largest city Alma
Area
 • Total 286 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Land 259 sq mi (670 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2)  9.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
11,164
 • Density 43/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 1st

Bacon County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,096. The county seat is Alma.

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%
2019 (est.) 11,164 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2019

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, 11,096 people, 4,214 households, and 2,960 families were living 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% 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 not 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 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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