Coweta County, Georgia facts for kids
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Historic Coweta County Courthouse in Newnan
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
|• Total||446 sq mi (1,160 km2)|
|• Land||441 sq mi (1,140 km2)|
|• Water||4.9 sq mi (13 km2) 1.1%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||327/sq mi (126/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Coweta County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. Coweta County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people), who had several towns in and around the present-day county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 441 square miles (1,140 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (1.1%) is water.
The eastern half of Coweta County, from Palmetto southwest to Newnan, then south to Luthersville, is in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The western half is in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin.
- Fulton County – northeast
- Fayette County – east
- Spalding County – southeast
- Meriwether County – south
- Troup County – southwest
- Heard County – west
- Carroll County – northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 127,317 people, 45,673 households, and 34,737 families living in the county. The population density was 288.8 inhabitants per square mile (111.5/km2). There were 50,171 housing units at an average density of 113.8 per square mile (43.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 76.8% white, 18.4% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 2.9% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.2% were Various European, 10.4% were German, 10.4% were Irish, and 9.9% were English.
Of the 45,673 households, 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.9% were non-families, and 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.18. The median age was 36.6 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $61,550 and the median income for a family was $68,469. Males had a median income of $51,658 versus $36,535 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,161. About 7.7% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||25,544||17.48%|
|Hispanic or Latino||11,053||7.56%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 146,158 people, 53,640 households, and 37,400 families residing in the county.
Other unincorporated communities
The Coweta County School System holds pre-school to grade 12, and consists of nineteen elementary schools, six middle schools and three high schools. The system has 1,164 full-time teachers and more than 18,389 students. Private schools in the county include The Heritage School and Trinity Christian School.
Mercer University has a Regional Academic Center in Newnan. The center, opened in 2010, offers programs through the university's College of Continuing and Professional Studies. The University of West Georgia has a campus near downtown Newnan on the site of the old Newnan Hospital. This campus offers two undergraduate programs - bachelor of science in nursing and early childhood education.
Newnan is also home to a campus of West Georgia Technical College.
- Ellis Gibbs Arnall, governor of Georgia, 1943-1947
- William Yates Atkinson, governor of Georgia, 1894-1896; founded Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College & State University
- Steve Bedrosian, former Major League baseball player; National League Cy Young Award winner in 1987
- Eric Berry, plays football for Kansas City Chiefs
- Keith Brooking, football player for the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys
- Erskine Caldwell, author of the novels Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre
- Lewis Grizzard, newspaper columnist, author and humorist
- Drew Hill, played for the pro football Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons
- Alan Jackson, country music singer and musician
- Joe M. Jackson, colonel, U.S. Air Force, Medal of Honor recipient
- Warren Newson, played pro baseball for the Chicago White Sox
- Stephen W. Pless, major, U.S. Marine Corps, Medal of Honor recipient
- Charles Wadsworth, retired director of the Chamber Music Society at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
- Jerome Walton, former Major League baseball player; Rookie of the Year in the National League in 1989
- Rutledge Wood, auto racing analyst and host of Top Gear
In Spanish: Condado de Coweta para niños
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