Crisp County, Georgia facts for kids
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Crisp County Courthouse in Cordele
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
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|Named for||Charles Frederick Crisp|
|• Total||281 sq mi (730 km2)|
|• Land||273 sq mi (710 km2)|
|• Water||8.4 sq mi (22 km2) 3.0%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||86/sq mi (33/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Crisp County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,439. The county seat is Cordele. The county was created on August 17, 1905, from Dooly County and named for Georgia Congressman Charles Frederick Crisp.
Crisp County comprises the Cordele, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 281 square miles (730 km2), of which 273 square miles (710 km2) is land and 8.4 square miles (22 km2) (3.0%) is water.
The western two-thirds of Crisp County, bordered on the east by a line from south of Arabi running northeast, is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The eastern third of the county is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin.
- Dooly County (north)
- Wilcox County (east)
- Turner County (southeast)
- Worth County (southwest)
- Lee County (west)
- Sumter County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,439 people, 9,079 households, and 6,295 families living in the county. The population density was 86.0 inhabitants per square mile (33.2/km2). There were 10,734 housing units at an average density of 39.4 per square mile (15.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 53.3% white, 43.0% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 1.8% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 9.7% were Irish, 9.3% were American, and 7.8% were English.
Of the 9,079 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families, and 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age was 38.1 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,960 and the median income for a family was $41,616. Males had a median income of $35,290 versus $25,932 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,187. About 24.0% of families and 29.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.9% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||8,821||43.82%|
|Hispanic or Latino||634||3.15%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 20,128 people, 8,585 households, and 5,712 families residing in the county.
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