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Crisp County
Crisp County Courthouse in Cordele
Crisp County Courthouse in Cordele
Map of Georgia highlighting Crisp County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded 1905; 117 years ago (1905)
Named for Charles Frederick Crisp
Seat Cordele
Largest city Cordele
Area
 • Total 281 sq mi (730 km2)
 • Land 273 sq mi (710 km2)
 • Water 8.4 sq mi (22 km2)  3.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
22,372
 • Density 86/sq mi (33/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 2nd

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • I-75.svg Interstate 75
  • US 41.svg U.S. Route 41
  • US 280.svg U.S. Route 280
  • Georgia 7.svg State Route 7
  • Georgia 30.svg State Route 30
  • Georgia 33.svg State Route 33
  • Georgia 33 Connector.svg State Route 33 Connector
  • Georgia 90.svg State Route 90
  • Georgia 257.svg State Route 257
  • Georgia 300.svg State Route 300
  • Georgia 300 Connector.svg State Route 300 Connector
  • Georgia 401.svg State Route 401 (unsigned designation for I-75)

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 16,423
1920 18,914 15.2%
1930 17,343 −8.3%
1940 17,540 1.1%
1950 17,663 0.7%
1960 17,768 0.6%
1970 18,087 1.8%
1980 19,489 7.8%
1990 20,011 2.7%
2000 21,996 9.9%
2010 23,439 6.6%
2019 (est.) 22,372 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2019

2010 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.

2020 census

Crisp County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 9,892 49.15%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 8,821 43.82%
Native American 18 0.09%
Asian 180 0.89%
Pacific Islander 4 0.02%
Other/Mixed 579 2.88%
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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