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Crisp County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Crisp County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1905
Seat Cordele
Largest City Cordele
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

281 sq mi (728 km²)
273 sq mi (707 km²)
8.4 sq mi (22 km²), 3.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

23,439
86/sq mi (33/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.crispcounty.com
Named for: Charles Frederick Crisp

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 and named for 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%
Est. 2015 22,881 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 21,996 people, 8,337 households, and 5,869 families residing in the county. The population density was 80 people per square mile (31/km²). There were 9,559 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 54.07% White, 43.40% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,337 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 21.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,547, and the median income for a family was $32,747. Males had a median income of $28,595 versus $19,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,695. About 24.60% of families and 29.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.80% of those under age 18 and 24.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,439 people, 9,079 households, and 6,295 families residing 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.

Communities

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