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Floyd County, Georgia
Map

Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 3, 1832
Seat Rome
Largest City Rome
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

518 sq mi (1,342 km²)
510 sq mi (1,321 km²)
8.6 sq mi (22 km²), 1.7%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

96,504
189/sq mi (73/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.romefloyd.com/
Named for: John Floyd

Floyd County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,317. The county seat is Rome.

Floyd County comprises the Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The county was established by European Americans on December 3, 1832, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and was created from land that was part of Cherokee County at the time. The county is named after United States Congressman John Floyd.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 518 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 510 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 8.6 square miles (22 km2) (1.7%) is water.

The northern third of Floyd County is located in the Oostanaula River sub-basin of the ACT River Basin (Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin). The eastern third of the county is located in the Etowah River sub-basin of the larger ACT River Basin, while the western third of Floyd County is located in the Upper Coosa River sub-basin of the same ACT River Basin.

Major highways

  • US 27.svg U.S. Route 27
  • US 411.svg U.S. Route 411
  • Georgia 1.svg State Route 1
  • Georgia 1 Loop.svg State Route 1 Loop
  • Georgia 20.svg State Route 20
  • Georgia 53.svg State Route 53
  • Georgia 100.svg State Route 100
  • Georgia 101.svg State Route 101
  • Georgia 140.svg State Route 140
  • Georgia 156.svg State Route 156
  • Georgia 293.svg State Route 293

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Chattahoochee National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,441
1850 8,205 84.8%
1860 15,195 85.2%
1870 17,230 13.4%
1880 24,418 41.7%
1890 28,391 16.3%
1900 33,113 16.6%
1910 36,736 10.9%
1920 39,841 8.5%
1930 48,667 22.2%
1940 56,141 15.4%
1950 62,899 12.0%
1960 69,130 9.9%
1970 73,742 6.7%
1980 79,800 8.2%
1990 81,251 1.8%
2000 90,565 11.5%
2010 96,317 6.4%
Est. 2015 96,504 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census0f 2000, there were 90,565 people, 34,028 households, and 24,227 families residing in the county. The population density was 176 people per square mile (68/km²). There were 36,615 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.34% White, 13.31% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 5.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,028 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,615, and the median income for a family was $42,302. Males had a median income of $31,659 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,808. About 10.80% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 96,317 people, 35,930 households, and 24,916 families residing in the county. The population density was 188.9 inhabitants per square mile (72.9/km2). There were 40,551 housing units at an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 76.9% white, 14.2% black or African American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 5.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.2% were English, 13.3% were American, 12.4% were Irish, and 6.8% were German.

Of the 35,930 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families, and 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 37.6 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,066 and the median income for a family was $49,310. Males had a median income of $40,269 versus $29,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,640. About 13.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities


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