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Glascock County
Glascock County Courthouse in Gibson
Glascock County Courthouse in Gibson
Map of Georgia highlighting Glascock County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
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Georgia's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded 1857; 165 years ago (1857)
Named for Thomas Glascock
Seat Gibson
Largest city Gibson
Area
 • Total 144 sq mi (370 km2)
 • Land 144 sq mi (370 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
2,995
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 10th

Glascock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,082, making it the fourth-least populous county in Georgia. The county seat is Gibson. The county was created on December 19, 1857.

History

The county is named after Thomas Glascock, a soldier in the War of 1812, general in the First Seminole War and U.S. representative.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 144 square miles (370 km2), of which 144 square miles (370 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.5%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Georgia by area.

The vast majority of Glascock County is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin, with just the very northeastern corner of the county, northeast of State Route 80, located in the Brier Creek sub-basin of the Savannah River basin.

Major highways

  • Georgia 80.svg State Route 80
  • Georgia 102.svg State Route 102
  • Georgia 123.svg State Route 123
  • Georgia 171.svg State Route 171

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 2,437
1870 2,736 12.3%
1880 3,577 30.7%
1890 3,720 4.0%
1900 4,516 21.4%
1910 4,669 3.4%
1920 4,192 −10.2%
1930 4,388 4.7%
1940 4,547 3.6%
1950 3,579 −21.3%
1960 2,672 −25.3%
1970 2,280 −14.7%
1980 2,382 4.5%
1990 2,357 −1.0%
2000 2,556 8.4%
2010 3,082 20.6%
2018 (est.) 2,995 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 3,082 people, 1,162 households, and 804 families living in the county. The population density was 21.4 inhabitants per square mile (8.3/km2). There were 1,519 housing units at an average density of 10.6 per square mile (4.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.8% white, 8.2% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 41.7% were American, 6.4% were English, 6.1% were Irish, and 5.4% were German.

Of the 1,162 households, 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.8% were non-families, and 26.6% of households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14. The median age was 39.3 years.

The median household income was $37,149 and the median family income was $46,283. Males had a median income of $37,957 versus $26,953 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,844. About 13.0% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Glascock County Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 2,573 89.22%
Black or African American 196 6.8%
Asian 7 0.24%
Pacific Islander 2 0.07%
Other/Mixed 54 1.87%
Hispanic or Latino 52 1.8%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 2,884 people, 1,108 households, and 726 families residing in the county.

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