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Grady County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
|Founded||August 17, 1905|
|Named for||Henry W. Grady|
|• Total||460 sq mi (1,200 km2)|
|• Land||455 sq mi (1,180 km2)|
|• Water||5.7 sq mi (15 km2) 1.2%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||55/sq mi (21/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
The County is named for Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution and noted orator.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 460 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 455 square miles (1,180 km2) is land and 5.7 square miles (15 km2) (1.2%) is water.
The bulk of Grady County, centered on Cairo, is located on the Upper Ochlockonee River sub-basin of the larger Ochlockonee River basin. The county's northwestern corner is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). Grady County's western border, from Whigham south, and all of its southern border, is located in the Lower Ochlockonee River sub-basin of the same Ochlockonee River basin. Finally, a very small chunk of the county's southeastern portion, bisected by U.S. Route 319, is located in the Apalachee Bay-St, Marks sub-basin of the Ochlockonee River basin.
Grady County includes part of the Red Hills Region.
- Mitchell County - north
- Thomas County - east
- Leon County, Florida - south
- Gadsden County, Florida - southwest
- Decatur County - west
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 25,011 people, 9,418 households, and 6,730 families living in the county. The population density was 55.0 inhabitants per square mile (21.2/km2). There were 10,760 housing units at an average density of 23.7 per square mile (9.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 62.8% white, 28.7% black or African American, 0.7% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 5.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.1% were American, 9.2% were English, and 8.6% were Irish.
Of the 9,418 households, 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.5% were non-families, and 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10. The median age was 37.8 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,247 and the median income for a family was $39,159. Males had a median income of $32,396 versus $28,917 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,785. About 22.0% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.5% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American||7,285||27.77%|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,273||12.48%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 26,236 people, 9,136 households, and 6,320 families residing in the county.
- Pine Park
Grady County Schools operates public schools.
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