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Jeff Davis County
|Jeff Davis County|
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
|Founded||August 18, 1905|
|Named for||Jefferson Davis|
|• Total||335 sq mi (870 km2)|
|• Land||331 sq mi (860 km2)|
|• Water||4.7 sq mi (12 km2) 1.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||46/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Jeff Davis County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,068. The county seat is Hazlehurst. The county was created on August 18, 1905, and named for Jefferson Davis, the only Confederate president.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 335 square miles (870 km2), of which 331 square miles (860 km2) is land and 4.7 square miles (12 km2) (1.4%) is water.
Most of the northern border area, as well as part of the western border of Jeff Davis County, from northeast of Hazlehurst to west of Denton, is located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. Most of the eastern corner of the county, east of Hazlehurst and north of Graham, is located in the Altamaha River sub-basin of the larger basin by the same name. The central and southeastern portion of Jeff Davis County, south of Hazlehurst, is located in the Little Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys-Satilla River basin. The remaining central and southern portion of the county is located in the Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys-Satilla River basin.
- Wheeler County (north)
- Montgomery County (northeast)
- Toombs County (northeast)
- Appling County (southeast)
- Bacon County (southeast)
- Coffee County (southwest)
- Telfair County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,068 people, 5,689 households, and 4,079 families living in the county. The population density was 45.6 inhabitants per square mile (17.6/km2). There were 6,488 housing units at an average density of 19.6 per square mile (7.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 76.1% white, 14.8% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 7.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 10.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 14.2% were American, 7.5% were Irish, and 5.7% were English.
Of the 5,689 households, 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% were non-families, and 24.2% 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 36.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,928 and the median income for a family was $40,313. Males had a median income of $33,340 versus $27,126 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,730. About 14.9% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.2% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,293||15.52%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,047||13.85%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 14,779 people, 5,279 households, and 3,790 families residing in the county.
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