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Long County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Long County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded November 2, 1920
Seat Ludowici
Largest City Ludowici
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

404 sq mi (1,046 km²)
400 sq mi (1,036 km²)
3.5 sq mi (9 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

14,464
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.longcountyboc.com/
Long County
Plaque at the Long County, Georgia courthouse

Long County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,464. The county seat is Ludowici. The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed August 14, 1920, and ratified November 2, 1920.

Long County is part of the Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 404 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 400 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (0.9%) is water.

The majority of Long County, roughly centered on Ludowici, is located in the Altamaha River sub-basin of the basin by the same name. The county's northeastern portion, east of Glennville and northwest of Walthourville, is located in the Canoochee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin. Long County's southeastern portion is located in the Ogeechee Coastal sub-basin of the larger Ogeechee basin.

Major highways

  • US 25.svg U.S. Route 25
  • US 84.svg U.S. Route 84
  • US 301.svg U.S. Route 301
  • Georgia 23.svg State Route 23
  • Georgia 38.svg State Route 38
  • Georgia 57.svg State Route 57
  • Georgia 144.svg State Route 144
  • Georgia 196.svg State Route 196

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 4,180
1940 4,086 −2.2%
1950 3,598 −11.9%
1960 3,874 7.7%
1970 3,746 −3.3%
1980 4,524 20.8%
1990 6,202 37.1%
2000 10,304 66.1%
2010 14,464 40.4%
Est. 2015 17,731 22.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,304 people, 3,574 households, and 2,676 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,232 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.41% White, 24.25% Black or African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 3.91% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 8.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,574 households out of which 45.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 14.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the county, the population was spread out with 33.10% under the age of 18, 14.20% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 15.90% from 45 to 64, and 5.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,640, and the median income for a family was $32,473. Males had a median income of $26,416 versus $18,732 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,586. About 17.60% of families and 19.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.00% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,464 people, 5,023 households, and 3,654 families residing in the county. The population density was 36.1 inhabitants per square mile (13.9/km2). There were 6,039 housing units at an average density of 15.1 per square mile (5.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 62.4% white, 25.2% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.6% American Indian, 0.4% Pacific islander, 7.2% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 12.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 12.1% were German, 10.6% were Irish, 8.3% were American, and 7.1% were English.

Of the 5,023 households, 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.3% were non-families, and 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.28. The median age was 30.6 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,186 and the median income for a family was $46,654. Males had a median income of $30,921 versus $25,675 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,068. About 11.6% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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