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Miller County
Miller County Courthouse in Colquitt
Miller County Courthouse in Colquitt
Map of Georgia highlighting Miller 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 1856; 166 years ago (1856)
Seat Colquitt
Largest city Colquitt
Area
 • Total 284 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Land 282 sq mi (730 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
5,686
 • Density 22/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 2nd
Miller County Historical Marker
Miller County, Georgia historical marker

Miller County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,125. The county seat is Colquitt. The county was created on February 26, 1856, and named after Andrew Jackson Miller (1806–56), president of the Medical College of Georgia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 284 square miles (740 km2), of which 282 square miles (730 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.4%) is water.

The majority of Miller County, west of a north-to-south line made as a continuation of the eastern Early County border, is located in the Spring Creek sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The county's very northeastern corner is located in the Ichawaynochaway Creek sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin, while the southeastern portion, from just north of State Route 91 going south, is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the same larger ACF River Basin.

Major highways

  • US 27.svg U.S. Route 27
  • Georgia 1.svg State Route 1
  • Georgia 39.svg State Route 39
  • Georgia 45.svg State Route 45
  • Georgia 91.svg State Route 91
  • Georgia 91 Spur.svg State Route 91 Spur
  • Georgia 273.svg State Route 273
  • Georgia 310.svg State Route 310

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,791
1870 3,091 72.6%
1880 3,720 20.3%
1890 4,275 14.9%
1900 6,319 47.8%
1910 7,986 26.4%
1920 9,565 19.8%
1930 9,076 −5.1%
1940 9,998 10.2%
1950 9,023 −9.8%
1960 6,908 −23.4%
1970 6,397 −7.4%
1980 7,038 10.0%
1990 6,280 −10.8%
2000 6,383 1.6%
2010 6,125 −4.0%
2018 (est.) 5,686 −7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,125 people, 2,426 households, and 1,674 families living in the county. The population density was 21.7 inhabitants per square mile (8.4/km2). There were 2,791 housing units at an average density of 9.9 per square mile (3.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.6% white, 28.1% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 14.2% were American, and 5.2% were Irish.

Of the 2,426 households, 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families, and 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age was 41.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,196 and the median income for a family was $40,685. Males had a median income of $31,985 versus $29,110 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,895. About 18.9% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Miller County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,949 65.82%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,748 29.13%
Native American 9 0.15%
Asian 26 0.43%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 131 2.18%
Hispanic or Latino 136 2.27%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,000 people, 2,333 households, and 1,556 families residing in the county.

Communities

Education

Miller County Board of Education
Miller County School District headquarters

The Miller County School District operates public schools serving residents of the county.

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