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Mitchell County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1857
Seat Camilla
Largest City Camilla
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

514 sq mi (1,331 km²)
512 sq mi (1,326 km²)
1.7 sq mi (4 km²), 0.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

23,498
46/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.mitchellcountyga.net/

Mitchell County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,498. The county seat is Camilla. Mitchell County was created on December 21, 1857. It was named for David Brydie Mitchell, 27th Governor of Georgia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 514 square miles (1,330 km2), of which 512 square miles (1,330 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.

The bulk of Mitchell County is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The county's southeastern corner, bordered by a line from Sale City southwest through Pelham, is located in the Lower Ochlockonee River sub-basin of the same Ochlockonee River basin.

Major highways

  • US 19.svg U.S. Route 19
  • Georgia 3.svg State Route 3
  • Georgia 37.svg State Route 37
  • Georgia 37 Connector.svg State Route 37 Connector
  • Georgia 65.svg State Route 65
  • Georgia 93.svg State Route 93
  • Georgia 97.svg State Route 97
  • Georgia 111.svg State Route 111
  • Georgia 112.svg State Route 112
  • Georgia 262.svg State Route 262
  • Georgia 270.svg State Route 270
  • Georgia 300.svg State Route 300
  • Georgia 311.svg State Route 311

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,308
1870 6,633 54.0%
1880 9,392 41.6%
1890 10,906 16.1%
1900 14,767 35.4%
1910 22,114 49.8%
1920 25,588 15.7%
1930 23,620 −7.7%
1940 23,261 −1.5%
1950 22,528 −3.2%
1960 19,652 −12.8%
1970 18,956 −3.5%
1980 21,114 11.4%
1990 20,275 −4.0%
2000 23,932 18.0%
2010 23,496 −1.8%
Est. 2015 22,574 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 23,932 people, 8,063 households, and 5,934 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/mi²). There were 8,880 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 49.57% White, 47.86% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,063 households, out of which 34.40% had children younger than 18 living with them, 46.60% were married couples living together, 22.50% had a female householder with no husband present and 26.40% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 older. The average household size was 2.72, and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% younger than 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.50 males. For every 100 females 18 and older, there were 101.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,581, and the median income for a family was $31,262. Males had a median income of $25,130 vs. $19,582 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,042. About 22.30% of families and 26.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.50% of those younger than 18 and 20.30% of those 65 or oler.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,498 people, 8,055 households, and 5,761 families residing in the county. The population density was 45.9 inhabitants per square mile (17.7/km2). There were 8,996 housing units at an average density of 17.6 per square mile (6.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 47.9% white, 47.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 13.0% were American, 5.8% were Irish, and 5.2% were English.

Of the 8,055 households, 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 23.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.5% were non-families, and 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15. The median age was 37.1 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,198 and the median income for a family was $43,930. Males had a median income of $36,272 versus $25,243 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,322. About 16.4% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities

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Unincorporated communities

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