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Mitchell County Courthouse (Built 1936), Camilla
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
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|• Total||514 sq mi (1,330 km2)|
|• Land||512 sq mi (1,330 km2)|
|• Water||1.7 sq mi (4 km2) 0.3%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||46/sq mi (18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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.
- Dougherty County (north)
- Worth County (northeast)
- Colquitt County (east)
- Thomas County (southeast)
- Grady County (south)
- Decatur County (southwest)
- Baker County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,498 people, 8,055 households, and 5,761 families living 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.
The Mitchell County School District operates public schools.
Andersonville Theological Seminary has its headquarters based in Camilla. The seminary's headquarters consists of two administrative buildings. Most of the seminary's students take online classes to complete their degree programs, but in January 2020 the school started to provide on-site courses at their location in Camilla.
- George Thornewell Smith - former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia and state court judge
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