kids encyclopedia robot

Mitchell County, Georgia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Mitchell County
Mitchell County Courthouse (Built 1936), Camilla
Mitchell County Courthouse (Built 1936), Camilla
Map of Georgia highlighting Mitchell County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 610: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded 1857; 165 years ago (1857)
Seat Camilla
Largest city Camilla
Area
 • Total 514 sq mi (1,330 km2)
 • Land 512 sq mi (1,330 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
22,192
 • Density 46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 2nd

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.

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 23,498 −1.8%
2018 (est.) 22,192 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 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.

Communities

Cities

Town

Unincorporated communities

Education

Mitchell County Board of Education, Camilla
Mitchell County School District headquarters

The Mitchell County School District operates public schools.

Higher Education

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.

Notable people

kids search engine
Mitchell County, Georgia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.