Morgan County, Georgia facts for kids
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Morgan County Courthouse in Madison
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 10, 1807|
|• Total||361 sq mi (930 km2)|
|• Land||345 sq mi (890 km2)|
|• Water||16 sq mi (40 km2) 4.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||63/sq mi (24/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Morgan County is a county located in the north central Piedmont region of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 20,097. The county seat is Madison.
Since the early 21st century, the county has had a housing boom. It has proximity to Lake Oconee, a recreation site, as well as to major employment centers such as Atlanta, Athens, Augusta and Macon. The middle school football team also won the region championship in 2021.
Morgan County was created on December 10, 1807. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Panola Guards, which was a part of Cobb's Legion.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 355 square miles (920 km2), of which 347 square miles (900 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19 km2) (2.1%) is water. The entirety of Morgan County is located in the Upper Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin.
- Oconee County (north)
- Greene County (east)
- Putnam County (southeast)
- Jasper County (southwest)
- Newton County (west)
- Walton County (northwest)
National protected area
- Oconee National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,868 people, 6,660 households, and 5,073 families living in the county. The population density was 51.4 inhabitants per square mile (19.8/km2). There were 7,472 housing units at an average density of 21.5 per square mile (8.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 72.7% white, 23.6% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.8% were American, 12.5% were English, 11.4% were Irish, and 9.0% were German.
Of the 6,660 households, 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.8% were non-families, and 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age was 41.3 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,817 and the median income for a family was $57,724. Males had a median income of $44,101 versus $30,133 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,732. About 13.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.
|Black or African American||4,105||20.43%|
|Hispanic or Latino||712||3.54%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 20,097 people, 6,942 households, and 5,250 families residing in the county.
- Godfrey (ghost town)
- In Spanish: Condado de Morgan (Georgia)