kids encyclopedia robot

Seminole County, Georgia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Seminole County
Seminole County Courthouse in Donalsonville
Map of Georgia highlighting Seminole County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded November 2, 1920; 101 years ago (1920)
Named for Seminole tribe
Seat Donalsonville
Largest city Donalsonville
Area
 • Total 257 sq mi (670 km2)
 • Land 235 sq mi (610 km2)
 • Water 21 sq mi (50 km2)  8.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
8,315
 • Density 37/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 2nd

Seminole County is a county located in the southwestern corner of U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,729. The county seat is Donalsonville.

History

The state constitutional amendment to create the County was proposed July 8, 1920, and ratified November 2, 1920. The area for the new county was taken from land which was originally part of Decatur and Early counties. It is named for the Seminole tribe of Native Americans, who once lived in the area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 257 square miles (670 km2), of which 235 square miles (610 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (8.3%) is water.

The bulk of Seminole County is located in the Spring Creek sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The country's entire western border with Florida is located in the Lower Chattahoochee River sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin. A tiny southeastern corner of Seminole County, all part of Lake Seminole, is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the same larger ACF River Basin. It is the only county in Georgia that borders a county in Alabama and a county in Florida.

Major highways

  • US 84.svg U.S. Route 84
  • Georgia 38.svg State Route 38
  • Georgia 39.svg State Route 39
  • Georgia 45.svg State Route 45
  • Georgia 91.svg State Route 91
  • Georgia 91 Alternate.svg State Route 91 Alternate
  • Georgia 253.svgState Route 253
  • Georgia 285.svgState Route 285
  • Georgia 374.svgState Route 374

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 7,389
1940 8,492 14.9%
1950 7,904 −6.9%
1960 6,802 −13.9%
1970 7,059 3.8%
1980 9,057 28.3%
1990 9,010 −0.5%
2000 9,369 4.0%
2010 8,729 −6.8%
2018 (est.) 8,315 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,729 people, 3,509 households, and 2,471 families living in the county. The population density was 37.1 inhabitants per square mile (14.3/km2). There were 4,797 housing units at an average density of 20.4 per square mile (7.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 63.2% white, 33.1% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 34.8% were American, 12.6% were Irish, and 6.0% were English.

Of the 3,509 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.6% were non-families, and 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 43.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,666 and the median income for a family was $38,339. Males had a median income of $33,965 versus $23,896 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,263. About 19.3% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.2% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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