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Talbot County Courthouse and Confederate Monument in Talbotton
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 14, 1827|
|Named for||Matthew Talbot|
|• Total||395 sq mi (1,020 km2)|
|• Land||391 sq mi (1,010 km2)|
|• Water||3.4 sq mi (9 km2) 0.9%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||18/sq mi (7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Talbot County was created from a portion of Muscogee County by a December 14, 1827 act of the Georgia General Assembly. It was named after the late Georgia governor Matthew Talbot. Taylor County was created from a portion of Talbot County in 1852.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 391 square miles (1,010 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.9%) is water.
The northeastern three-quarters of Talbot County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. The southwestern quarter, west of Junction City, is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Walter F. George Lake sub-basin, while a narrow sliver of the western border, east of Waverly Hall, is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding sub-basin.
- Upson County - northeast
- Taylor County - southeast
- Marion County - south
- Chattahoochee County - south
- Muscogee County - west
- Harris County - west
- Meriwether County - north
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||3,056||53.31%|
|Hispanic or Latino||112||1.95%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,733 people, 2,809 households, and 1,849 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,865 people, 2,832 households, and 1,904 families residing in the county. The population density was 17.5 inhabitants per square mile (6.8/km2). There were 3,399 housing units at an average density of 8.7 per square mile (3.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 59.2% black or African American, 39.0% white, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 10.4% were Irish, 7.6% were English, 5.8% were Subsaharan African, and 2.7% were American.
Of the 2,832 households, 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.8% were non-families, and 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 45.6 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,873 and the median income for a family was $43,694. Males had a median income of $41,651 versus $24,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,007. About 18.2% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.7% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Box Springs
The Talbot County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of one building with 48 full-time teachers and 792 students. The district headquarters is in Talbotton.
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