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Talbot County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Talbot County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 14, 1827
Seat Talbotton
Largest City Talbotton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

395 sq mi (1,023 km²)
391 sq mi (1,013 km²)
3.4 sq mi (9 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,865
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://talbotcountyga.org/
Named for: Matthew Talbot

Talbot County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The 2010 census showed a population of 6,865. The county seat and largest city is Talbotton.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • Alternate plate.svg
    US 27.svg U.S. Route 27 Alternate
  • US 80.svg U.S. Route 80
  • Georgia 22.svg State Route 22
  • Georgia 36.svg State Route 36
  • Georgia 41.svg State Route 41
  • Georgia 85.svg State Route 85
  • Georgia 85 Alternate.svg State Route 85 Alternate
  • Georgia 96.svg State Route 96
  • Georgia 116.svg State Route 116
  • Georgia 190.svg State Route 190
  • Georgia 208.svg State Route 208
  • Georgia 240.svg State Route 240
  • Georgia 315.svg State Route 315
  • Georgia 540.svg State Route 540 (Fall Line Freeway) (future)

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 5,940
1840 15,627 163.1%
1850 16,534 5.8%
1860 13,616 −17.6%
1870 11,913 −12.5%
1880 14,115 18.5%
1890 13,258 −6.1%
1900 12,197 −8.0%
1910 11,696 −4.1%
1920 11,158 −4.6%
1930 8,458 −24.2%
1940 8,141 −3.7%
1950 7,687 −5.6%
1960 7,127 −7.3%
1970 6,625 −7.0%
1980 6,536 −1.3%
1990 6,524 −0.2%
2000 6,498 −0.4%
2010 6,865 5.6%
Est. 2015 6,337 −7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

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.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

  • Box Springs
  • Centerville
  • O'Neals
  • Tax
  • Roughedge
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