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Warren County
Warren County courthouse in Warrenton
Warren County courthouse in Warrenton
Map of Georgia highlighting Warren County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
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Georgia's location within the U.S.
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Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded December 19, 1793; 229 years ago (1793)
Named for Joseph Warren
Seat Warrenton
Largest city Warrenton
Area
 • Total 287 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Land 284 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2)  0.8%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,215
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 10th

Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 United States census, the population was 5,215, a decrease from 2010. The county seat is Warrenton. The county was created on December 19, 1793 and is named after General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 287 square miles (740 km2), of which 284 square miles (740 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.8%) is water.

The north-to-northeastern quarter of Warren County, north of a line between the county's northwestern corner, Norwood, and Camak, is located in the Little River sub-basin of the Savannah River basin. The southeastern quarter, from Camak in the north, and bordered by a northwest-to-southeast line running through Warrenton, is located in the Brier Creek sub-basin of the larger Savannah River basin. The western half of the county, west of Warrenton, is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin.

Major highways

  • I-20.svg Interstate 20
  • US 278.svg U.S. Route 278
  • By-pass plate.svg
    US 278.svg U.S. Route 278 Bypass
  • Georgia 12.svg State Route 12
  • Georgia 12 Bypass.svg State Route 12 Bypass
  • Georgia 16.svg State Route 16
  • Georgia 17.svg State Route 17
  • Georgia 17 Connector.svg State Route 17 Connector
  • Georgia 80.svg State Route 80
  • Georgia 80 Alternate.svg State Route 80 Alternate
  • Georgia 123.svg State Route 123
  • Georgia 171.svg State Route 171
  • Georgia 223.svg State Route 223
  • Georgia 402.svg State Route 402 (unsigned designation for I-20)

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 8,329
1810 8,725 4.8%
1820 10,630 21.8%
1830 10,946 3.0%
1840 9,789 −10.6%
1850 12,425 26.9%
1860 9,820 −21.0%
1870 10,545 7.4%
1880 10,885 3.2%
1890 10,957 0.7%
1900 11,463 4.6%
1910 11,860 3.5%
1920 11,828 −0.3%
1930 11,181 −5.5%
1940 10,236 −8.5%
1950 8,779 −14.2%
1960 7,360 −16.2%
1970 6,669 −9.4%
1980 6,583 −1.3%
1990 6,078 −7.7%
2000 6,336 4.2%
2010 5,834 −7.9%
2020 5,261 −9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,834 people, 2,315 households, and 1,582 families living in the county. The population density was 20.5 inhabitants per square mile (7.9/km2). There were 2,985 housing units at an average density of 10.5 per square mile (4.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 61.7% black or African American, 36.9% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 33.5% were American, and 6.3% were English.

Of the 2,315 households, 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 23.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families, and 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 42.9 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,043 and the median income for a family was $36,925. Males had a median income of $33,349 versus $21,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,987. About 20.5% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.4% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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