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Bulloch County, Georgia
Bulloch county courthouse statesboro georgia 2005.jpg
Seal of Bulloch County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Bulloch County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1796
Named for Archibald Bulloch
Seat Statesboro
Largest city Statesboro
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

689 sq mi (1,785 km²)
673 sq mi (1,743 km²)
16 sq mi (41 km²), 2.3%
 - (2010)
 - Density

104/sq mi (40/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Bulloch County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 70,217.[1] The county seat is Statesboro.[2] The county was created on February 8, 1796 from St. Phillip's parish.[3] It is named after Archibald Bulloch, a South Carolina native who served as Provincial Governor of Georgia. Archibald Bulloch was born in South Carolina but bought a plantation on the Savannah River. Politically active in opposing the British, he became the first provincial governor of Georgia, in January 1776, and was to have been one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence, but thirteen months to the day after taking office, he died, aged forty-six, in mysterious circumstances, probably poisoned. There was no Statesboro in his lifetime, just a terrain of settlers driving out the Creek Indians. [4]

Bulloch County comprises the Statesboro, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Savannah-Hinesville-Statesboro, GA Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 689 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 673 square miles (1,740 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.3%) is water.[5] The terrain is mostly flat, as the county is in the coastal plain region of Georgia. However, the landscape gets slightly hilly in the northwestern and central side of the county. Bulloch County is just southwest of the Ogeechee River and has many other small waterways, ponds, and swamps. Trees like bald cypress are seen in these areas. On higher ground, pine, oak, and many other tree varieties native to the southeastern United States thrive.

Major highways[edit | edit source]

Dirt Road Facts[edit | edit source]

Bulloch County has the most dirt roads in the State of Georgia The roads are also extremely slippery and easy to bog down in, this is due to the large amount of Red Clay and Gumbo Clay in the region. Locally, mud-bogging and driving down dirt roads are on a near sports-like recreation level. Almost every road you see is accompanied by a pickup truck or 4WD ATV's.

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 1,913
1810 2,305 20.5%
1820 2,578 11.8%
1830 2,587 0.3%
1840 3,102 19.9%
1850 4,300 38.6%
1860 5,668 31.8%
1870 5,610 −1.0%
1880 8,053 43.5%
1890 13,712 70.3%
1900 21,377 55.9%
1910 26,464 23.8%
1920 26,133 −1.3%
1930 26,509 1.4%
1940 26,010 −1.9%
1950 24,740 −4.9%
1960 24,263 −1.9%
1970 31,585 30.2%
1980 35,785 13.3%
1990 43,125 20.5%
2000 55,983 29.8%
2010 70,217 25.4%
Est. 2013 71,214 27.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 70,217 people, 23,875 households, and 13,522 families residing in the county. The population density was 104.4 people per square mile. There were 28,794 housing units. The racial makeup of the county was 67.20% White, 27.60% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. 3.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 25,575 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.10% were married couples living together, 13.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.20% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 28.0% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25.9 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,170, and the median income for a family was $43,288. Males had a median income of $36,312 versus $27,474 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,339. About 16.60% of families and 35.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.70% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit | edit source]

Communities[edit | edit source]

Founding Families[edit | edit source]

  • Brannon
  • Donaldson
  • Kirkland
  • Lanier
  • Lee
  • Olliff
  • Williams

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Bulloch County History.
  4. ^ Gray, Michael. Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell. Chicago: Chicago Review, 2009. 125. Print.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 32°23′N 81°44′W / 32.39, -81.74

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