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Crisp County, Georgia
Crisp County Courthouse 009.jpg
Crisp County Courthouse in Cordele
Map of Georgia highlighting Crisp 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 1905
Named for Charles Frederick Crisp
Seat Cordele
Largest city Cordele
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

281 sq mi (728 km²)
273 sq mi (707 km²)
8.4 sq mi (22 km²), 3.0%
 - (2010)
 - Density

86/sq mi (33/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Crisp County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,439.[1] The county seat is Cordele.[2] The county was created on August 17, 1905 and named for Charles Frederick Crisp.[3]

Crisp County comprises the Cordele, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 281 square miles (730 km2), of which 273 square miles (710 km2) is land and 8.4 square miles (22 km2) (3.0%) is water.[4]

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Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 16,423
1920 18,914 15.2%
1930 17,343 −8.3%
1940 17,540 1.1%
1950 17,663 0.7%
1960 17,768 0.6%
1970 18,087 1.8%
1980 19,489 7.8%
1990 20,011 2.7%
2000 21,996 9.9%
2010 23,439 6.6%
Est. 2013 23,336 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 21,996 people, 8,337 households, and 5,869 families residing in the county. The population density was 80 people per square mile (31/km²). There were 9,559 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 54.07% White, 43.40% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,337 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 21.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,547, and the median income for a family was $32,747. Males had a median income of $28,595 versus $19,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,695. About 24.60% of families and 29.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.80% of those under age 18 and 24.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°56′N 83°46′W / 31.93, -83.77

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