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Coweta County, Georgia

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Coweta County is a county located in the state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 89,215. The county's explosive growth is evident with a population of 105,376 according to the 2004 U.S. Census Estimate. The county's county seat is Newnan, Georgia6. Coweta County is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14 of 1826.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,155 km² (446 mi²). 1,146 km² (443 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.75% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 89,215 people, 31,442 households, and 24,713 families residing in the county. The population density is 78/km² (202/mi²). There are 33,182 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (75/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.86% White, 17.97% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 3.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 31,442 households out of which 39.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% are married couples living together, 12.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.40% are non-families. 17.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.81 and the average family size is 3.17.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $52,706, and the median income for a family is $58,750. Males have a median income of $41,369 versus $27,322 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,949. 7.80% of the population and 6.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.60% of those under the age of 18 and 10.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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