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Echols County, Georgia

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Echols County is a county located in the state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 3,754. The county's county seat is Statenville, Georgia6. Statenville is an unusual county seat in that it is not an incorporated town.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,090 km² (421 mi²). 1,047 km² (404 mi²) of it is land and 43 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.96% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,754 people, 1,264 households, and 936 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (9/mi²). There are 1,482 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.14% White, 6.93% Black or African American, 1.15% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 13.69% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 19.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,264 households out of which 38.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% are married couples living together, 10.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% are non-families. 18.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.26.

In the county, the population is spread out with 29.30% under the age of 18, 12.50% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 18.30% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 116.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 114.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $25,851, and the median income for a family is $27,700. Males have a median income of $24,650 versus $17,297 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,727. 28.70% of the population and 22.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.10% are under the age of 18 and 29.80% are 65 or older.

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