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Glynn County, Georgia

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Glynn County is a county located in the state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 67,568. The county's county seat is Brunswick, Georgia6.

The county, one of the original eight counties in the state, was named after John Glynn, a member of the British House of Commons who defended the cause of the American Colonies before the American Revolution.

Glynn county includes the most prominent of the sea islands of Georgia, including Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. The Georgia poet Sidney Lanier immortalized the seacoast there in his poem, "The Marshes of Glynn" (http://www.dot.state.ga.us/specialsubjects/roadconstruction/sidney/glynn.shtml), which begins:

Glooms of the live-oaks, beautiful-braided and woven
With intricate shades of the vines that myriad-cloven
Clamber the forks of the multiform boughs,--
Emerald twilights,--
Virginal shy lights,
Wrought of the leaves to allure to the whisper of vows,
When lovers pace timidly down through the green colonnades
Of the dim sweet woods, of the dear dark woods,
Of the heavenly woods and glades,
That run to the radiant marginal sand-beach within
The wide sea-marshes of Glynn;--

The former Glynco Naval Air Station, named for the county, was a major base for blimps and anti-submarine warfare during World War 2. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) now uses a substantial part of the former NAS as its main campus.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,516 km² (585 mi²). 1,094 km² (422 mi²) of it is land and 422 km² (163 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 27.82% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 67,568 people, 27,208 households, and 18,392 families residing in the county. The population density is 62/km² (160/mi²). There are 32,636 housing units at an average density of 30/km² (77/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.66% White, 26.45% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 27,208 households out of which 30.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.50% are married couples living together, 14.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% are non-families. 27.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $38,765, and the median income for a family is $46,984. Males have a median income of $34,363 versus $23,558 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,707. 15.10% of the population and 11.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.10% of those under the age of 18 and 11.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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