Chattahoochee County, Georgia

Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Chattahoochee County Courthouse in Cusseta

Location in the state of Georgia

Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Named for Chattahoochee River
Seat Cusseta
Largest city Cusseta
Area
 • Total 251 sq mi (650 km2)
 • Land 249 sq mi (645 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 11,267
 • Density 45/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .us.ugocccwww

Chattahoochee County, also known as Cusseta-Chattahoochee County,[1] is a [1][4] The county was created on February 13, 1854.

Chattahoochee County is included in the Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
  • Communities 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The Georgia General Assembly created Chattahoochee County on February 13, 1854, from portions of Marion counties. It is named for the Chattahoochee River that forms its western boundary. The county seat was named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town that once existed nearby. In 2004-2005, the US Census Bureau reported a 6.2% population decline, making top on the national list of counties with shrinking population.

The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Georgia.

Geography

According to the Flint River basin and the Chattahoochee River basin.

Major highways

  • U.S. Route 27
  • U.S. Route 280
  • State Route 1
  • State Route 26
  • State Route 355
  • State Route 520

Adjacent counties

  • Muscogee County (north)
  • Talbot County (northeast)
  • Marion County (east)
  • Stewart County (south)
  • Russell County, Alabama (west/CST Border except for Phenix City as the city is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Area.)

Demographics

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 14,882 people, 2,932 households, and 2,624 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23/km²). There were 3,316 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.08% White, 29.92% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 5.18% from other races, and 3.77% from two or more races. 10.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,932 households out of which 64.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.30% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.50% were non-families. 8.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.64.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 27.90% from 18 to 24, 36.40% from 25 to 44, 5.50% from 45 to 64, and 1.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 171.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 217.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,106, and the median income for a family was $38,313. Males had a median income of $21,975 versus $20,648 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,049. About 8.90% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Communities

  • Cusseta
  • Fort Benning South

See also

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Chattahoochee County, Georgia

References

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External links

  • ArchiveColumbus Enquirer Digital Library of Georgia

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