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Atkinson County, Georgia
Atkinson County Courthouse.jpg
Atkinson County Courthouse in Pearson
Map of Georgia highlighting Atkinson 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 August 15, 1917
Named for Williams Yates Atkinson
Seat Pearson
Largest city Pearson
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

345 sq mi (894 km²)
339 sq mi (878 km²)
5.2 sq mi (13 km²), 1.5%
 - (2010)
 - Density

25/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Atkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,375.[1] The county seat is Pearson.[2] The county was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. It is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 345 square miles (890 km2), of which 339 square miles (880 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (1.5%) is water.[3]

Major highways[]

  • US 82.svg U.S. Route 82
  • US 221.svg U.S. Route 221
  • US 441.svg U.S. Route 441
  • Georgia 31.svg State Route 31
  • Georgia 64.svg State Route 64
  • Georgia 89.svg State Route 89
  • Georgia 90.svg State Route 90
  • Georgia 135.svg State Route 135
  • Georgia 520.svg State Route 520

Adjacent counties[]


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 7,656
1930 6,894 −10.0%
1940 7,093 2.9%
1950 7,362 3.8%
1960 6,188 −15.9%
1970 5,879 −5.0%
1980 6,141 4.5%
1990 6,213 1.2%
2000 7,609 22.5%
2010 8,375 10.1%
Est. 2013 8,290 8.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 8,375 people, 2,983 households, and 2,159 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.2% White, 17.3% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 17.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. 24.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,983 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.8 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,682.




  • Pearson
  • Willacoochee

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Axson
  • Guthrie Heights
  • Henderson Still
  • Kirkland
  • Leliaton
  • Oberry
  • Sandy Bottom
  • Morrisville

See also[]

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


External links[]

Coordinates: 31°17′N 82°52′W / 31.29, -82.87

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