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Candler County, Georgia
Courthouse of Candler County, Georgia.jpg
Candler County courthouse in Metter
Map of Georgia highlighting Candler 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 1914
Named for Allen D. Candler
Seat Metter
Largest city Metter
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

249 sq mi (645 km²)
243 sq mi (629 km²)
5.8 sq mi (15 km²), 2.3%
 - (2010)
 - Density

45/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Candler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,998.[1] The county seat is Metter.[2] The county was founded in 1914 and named for Allen D. Candler, the 56th governor of Georgia.[3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 249 square miles (640 km2), of which 243 square miles (630 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (2.3%) is water.[4]

Major highways[]

  • I-16.svg Interstate 16
  • Georgia 23.svg State Route 23
  • Georgia 46.svg State Route 46
  • Georgia 57.svg State Route 57
  • Georgia 121.svg State Route 121
  • Georgia 129.svg State Route 129
  • Georgia 404.svg State Route 404

Adjacent counties[]


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 9,228
1930 8,991 −2.6%
1940 9,103 1.2%
1950 8,063 −11.4%
1960 6,672 −17.3%
1970 6,412 −3.9%
1980 7,518 17.2%
1990 7,744 3.0%
2000 9,577 23.7%
2010 10,998 14.8%
Est. 2013 10,937 14.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 9,577 people, 3,375 households, and 2,426 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 3,893 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.45% White, 27.08% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.16% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 9.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,375 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 14.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,022, and the median income for a family was $30,705. Males had a median income of $24,482 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,958. About 21.40% of families and 26.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.90% of those under age 18 and 22.00% of those age 65 or over.



See also[]

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


External links[]

Coordinates: 32°24′N 82°04′W / 32.40, -82.07

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