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Twiggs County, Georgia
Twiggs County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Twiggs County Courthouse, Jeffersonville
Map of Georgia highlighting Twiggs 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 December 14, 1809; 212 years ago (1809)
Named for John Twiggs
Seat Jeffersonville
Largest city Jeffersonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

363 sq mi (940 km²)
358 sq mi (927 km²)
4.2 sq mi (11 km²), 1.2%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

8,022
25/sq mi (10/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.twiggscounty.us

Courthouse in 2015

Twiggs County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 8,022.[1] The county seat is Jeffersonville.[2] The county was created on December 14, 1809, and named for American Revolutionary War general John Twiggs.[3]

Twiggs County is included in the Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Twiggs County Courthouse is located in Jeffersonville.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 363 square miles (940 km2), of which 358 square miles (930 km2) is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) (1.2%) is water.[4]

Due to its location on the fall line, the county boasts a diverse geography. Northern parts of the county tend to be hillier, being part of the Piedmont region, and southern parts of the county tend to be flatter, being part of the upper Atlantic coastal plain.

The geographical center of Georgia lies in Twiggs County — off Bullard Road near Old Marion.[5]

The southwestern and central portion of Twiggs County, south of Dry Branch and west of Jeffersonville, is located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. A narrow northwestern portion of the county, from just north to southwest of Dry Branch, is located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The entire eastern edge of the county is located in the Lower Oconee River sub-basin of the same Altamaha River basin, with a small triangular portion of Twiggs County, south of Interstate 16 and west of Danville, located in the Little Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the same larger Altamaha River basin.[6]

Major highways[]

  • I-16.svg Interstate 16
  • US 23.svg U.S. Route 23
  • US 80.svg U.S. Route 80
  • Alternate plate.svg
    US 129.svg U.S. Route 129 Alternate
  • Georgia 18.svg State Route 18
  • Georgia 19.svg State Route 19
  • Georgia 57.svg State Route 57
  • Georgia 87.svg State Route 87
  • Georgia 96.svg State Route 96
  • Georgia 112.svg State Route 112
  • Georgia 358.svg State Route 358
  • Georgia 404.svg State Route 404 (unsigned designation for I-16)
  • Georgia 540.svg State Route 540 (Fall Line Freeway)

Adjacent counties[]

National protected area[]

  • Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (part)

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 3,405
1820 10,640 212.5%
1830 8,031 −24.5%
1840 8,422 4.9%
1850 8,179 −2.9%
1860 8,320 1.7%
1870 8,545 2.7%
1880 8,918 4.4%
1890 8,195 −8.1%
1900 8,716 6.4%
1910 10,736 23.2%
1920 10,407 −3.1%
1930 8,372 −19.6%
1940 9,117 8.9%
1950 8,308 −8.9%
1960 7,935 −4.5%
1970 8,222 3.6%
1980 9,354 13.8%
1990 9,806 4.8%
2000 10,590 8.0%
2010 9,023 −14.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2020[1]

2000 census[]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 10,590 people, 3,832 households, and 2,862 families living in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km2). There were 4,291 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 54.88% White, 43.65% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,832 households, out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 17.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.00% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,608, and the median income for a family was $38,715. Males had a median income of $31,141 versus $22,057 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,259. About 15.50% of families and 19.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.20% of those under age 18 and 25.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,023 people, 3,634 households, and 2,492 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 25.2 inhabitants per square mile (9.7 /km2). There were 4,235 housing units at an average density of 11.8 per square mile (4.6 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 56.8% white, 41.3% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 11.1% were American, and 8.4% were English.[14]

Of the 3,634 households, 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families, and 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 45.0 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $26,521 and the median income for a family was $31,324. Males had a median income of $38,886 versus $25,446 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,904. About 17.3% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.[15]

2020 census[]

Twiggs County racial composition[16]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 4,487 55.93%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,099 38.63%
Native American 16 0.2%
Asian 37 0.46%
Other/Mixed 259 3.23%
Hispanic or Latino 124 1.55%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,022 people, 3,044 households, and 1,838 families residing in the county.

Education[]

  • Twiggs Academy
  • Twiggs County Comprehensive Middle/High School
  • Jefersonville Elementary

Communities[]

  • Allentown
  • Danville
  • Dry Branch
  • Jeffersonville

Notable people[]

  • Philip Cook, Confederate general in the Civil War and postbellum U.S. Congressman.
  • Darqueze Dennard, cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League and former cornerback for the Michigan State Spartans football team. He was the winner of the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award.
  • Dudley Mays Hughes, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, American politician, farmer and railroad executive.
  • Chuck Leavell, an American musician and current tree farmer in Twiggs County, who was a member of The Allman Brothers Band during the height of their 1970s popularity, a founding member of the jazz-rock combo Sea Level, a frequently-employed session musician, and long-time touring member of The Rolling Stones.

Politics[]

United States presidential election results for Twiggs County, Georgia[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,370 53.33% 2,044 45.99% 30 0.68%
2016 2,035 50.14% 1,971 48.56% 53 1.31%
2012 1,907 45.35% 2,270 53.98% 28 0.67%
2008 2,087 46.15% 2,402 53.12% 33 0.73%
2004 2,112 48.34% 2,220 50.81% 37 0.85%
2000 1,570 43.43% 1,977 54.69% 68 1.88%
1996 958 30.80% 1,927 61.96% 225 7.23%
1992 853 25.15% 2,097 61.82% 442 13.03%
1988 1,261 41.96% 1,730 57.57% 14 0.47%
1984 1,143 39.44% 1,755 60.56% 0 0.00%
1980 747 25.07% 2,213 74.26% 20 0.67%
1976 513 16.94% 2,515 83.06% 0 0.00%
1972 1,363 55.05% 1,113 44.95% 0 0.00%
1968 336 14.51% 812 35.08% 1,167 50.41%
1964 1,178 59.98% 786 40.02% 0 0.00%
1960 263 23.74% 845 76.26% 0 0.00%
1956 168 14.36% 1,002 85.64% 0 0.00%
1952 191 15.03% 1,080 84.97% 0 0.00%
1948 55 6.75% 359 44.05% 401 49.20%
1944 170 27.11% 457 72.89% 0 0.00%
1940 91 11.18% 723 88.82% 0 0.00%
1936 57 10.38% 491 89.44% 1 0.18%
1932 15 2.26% 646 97.29% 3 0.45%
1928 74 11.47% 571 88.53% 0 0.00%
1924 39 8.02% 417 85.80% 30 6.17%
1920 44 13.88% 273 86.12% 0 0.00%
1916 15 3.75% 365 91.25% 20 5.00%
1912 3 0.92% 310 95.09% 13 3.99%
1908 73 18.48% 301 76.20% 21 5.32%
1904 30 7.03% 378 88.52% 19 4.45%
1900 56 14.78% 321 84.70% 2 0.53%
1896 128 24.38% 397 75.62% 0 0.00%
1892 235 23.08% 435 42.73% 348 34.18%
1888 157 34.13% 299 65.00% 4 0.87%
1884 164 37.96% 268 62.04% 0 0.00%
1880 362 64.87% 196 35.13% 0 0.00%



See also[]

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

References[]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13289.html. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins. Macon, GA: Winship Press. pp. 234. ISBN 0-915430-00-2. http://www.kenkrakow.com/gpn/t.pdf. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/gazetteer-files.html. 
  5. ^ "Historical Markers by County - GeorgiaInfo". University Association of Georgia. http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/topics/historical_markers/county/twiggs/geographic-center-of-georgia. 
  6. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US13289. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US13289. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US13289. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US13289. 
  16. ^ "Explore Census Data". https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?g=0500000US13289&tid=DECENNIALPL2020.P2. 
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

Coordinates: 32°40′N 83°26′W / 32.67, -83.43


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