is a county
located in the U.S. state
. As of 2000, the population was 38,407. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 41,610
The county seat
The County was created on August 17
, and is named for Nelson Tift
, founder of the Georgia city of Albany
and United States Representative
According to the U.S. Census Bureau
, the county has a total area of 269 square miles
), of which, 265 square miles (686 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (1.42%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 38,407 people, 13,919 households, and 10,105 families residing in the county. The population density
was 145 people per square mile (56/km²). There were 15,411 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.31% White
, 28.02% Black
or African American
, 0.20% Native American
, 0.98% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander
, 4.59% from other races
, and 0.88% from two or more races. 7.67% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 13,919 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 16.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,616, and the median income for a family was $39,083. Males had a median income of $27,874 versus $20,997 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,833. About 15.50% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.00% of those under age 18 and 14.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Census Designated Places (CDP)