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Troup County, Georgia

 Founded Troup County, Georgia Map Location in the state of Georgia Georgia's location in the U.S. Statistics June 9, 1826 LaGrange 446 sq mi (1,155 km²)414 sq mi (1,072 km²)32 sq mi (0 km²), 58,779 Eastern: UTC-5/-4 Website: www.troupcountyga.org Named for: George Troup

Troup County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, 58,779 people lived there. The 2007 census estimate showed 63,535 people living there.[1] The county seat is LaGrange.[2]

History

The land that makes up Troup County as well as other (Lee, Muscogee, Coweta and Carroll) was taken from the Creek people in 1825. This was done through a treaty called the Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' area were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826. They were not named until December 14, 1826.

The county is named for George Troup.[3] Troup was the thirty-fourth governor of Georgia, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and a U.S. senator.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,155 km²). Of this area, 414 square miles (1,072 km²) is land and 32 square miles (83 km²) of it (7.19%) is water.

Demographics

As of the 2000 census,[4] there were 58,779 people, 21,920 households, and 15,607 families residing in the county. The population density was 142 people per square mile (55/km²). There were 23,824 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile (22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.80% White, 31.87% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.71% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,920 households. Of these, 34.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.10% were married couples living together, 17.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the people were spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,469, and the median income for a family was$41,891. Males had a median income of $31,863 versus$22,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was \$17,626. About 12.20% of families and 14.80% of the people were below the poverty line, including 20.70% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

References

1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
2. "TROUP, George Michael, (1780 - 1856)". Biographical Director of the United States Congress.
3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.