Candler County
Candler County Courthouse, in Metter
Map of Georgia highlighting Candler County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°24′N 82°04′W / 32.4°N 82.07°W / 32.4; -82.07
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1914; 108 years ago (1914)
Named forAllen D. Candler
SeatMetter
Largest cityMetter
Area
 • Total249 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Land243 sq mi (630 km2)
 • Water5.8 sq mi (15 km2)  2.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
10,803
 • Density45/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district12th
Websitemetter-candler.com

Candler County is a county located in the southeastern part of 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]

Geography

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]

The majority of Candler County is located in the Canoochee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin. The western edge of the county, west of State Route 57, is located in the Ohoopee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19209,228
19308,991−2.6%
19409,1031.2%
19508,063−11.4%
19606,672−17.3%
19706,412−3.9%
19807,51817.2%
19907,7443.0%
20009,57723.7%
201010,99814.8%
2019 (est.)10,803[6]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2019[1]

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 9,577 people, 3,375 households, and 2,426 families living 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.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,998 people, 4,041 households, and 2,793 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 45.3 inhabitants per square mile (17.5/km2). There were 4,761 housing units at an average density of 19.6 per square mile (7.6/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 65.9% white, 24.4% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 8.0% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 11.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 10.6% were Irish, 9.4% were English, 8.2% were German, and 4.6% were American.[14]

Of the 4,041 households, 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.9% were non-families, and 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.15. The median age was 37.6 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $35,828 and the median income for a family was $39,105. Males had a median income of $31,348 versus $23,044 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,068. About 18.5% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.[15]

2020 census

Candler County racial composition[16]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 6,567 59.8%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,681 24.41%
Native American 19 0.17%
Asian 63 0.57%
Pacific Islander 3 0.03%
Other/Mixed 270 2.46%
Hispanic or Latino 1,378 12.55%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,981 people, 4,013 households, and 2,775 families residing in the county.

Education

Main article: Metter, Georgia § Education

Communities

City

Town

Politics

United States presidential election results for Candler County, Georgia[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 3,133 70.71% 1,269 28.64% 29 0.65%
2016 2,664 70.79% 1,026 27.27% 73 1.94%
2012 2,344 66.38% 1,157 32.77% 30 0.85%
2008 2,286 64.91% 1,209 34.33% 27 0.77%
2004 2,048 64.91% 1,096 34.74% 11 0.35%
2000 1,643 60.36% 1,053 38.68% 26 0.96%
1996 1,131 45.22% 1,097 43.86% 273 10.92%
1992 1,014 36.81% 1,192 43.27% 549 19.93%
1988 1,261 58.82% 877 40.90% 6 0.28%
1984 1,497 59.62% 1,014 40.38% 0 0.00%
1980 1,030 42.54% 1,358 56.09% 33 1.36%
1976 646 31.76% 1,388 68.24% 0 0.00%
1972 1,427 85.71% 238 14.29% 0 0.00%
1968 552 19.98% 587 21.25% 1,624 58.78%
1964 1,710 68.26% 795 31.74% 0 0.00%
1960 433 31.47% 943 68.53% 0 0.00%
1956 308 23.62% 996 76.38% 0 0.00%
1952 422 22.57% 1,448 77.43% 0 0.00%
1948 125 12.41% 589 58.49% 293 29.10%
1944 138 17.45% 653 82.55% 0 0.00%
1940 63 7.75% 748 92.00% 2 0.25%
1936 80 7.44% 992 92.28% 3 0.28%
1932 13 2.65% 476 97.14% 1 0.20%
1928 133 24.45% 411 75.55% 0 0.00%
1924 14 5.20% 241 89.59% 14 5.20%
1920 68 9.18% 673 90.82% 0 0.00%
1916 28 5.96% 442 94.04% 0 0.00%
1912 104 18.81% 443 80.11% 6 1.08%


See also

References

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