31°10′N 83°26′W / 31.167°N 83.433°W / 31.167; -83.433

Cook County
Cook County Courthouse in Adel
Cook County Courthouse in Adel
Map of Georgia highlighting Cook County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°10′00″N 83°26′00″W / 31.1667°N 83.4333°W / 31.1667; -83.4333
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1918; 106 years ago (1918)
Named forPhilip Cook
SeatAdel
Largest cityAdel
Area
 • Total233 sq mi (600 km2)
 • Land227 sq mi (590 km2)
 • Water6.0 sq mi (16 km2)  2.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total17,229
 • Density76/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.cookcountyga.us

Cook County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 17,229.[1] The county seat is Adel.[2] The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 30, 1918, and ratified November 5, 1918. It is named for former Civil War general Philip Cook of the Confederate States Army.[3]

Reed Bingham State Park is in Cook County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 233 square miles (600 km2), of which 227 square miles (590 km2) is land and 6.0 square miles (16 km2) (2.6%) is water.[4]

The western half of Cook County, located roughly west of Interstate 75, is located in the Little River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin. The eastern half of the county is located in the Withlacoochee River sub-basin of the same Suwannee River basin.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Communities

City

Towns

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
192011,180
193011,3111.2%
194011,9195.4%
195012,2012.4%
196011,822−3.1%
197012,1292.6%
198013,49011.2%
199013,456−0.3%
200015,77117.2%
201017,2129.1%
202017,2290.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1880[7]1890-1910[8]
1920-1930[9] 1930-1940[10]
1940-1950[11] 1960-1980[12]
1980-2000[13] 2010[14]
Cook County racial composition as of 2020[15]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 10,658 61.86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4,753 27.59%
Native American 29 0.17%
Asian 100 0.58%
Pacific Islander 4 0.02%
Other/Mixed 551 3.2%
Hispanic or Latino 1,134 6.58%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 17,229 people, 6,217 households, and 4,243 families residing in the county.

Education

It is within the Cook County School District. It operates Cook County High School.

Politics

United States presidential election results for Cook County, Georgia[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 4,900 69.63% 2,059 29.26% 78 1.11%
2016 4,176 68.68% 1,753 28.83% 151 2.48%
2012 3,935 65.14% 2,042 33.80% 64 1.06%
2008 3,782 64.00% 2,075 35.12% 52 0.88%
2004 3,065 63.56% 1,733 35.94% 24 0.50%
2000 2,279 57.78% 1,639 41.56% 26 0.66%
1996 1,354 39.74% 1,780 52.25% 273 8.01%
1992 1,318 36.56% 1,731 48.02% 556 15.42%
1988 1,555 55.69% 1,226 43.91% 11 0.39%
1984 1,860 55.19% 1,510 44.81% 0 0.00%
1980 1,188 32.25% 2,461 66.80% 35 0.95%
1976 670 18.86% 2,882 81.14% 0 0.00%
1972 2,135 80.26% 525 19.74% 0 0.00%
1968 521 14.62% 605 16.98% 2,438 68.41%
1964 2,058 60.62% 1,337 39.38% 0 0.00%
1960 399 17.10% 1,935 82.90% 0 0.00%
1956 245 10.45% 2,100 89.55% 0 0.00%
1952 395 14.41% 2,347 85.59% 0 0.00%
1948 123 7.81% 1,192 75.73% 259 16.45%
1944 204 15.01% 1,155 84.99% 0 0.00%
1940 143 13.19% 941 86.81% 0 0.00%
1936 117 6.44% 1,697 93.45% 2 0.11%
1932 25 1.74% 1,408 97.78% 7 0.49%
1928 237 25.59% 689 74.41% 0 0.00%
1924 44 7.57% 502 86.40% 35 6.02%
1920 303 53.82% 260 46.18% 0 0.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Cook County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 51. ISBN 0-915430-00-2. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 10, 2003.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Archived from the original on October 3, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "1880 Census Population by Counties 1790-1800" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1880.
  8. ^ "1910 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1910.
  9. ^ "1930 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1930.
  10. ^ "1940 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1940.
  11. ^ "1950 Census of Population - Georgia -" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1950.
  12. ^ "1980 Census of Population - Number of Inhabitants - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 1980.
  13. ^ "2000 Census of Population - Population and Housing Unit Counts - Georgia" (PDF). US Census Bureau. 2000.
  14. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  15. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 19, 2018.