Dooly County
Dooly County Courthouse in Vienna
Map of Georgia highlighting Dooly 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°10′N 83°48′W / 32.16°N 83.8°W / 32.16; -83.8
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedMay 15, 1821; 202 years ago (1821-05-15)
Named forJohn Dooly
SeatVienna
Largest cityVienna
Area
 • Total397 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Land392 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Water5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  1.3%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total11,208
 • Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitedoolycountyga.com

Dooly County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 11,208.[1] The county seat is Vienna.[2] The county was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on May 15, 1821, and named for Colonel John Dooly,[3] a Georgia American Revolutionary War fighter. It was one of the original landlot counties created from land ceded from the Creek Nation.

The entire county of Crisp and parts of Macon, Pulaski, Turner, Wilcox and Worth counties were formed from Dooly's original borders.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 397 square miles (1,030 km2), of which 392 square miles (1,020 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (1.3%) is water.[4] The county is located in the upper Atlantic coastal plain region of the state.

The western two-thirds of Dooly County, from west of Unadilla south to Pinehurst, then to the southeastern corner of the county, is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The northeastern and eastern portion of Dooly County is located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The very southeastern corner of the county is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Communities

Cities

Towns

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
18302,135
18404,427107.4%
18508,36188.9%
18608,9176.6%
18709,7909.8%
188012,42026.9%
189018,14646.1%
190026,56746.4%
191020,554−22.6%
192020,522−0.2%
193018,025−12.2%
194016,886−6.3%
195014,159−16.1%
196011,474−19.0%
197010,404−9.3%
198010,8264.1%
19909,901−8.5%
200011,52516.4%
201014,91829.4%
202011,208−24.9%
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]
Dooly County, Georgia – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[16] Pop 2020[17] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 6,461 4,611 43.31% 41.14%
Black or African American alone (NH) 7,381 5,540 49.48% 49.43%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 16 17 0.11% 0.15%
Asian alone (NH) 93 51 0.62% 0.46%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 3 2 0.02% 0.02%
Other race alone (NH) 6 14 0.04% 0.12%
Mixed race or Multiracial (NH) 96 176 0.64% 1.57%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 862 797 5.78% 7.11%
Total 14,918 11,208 100.00% 100.00%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 11,208 people, 5,020 households, and 3,350 families residing in the county.

Economy

The Big Pig Jig, Georgia's official State Barbecue Cooking Championship, is held annually in Fall in Dooly County and attracts a national audience. The county is also notable for cotton and peanut production.

Education

Main article: Vienna, Georgia § Education

Politics

United States presidential election results for Dooly County, Georgia[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,159 52.58% 1,911 46.54% 36 0.88%
2016 1,951 50.56% 1,872 48.51% 36 0.93%
2012 1,985 46.14% 2,285 53.11% 32 0.74%
2008 1,991 47.85% 2,138 51.38% 32 0.77%
2004 1,853 48.18% 1,973 51.30% 20 0.52%
2000 1,588 45.11% 1,901 54.01% 31 0.88%
1996 990 31.33% 1,951 61.74% 219 6.93%
1992 1,034 30.53% 1,993 58.84% 360 10.63%
1988 1,386 45.88% 1,613 53.39% 22 0.73%
1984 1,435 45.40% 1,726 54.60% 0 0.00%
1980 1,083 30.93% 2,364 67.50% 55 1.57%
1976 655 21.16% 2,441 78.84% 0 0.00%
1972 1,904 76.34% 590 23.66% 0 0.00%
1968 454 14.48% 879 28.03% 1,803 57.49%
1964 1,662 53.05% 1,471 46.95% 0 0.00%
1960 220 11.26% 1,733 88.74% 0 0.00%
1956 174 8.59% 1,851 91.41% 0 0.00%
1952 197 10.05% 1,764 89.95% 0 0.00%
1948 22 3.37% 577 88.50% 53 8.13%
1944 87 9.33% 845 90.67% 0 0.00%
1940 124 9.27% 1,209 90.43% 4 0.30%
1936 41 2.97% 1,339 97.03% 0 0.00%
1932 8 0.70% 1,139 98.96% 4 0.35%
1928 156 17.33% 744 82.67% 0 0.00%
1924 45 7.06% 590 92.62% 2 0.31%
1920 39 6.69% 544 93.31% 0 0.00%
1916 31 4.04% 737 95.96% 0 0.00%
1912 33 5.10% 609 94.13% 5 0.77%

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Dooly County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108.
  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 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "1880 Census Population by Counties 1790-1800" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 1880.
  8. ^ "1910 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 1910.
  9. ^ "1930 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 1930.
  10. ^ "1940 Census of Population - Georgia" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 1940.
  11. ^ "1950 Census of Population - Georgia -" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 1950.
  12. ^ "1980 Census of Population - Number of Inhabitants - Georgia" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 1980.
  13. ^ "2000 Census of Population - Population and Housing Unit Counts - Georgia" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000.
  14. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  15. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  16. ^ "P2: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Dooly County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.
  17. ^ "P2: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Dooly County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 19, 2018.

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