Floyd County
Floyd County Administration Building
Map of Georgia highlighting Floyd County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°16′N 85°13′W / 34.26°N 85.22°W / 34.26; -85.22
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 3, 1832; 190 years ago (1832)
Named forJohn Floyd
SeatRome
Largest cityRome
Area
 • Total518 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 • Land510 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Water8.6 sq mi (22 km2)  1.7%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total98,584[1]
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district14th
Websitewww.romefloyd.com

Floyd County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 98,584.[2][3] The county seat is Rome.[4]

Floyd County comprises the Rome, GA metropolitan statistical area.

History

The county was established on December 3, 1832, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, and was created from land that was part of Cherokee County at the time.[5] The county is named after United States Congressman John Floyd.[6][7]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 518 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 510 sq mi (1,300 km2) are land and 8.6 sq mi (22 km2) (1.7%) are covered by water.[8]

The northern third of Floyd County is located in the Oostanaula River sub-basin of the ACT River Basin (Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin). The eastern third of the county is located in the Etowah River sub-basin of the larger ACT River Basin, while the western third of Floyd County is located in the Upper Coosa River sub-basin of the same ACT River Basin.[9]

Lakes and reservoirs

Lake Conasauga

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Transportation

Major highways

Pedestrians and cycling

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18404,441
18508,20584.8%
186015,19585.2%
187017,23013.4%
188024,41841.7%
189028,39116.3%
190033,11316.6%
191036,73610.9%
192039,8418.5%
193048,66722.2%
194056,14115.4%
195062,89912.0%
196069,1309.9%
197073,7426.7%
198079,8008.2%
199081,2511.8%
200090,56511.5%
201096,3176.4%
202098,5842.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2019[2] 2020[14]

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States Census, 90,565 people, 34,028 households, and 24,227 were families living in the county. The population density was 176 people per square mile (68/km2). The 36,615 housing units averaged 71 per square mile (28/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 81.34% White, 13.31% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. About 5.50% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 34,028 households, 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55, and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was distributed as 24.60% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,615, and for a family was $42,302. Males had a median income of $31,659 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,808. About 10.80% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, 96,317 people, 35,930 households, and 24,916 families were living in the county.[15] The population density was 188.9 inhabitants per square mile (72.9/km2). The 40,551 housing units had an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7/km2).[16] The racial makeup of the county was 76.9% White, 14.2% African American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.3% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 16.2% were English, 13.3% were American, 12.4% were Irish, and 6.8% were German.[17]

Of the 35,930 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were not families; 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58, and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 37.6 years.[15]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,066, and for a family was $49,310. Males had a median income of $40,269 versus $29,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,640. About 13.3% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.[18]

2020 census

Floyd County racial composition[19]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 67,747 68.72%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 13,940 14.14%
Native American 191 0.19%
Asian 1,287 1.31%
Pacific Islander 24 0.02%
Other/Mixed 3,929 3.99%
Hispanic or Latino 11,466 11.63%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 98,584 people, 35,443 households, and 23,561 families residing in the county.

Government

The county government is housed in the Floyd County Administration Building in Rome, Georgia, the county seat. This was the former US Post Office and Courthouse.

The county has a council-manager form of government, with five county council members elected at-large. Two members are elected as representatives of the city of Rome and must reside there; the other three are elected from the county as residents outside the city limits. The at-large voting tends to reward candidates who can muster majority votes from across the whole county, which requires more money and organization for campaigns. The council hires a professional county manager to manage daily operations.

United States presidential election results for Floyd County, Georgia[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 28,906 69.92% 11,917 28.83% 518 1.25%
2016 24,114 69.17% 9,159 26.27% 1,587 4.55%
2012 22,733 69.04% 9,640 29.28% 554 1.68%
2008 23,132 67.40% 10,691 31.15% 499 1.45%
2004 21,400 67.56% 10,038 31.69% 238 0.75%
2000 16,194 60.37% 10,282 38.33% 349 1.30%
1996 12,426 48.96% 10,464 41.23% 2,488 9.80%
1992 12,378 44.43% 11,614 41.69% 3,868 13.88%
1988 14,697 62.85% 8,548 36.55% 141 0.60%
1984 15,437 63.50% 8,873 36.50% 0 0.00%
1980 9,220 39.07% 13,710 58.10% 666 2.82%
1976 7,713 33.73% 15,151 66.27% 0 0.00%
1972 15,485 82.12% 3,372 17.88% 0 0.00%
1968 7,470 34.72% 4041 18.78% 10,001 46.49%
1964 9,849 52.85% 8,750 46.95% 37 0.20%
1960 6,108 45.39% 7,350 54.61% 0 0.00%
1956 5,955 47.31% 6,633 52.69% 0 0.00%
1952 4,532 34.84% 8,477 65.16% 0 0.00%
1948 1,689 22.19% 5,247 68.94% 675 8.87%
1944 1,123 19.08% 4,764 80.92% 0 0.00%
1940 912 14.12% 5,528 85.56% 21 0.33%
1936 612 10.00% 5,499 89.87% 8 0.13%
1932 300 6.42% 4,342 92.94% 30 0.64%
1928 1,730 53.66% 1,494 46.34% 0 0.00%
1924 470 18.05% 1,922 73.81% 212 8.14%
1920 667 25.75% 1,923 74.25% 0 0.00%
1916 386 15.00% 2,137 83.05% 50 1.94%
1912 374 16.44% 1,838 80.79% 63 2.77%


Education

Colleges and universities

Primary and secondary schools

Floyd County School District operates schools in most of the county.[21] Its high schools are Armuchee High School, Coosa High School, Model High School, and Pepperell High School.

Rome City School District serves areas in the Rome city limits.[21] Rome High School is its high school.

Private schools

Law enforcement

The Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center, part of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, is in Rome.[22]

As of 2022 the Floyd County Sheriff's Office employs 162 people.[23] The current Floyd County Jail was built in 1982 and renovated in 1996. It is the largest building owned by the county government, being 256 thousand square feet in area. In 2020, the jail's average daily population was 507 inmates.[24]

Notable people

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ US 2020 Census Bureau report, Floyd County, Georgia
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  3. ^ US 2020 Census Bureau report, Floyd County, Georgia
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties accessed June 10, 2012
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 127.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 79. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 22, 2014.
  14. ^ US 2020 Census Bureau report, Floyd County, Georgia
  15. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  17. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  18. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  19. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  20. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  21. ^ a b "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Floyd County, GA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2021. - Text list
  22. ^ "Bob Richards RYDC". Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  23. ^ "Government". Floyd County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  24. ^ "Jail Operations". Floyd County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  25. ^ "Linda Anderson". NPR. April 7, 2019. Archived from the original on April 7, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2021.

Coordinates: 34°16′N 85°13′W / 34.26°N 85.22°W / 34.26; -85.22