Glascock County
Glascock County Courthouse in Gibson
Glascock County Courthouse in Gibson
Map of Georgia highlighting Glascock County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°14′N 82°37′W / 33.23°N 82.61°W / 33.23; -82.61
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1857; 165 years ago (1857)
Named forThomas Glascock
SeatGibson
Largest cityGibson
Area
 • Total144 sq mi (370 km2)
 • Land144 sq mi (370 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
2,995
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th
Websitewww.glascockcountyga.com

Glascock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,082,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Georgia. The county seat is Gibson.[2] The county was created on December 19, 1857.[3]

History

The county is named after Thomas Glascock,[4] a soldier in the War of 1812, general in the First Seminole War and U.S. representative.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 144 square miles (370 km2), of which 144 square miles (370 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5] It is the fourth-smallest county in Georgia by area.

The vast majority of Glascock County is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin, with just the very northeastern corner of the county, northeast of State Route 80, located in the Brier Creek sub-basin of the Savannah River basin.[6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,437
18702,73612.3%
18803,57730.7%
18903,7204.0%
19004,51621.4%
19104,6693.4%
19204,192−10.2%
19304,3884.7%
19404,5473.6%
19503,579−21.3%
19602,672−25.3%
19702,280−14.7%
19802,3824.5%
19902,357−1.0%
20002,5568.4%
20103,08220.6%
2018 (est.)2,995[7]−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 2,556 people, 1,004 households, and 715 families living in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 1,192 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.61% White, 8.29% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[12] Of the 1,004 households 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.30% of households were one person and 11.90% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94.

The age distribution was 23.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median household income was $29,743 and the median family income was $36,629. Males had a median income of $32,896 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,185. About 9.40% of families and 17.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 38.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 3,082 people, 1,162 households, and 804 families living in the county.[13] The population density was 21.4 inhabitants per square mile (8.3/km2). There were 1,519 housing units at an average density of 10.6 per square mile (4.1/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 89.8% white, 8.2% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 41.7% were American, 6.4% were English, 6.1% were Irish, and 5.4% were German.[15]

Of the 1,162 households, 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.8% were non-families, and 26.6% of households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14. The median age was 39.3 years.[13]

The median household income was $37,149 and the median family income was $46,283. Males had a median income of $37,957 versus $26,953 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,844. About 13.0% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.[16]

2020 census

Glascock County Racial Composition[17]
Race Num. Perc.
White 2,573 89.22%
Black or African American 196 6.8%
Asian 7 0.24%
Pacific Islander 2 0.07%
Other/Mixed 54 1.87%
Hispanic or Latino 52 1.8%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 2,884 people, 1,108 households, and 726 families residing in the county.

Communities

Politics

Glascock County, a rural, sparsely-populated, majority-White county, is arguably the most Republican of Georgia's 159 counties, and one of the most Republican counties in the United States, with almost 90 percent of voters supporting Donald Trump in 2020. In addition, Republican percentages have been in the 80s since 2004, and the last Democrat to win the county was Georgian Jimmy Carter in 1980.

United States presidential election results for Glascock County, Georgia[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,402 89.58% 155 9.90% 8 0.51%
2016 1,235 88.85% 138 9.93% 17 1.22%
2012 1,135 84.96% 176 13.17% 25 1.87%
2008 1,202 84.17% 210 14.71% 16 1.12%
2004 1,016 80.00% 250 19.69% 4 0.31%
2000 763 74.80% 249 24.41% 8 0.78%
1996 532 52.78% 348 34.52% 128 12.70%
1992 516 50.94% 316 31.19% 181 17.87%
1988 580 73.42% 210 26.58% 0 0.00%
1984 827 72.29% 317 27.71% 0 0.00%
1980 510 44.82% 614 53.95% 14 1.23%
1976 371 34.51% 704 65.49% 0 0.00%
1972 578 93.38% 41 6.62% 0 0.00%
1968 185 19.17% 47 4.87% 733 75.96%
1964 836 86.19% 134 13.81% 0 0.00%
1960 180 37.58% 299 62.42% 0 0.00%
1956 110 25.94% 314 74.06% 0 0.00%
1952 233 37.95% 381 62.05% 0 0.00%
1948 13 2.58% 123 24.40% 368 73.02%
1944 161 33.61% 318 66.39% 0 0.00%
1940 76 18.54% 332 80.98% 2 0.49%
1936 68 15.45% 369 83.86% 3 0.68%
1932 7 1.75% 393 98.25% 0 0.00%
1928 225 64.66% 123 35.34% 0 0.00%
1924 26 12.68% 111 54.15% 68 33.17%
1920 83 26.35% 232 73.65% 0 0.00%
1916 8 2.76% 126 43.45% 156 53.79%
1912 72 39.13% 109 59.24% 3 1.63%


See also

References

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  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. 94. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 138.
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  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
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Coordinates: 33°14′N 82°37′W / 33.23°N 82.61°W / 33.23; -82.61