Spalding County
Spalding County Courthouse in Griffin
Spalding County Courthouse in Griffin
Map of Georgia highlighting Spalding 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°16′N 84°17′W / 33.26°N 84.28°W / 33.26; -84.28
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1851; 171 years ago (1851)
Named forThomas Spalding
SeatGriffin
Largest cityGriffin
Area
 • Total200 sq mi (500 km2)
 • Land196 sq mi (510 km2)
 • Water3.1 sq mi (8 km2)  1.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
66,100[1]
 • Density326/sq mi (126/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.spaldingcounty.com

Spalding County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,073.[2] The county seat is Griffin.[3] The county was created December 20, 1851 and named for former United States representative and senator Thomas Spalding.[4]

Spalding County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 200 square miles (520 km2), of which 196 square miles (510 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (1.6%) is water.[5] The county is located in the Piedmont region of the state.

The western portion of Spalding County, west of a line from Sunny Side through Griffin to Orchard Hill, is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The eastern part of the county is located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin.[6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18608,699
187010,20517.3%
188012,58523.3%
189013,1174.2%
190017,61934.3%
191019,74112.0%
192021,90811.0%
193023,4957.2%
194028,42721.0%
195031,0459.2%
196035,40414.0%
197039,51411.6%
198047,89921.2%
199054,45713.7%
200058,4177.3%
201064,0739.7%
2018 (est.)66,100[7]3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[2]

2000 census

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 58,417 people, 21,519 households, and 15,773 families living in the county. The population density was 295 people per square mile (114/km2). There were 23,001 housing units at an average density of 116 per square mile (45/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 66.50% White, 31.05% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,519 households, out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% were married couples living together, 18.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,221, and the median income for a family was $41,631. Males had a median income of $32,347 versus $22,114 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,791. About 12.40% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 64,073 people, 23,565 households, and 16,869 families living in the county.[13] The population density was 326.1 inhabitants per square mile (125.9/km2). There were 26,777 housing units at an average density of 136.3 per square mile (52.6/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 62.7% white, 32.8% black or African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 1.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.8% of the population.[13] In terms of European ancestry, 23.3% were American, 7.6% were Irish, and 6.9% were English.[15]

Of the 23,565 households, 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.4% were non-families, and 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12. The median age was 37.2 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,100 and the median income for a family was $49,640. Males had a median income of $37,976 versus $30,684 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,607. About 17.2% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.[16]

2020 census

Spalding County racial composition[17]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 37,105 55.13%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 23,148 34.39%
Native American 154 0.23%
Asian 640 0.95%
Pacific Islander 23 0.03%
Other/Mixed 2,570 3.82%
Hispanic or Latino 3,666 5.45%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 67,306 people, 25,339 households, and 16,563 families residing in the county.

Education

The Griffin-Spalding County School District has 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 4 complementary programs.

Communities

Cities

Town

Census-designated places

Politics

Spalding County is solidly Republican at the Presidential level having last voted for a Democrat in 1980 when it voted for Jimmy Carter. Since then the closest a Democrat has been to winning Spalding County was in 1992 when Bill Clinton lost to George H. W. Bush by 5.6 percent.

United States presidential election results for Spalding County, Georgia[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 18,104 59.93% 11,828 39.15% 279 0.92%
2016 15,646 60.87% 9,357 36.40% 701 2.73%
2012 14,911 59.31% 9,898 39.37% 330 1.31%
2008 14,885 58.85% 10,141 40.09% 269 1.06%
2004 13,461 63.99% 7,460 35.46% 115 0.55%
2000 9,271 60.24% 5,831 37.89% 289 1.88%
1996 7,376 50.74% 6,017 41.39% 1143 7.86%
1992 7,262 46.15% 6,392 40.63% 2080 13.22%
1988 7,730 63.68% 4,318 35.57% 90 0.74%
1984 8,571 63.73% 4,878 36.27% 0 0.00%
1980 4,809 39.00% 7,176 58.19% 346 2.81%
1976 3,739 33.00% 7,593 67.00% 0 0.00%
1972 7,183 80.84% 1,702 19.16% 0 0.00%
1968 3,077 28.03% 2949 26.86% 4,953 45.11%
1964 4,763 46.56% 5,466 53.44% 0 0.00%
1960 1,753 28.37% 4,426 71.63% 0 0.00%
1956 1,458 23.10% 4,853 76.90% 0 0.00%
1952 1,249 19.08% 5,296 80.92% 0 0.00%
1948 506 10.94% 3,441 74.38% 679 14.68%
1944 217 7.18% 2,805 92.79% 1 0.03%
1940 197 6.11% 3,022 93.76% 4 0.12%
1936 36 1.44% 2,457 98.28% 7 0.28%
1932 54 2.40% 2,185 97.07% 12 0.53%
1928 412 19.20% 1,734 80.80% 0 0.00%
1924 75 5.28% 1,257 88.52% 88 6.20%
1920 181 17.90% 830 82.10% 0 0.00%
1916 152 14.79% 835 81.23% 41 3.99%
1912 45 5.58% 736 91.20% 26 3.22%


See also

References

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Coordinates: 33°16′N 84°17′W / 33.26°N 84.28°W / 33.26; -84.28