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Effingham County, Georgia

\nEffingham County is a county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 37,535. The county's county seat is Springfield, Georgia6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,250 km² (483 mi²). 1,242 km² (479 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.70% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 37,535 people, 13,151 households, and 10,494 families residing in the county. The population density is 30/km² (78/mi²). There are 14,169 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (30/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 84.66% White, 12.99% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 13,151 households out of which 43.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.20% are non-families. 16.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.18. In the county the population is spread out with 29.90% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 8.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.20 males. The median income for a household in the county is $46,505, and the median income for a family is $50,351. Males have a median income of $39,238 versus $23,814 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,873. 9.30% of the population and 7.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.80% are under the age of 18 and 12.60% are 65 or older.

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