# Quitman County, Georgia

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**Quitman County** is a

county located in the

U.S. State of

Georgia. As of

2000, the population is 2,598. The county's

county seat is

Georgetown, Georgia^{6}.

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417

km² (161

mi²). 392 km² (152 mi²) of it is land and 24 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.83% water.

## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2} of

2000, there are 2,598 people, 1,047 households, and 755 families residing in the county. The

population density is 7/km² (17/mi²). There are 1,773 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 52.12%

White, 46.88%

Black or

African American, 0.23%

Native American, 0.04%

Asian, 0.00%

Pacific Islander, 0.19% from

other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population are

Hispanic or

Latino of any race.
There are 1,047 households out of which 26.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.20% are married couples living together, 18.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% are non-families. 24.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 88.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $25,875, and the median income for a family is $30,691. Males have a median income of $23,365 versus $19,069 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,301. 21.90% of the population and 16.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.60% are under the age of 18 and 24.50% are 65 or older.

## Cities and towns

\n*Georgetown