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Sumter County, Georgia

Sumter County is a county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 33,200. The county's county seat is Americus, Georgia6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,276 km² (493 mi²). 1,257 km² (485 mi²) of it is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.47% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 33,200 people, 12,025 households, and 8,501 families residing in the county. The population density is 26/km² (68/mi²). There are 13,700 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 48.22% White, 49.02% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 2.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,025 households out of which 34.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.50% are married couples living together, 22.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% are non-families. 25.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the county the population is spread out with 27.80% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 88.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,904, and the median income for a family is $35,379. Males have a median income of $27,828 versus $20,439 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,083. 21.40% of the population and 17.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 32.30% are under the age of 18 and 16.80% are 65 or older.

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