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Burke County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 827.0 square miles
Population Density 28.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 22,923
Population change -1.7%
Under 5 years of age 6.9%
Under 18 26.5%
65 and over 13.6%
Females 52.1%
White 49.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 48.5%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 9.9%
Veterans 1,490
Households and Housing
Households 7,881
Persons per household 2.9
Living in the same house for one year or more 90.9%
Median household income $31,494
The per capita income $16,171
Live below the poverty line. 33.5%
housing units 9,752
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $80,000
Residents owning their homes. 70.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,797
Women-owned firms 36.2%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 28.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $177,473
Retail sales per capita $7,776
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0