Atkinson County

Atkinson County, Georgia

PO Box 518
Pearson, GA 31642
Phone: (912) 422-3391
Fax: (912) 422-3429

In south-central GA, northeast of Valdosta; organized Aug 15, 1917 from Coffee and Clinch counties. Name Origin: For William Yates Atkinson (1854-99), GA governor (1894-99)

Area (sq mi):: 344.10 (land 338.04; water 6.05) Population per square mile: 23.80
Population 2005: 8,030 State rank: 140 Population change: 2000-20005 5.50%; 1990-2000 22.50% Population 2000: 7,609 (White 62.60%; Black or African American 19.60%; Hispanic or Latino 17.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 13.50%). Foreign born: 12.10%. Median age: 30.70
Income 2000: per capita $12,178; median household $26,470; Population below poverty level: 23.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,856-$19,595
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 23.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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He says: "This is a photograph of my class in 1956 at Robert Atkinson County Secondary Modern School, Thorntree Road, Thornaby.
Pearson, GA This new cell site provides Verizon Wireless voice, National Access data and Broadband Access data coverage north of Pearson along US 221 in Atkinson County.