Atkinson County

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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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