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Ben Hill County, Georgia

402A E Pine St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 426-5112
Fax: (229) 426-5106
www.benhillcounty.com

In south-central GA, northeast of Albany; organized Jul 31, 1906 from Irwin and Wilcox counties. Name Origin: For Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-82), GA legislator and U.S. senator

Area (sq mi):: 254.03 (land 251.79; water 2.23) Population per square mile: 68.80
Population 2005: 17,316 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 17,484 (White 61.90%; Black or African American 32.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 3.40%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,093; median household $27,100; Population below poverty level: 22.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,603-$22,475
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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