Colquitt County

Colquitt County, Georgia

PO Box 517
Moultrie, GA 31776
Phone: (229) 890-1805

In south-central GA, northwest of Valdosta; organized Feb 25, 1856 from Thomas and Lowndes counties. Name Origin: For Walter Terry Colquitt (1799-1855), jurist, Methodist minister, and U.S. senator (1843-48)

Area (sq mi):: 556.55 (land 552.27; water 4.28) Population per square mile: 79.50
Population 2005: 43,915 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 4.40%; 1990-2000 14.80% Population 2000: 42,053 (White 64.80%; Black or African American 23.50%; Hispanic or Latino 10.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 8.50%). Foreign born: 6.50%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,457; median household $28,539; Population below poverty level: 19.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,219-$20,384
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Moultrie County seat (14,792)

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    The current banking facilities include the main office located in Colquitt County, branch offices located in Baker County, Worth County and Lowndes County, and a loan production office located in Tift County.
    The String fellow Elementary School--a pre-K through 5 school in the Colquitt County Schools in Georgia--had been one of the lowest-performing schools in the state, was given a failing grade by the Georgia DOE and was under risk of state takeover.
    The purpose of this Scope is to acquire accurate field boring logs, soil survey field notes, surveyed elevations of borings, material samples and related work for SR 133 from South of SR 35/US 319 to North of Colquitt County Line widening project, STP00-000-00(52G) Colquitt and Worth counties, PI 0000520, for the Georgia Department of Transportation%s Office of Materials and Testing Office.
    For more than 70 years, the Colquitt Regional Medical Center has been serving the largely agricultural community of Colquitt County in the southwestern part of Georgia.
    Insurance products and advice are provided by Southwest Georgia Insurance Services which is located in Colquitt County.
    The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) board of directors approved the commitments to help finance water and sewer infrastructure projects in Cobb County, Colquitt County and Gwinnett County, and the cities of Camilla, Hiawassee, Port Wentworth, Portal, Sparta, Stillmore, Valdosta and West Point.
    Colquitt County has been carrying out long-term planning without detailed knowledge of the relative abundance of land-cover types.
    The population of Colquitt County grew by close to 15 percent between 1990 and 2000 (U.
    Seven were confirmed dead in Grady County and one in Colquitt County.
    An estimated 8000 migrant and seasonal laborers work in Tift County and neighboring Colquitt County (GDHR, unpublished data, 1994).
    Its primary subsidiary, the state-chartered Southwest Georgia Bank offers comprehensive financial services headquartered in Colquitt County, Georgia, USA.