Early County

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Early County, Georgia

PO Box 849
Blakely, GA 31723
Phone: (229) 723-3033
Fax: (229) 723-4411

On southwestern border, southwest of Albany; original county; organized Dec 15, 1818 from Creek Indian lands. Name Origin: For Peter Early (1773-1817), U.S. representative from GA, jurist, and governor (1813-15)

Area (sq mi):: 516.27 (land 511.23; water 5.04) Population per square mile: 23.60
Population 2005: 12,056 State rank: 115 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 12,354 (White 49.90%; Black or African American 48.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $14,936; median household $25,629; Population below poverty level: 25.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,874-$25,410
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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