Screven County

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Screven County, Georgia

PO Box 159
Sylvania, GA 30467
Phone: (912) 564-7535
Fax: (912) 564-2562

On central east coast of GA, north of Savannah; organized Dec 14, 1793 from Burke and Effingham counties. Name Origin: For Gen. James Screven (1744-78), an officer in the Revolutionary War. Originally spelled Scriven.

Area (sq mi):: 655.59 (land 648.44; water 7.14) Population per square mile: 23.80
Population 2005: 15,430 State rank: 106 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 11.10% Population 2000: 15,374 (White 53.20%; Black or African American 45.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,894; median household $29,312; Population below poverty level: 20.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,995-$19,034
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.40% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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