Wilkinson County

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Wilkinson County, Georgia

100 Bacon St
Irwinton, GA 31042
Phone: (478) 946-2236
Fax: (478) 946-3767

In central GA, east of Macon; original county; organized May 11, 1803 from Creek cession. Name Origin: For James Wilkinson (1757-1825), officer under Washington, negotiated for the Louisiana Purchase, and first governor of the Louisiana Territory

Area (sq mi):: 452.01 (land 446.56; water 5.45) Population per square mile: 22.70
Population 2005: 10,143 State rank: 128 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 -0.10% Population 2000: 10,220 (White 57.70%; Black or African American 40.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,658; median household $32,723; Population below poverty level: 17.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,759-$21,101
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 28.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wilkinson County, Mississippi

PO Box 516
Woodville, MS 39669
Phone: (601) 888-4381
Fax: (601) 888-6776

On the southwestern border of MS, south of Natchez; organized Jan 30, 1802 (prior to statehood) from Adams County. Name Origin: For James Wilkinson (1757-1825), officer under Washington, negotiator for the Louisiana Purchase, and first governor of the Louisiana Territory

Area (sq mi):: 687.66 (land 676.70; water 10.95) Population per square mile: 15.20
Population 2005: 10,269 State rank: 73 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 6.60% Population 2000: 10,312 (White 31.10%; Black or African American 68.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.10%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $10,868; median household $18,929; Population below poverty level: 37.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,290-$16,515
Unemployment (2004): 8.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 34.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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