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Bacon County, Georgia

PO Box 356
Alma, GA 31510
Phone: (912) 632-5214
Fax: (912) 632-2757

In southeast-central GA, northwest of Brunswick; organized Jul 27, 1914 from Appling, Pierce, and Ware counties. Name Origin: For Capt. Augustus Octavius Bacon (1839-1914), Confederate army officer and U.S. senator (1895-1914) from GA

Area (sq mi):: 285.92 (land 284.95; water 0.97) Population per square mile: 36.40
Population 2005: 10,379 State rank: 124 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 5.60% Population 2000: 10,103 (White 79.90%; Black or African American 15.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,289; median household $26,910; Population below poverty level: 23.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,926-$19,554
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The formative experiences of Crews's childhood were generated by both the people and the landscape of his native Bacon County, Georgia. Crews indicates repeatedly that his and his family's experiences are representative of the people of Bacon County but not necessarily of any place or region outside of that county.
More than 500 counties nationwide had alarmingly high presidential undervotes--such as Bacon County, Georgia's 11 percent in 2000.
In Bacon County, Georgia, black families are being destroyed by an epidemic of heart disease and diabetes--diseases that are usually caught and treated in white residents.