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 bank currently has its main office located in Colquitt County and branch offices located in Baker County, Worth County, Lowndes County and 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.
    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.
    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.
    A LAND-COVER AND LAND CHANGE ANALYSIS OF COLQUITT COUNTY, GEORGIA FOR THE PERIOD 1984 TO 2002 UNTILIZING LANDSAT IMAGERY **, Robert Aultman * and J.B.
    This research project focuses on Colquitt County, Georgia.
    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    An estimated 8000 migrant and seasonal laborers work in Tift County and neighboring Colquitt County (GDHR, unpublished data, 1994).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, Southwest Georgia Bank offers comprehensive financial services from the current banking facilities that include the main office in Colquitt County and branch offices in Baker County, Worth County, Lowndes County and Tift County, Georgia, USA.