Echols County

Echols County, Georgia

PO Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648
Phone: (229) 559-6538
Fax: (229) 559-6158

On southern border of GA, east of Valdosta; organized Dec 13, 1858 from Clinch and Lowndes counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Robert M. Echols (1800?-47), a GA officer killed during the Mexican War

Area (sq mi):: 420.80 (land 404.13; water 16.67) Population per square mile: 10.50
Population 2005: 4,253 State rank: 152 Population change: 2000-20005 13.30%; 1990-2000 60.80% Population 2000: 3,754 (White 71.60%; Black or African American 6.90%; Hispanic or Latino 19.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 15.80%). Foreign born: 12.60%. Median age: 29.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,727; median household $25,851; Population below poverty level: 28.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,023-$16,030
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 85.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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She is writer in residence at Valdosta State University near her home in Echols County, the setting of all her stories.