Lanier County

Lanier County, Georgia

100 W Main St
Lakeland, GA 31635
Phone: (229) 482-2088
Fax: (229) 482-8187

In south-central GA, northeast of Valdosta; organized Aug 7, 1920 from Berrien, Lowndes, and Clinch counties. Name Origin: For Sidney Lanier (1842-81), soldier, lawyer, musician, and important post-Civil War southern poet

Area (sq mi):: 199.83 (land 186.82; water 13.01) Population per square mile: 40.40
Population 2005: 7,553 State rank: 141 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 30.90% Population 2000: 7,241 (White 70.70%; Black or African American 25.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,690; median household $29,171; Population below poverty level: 18.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,461-$20,818
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 26.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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"We have a pep rally for athletics but nobody does a pep rally for academics," says Mark Peterson, superintendent of Lanier County School District in Lakeland, Ga., which recently won an International Reading Association award for its student reading improvement.
In Lanier County and elsewhere, educators are doing just that.
With the unit on tap to move forward within a matter of hours, an Air Force team of commanders, attorneys, personnel specialists, contracting professionals and medical technicians, plus a Lanier County, Ga., probate judge, made several things come together in a short time.