Oglethorpe County


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Oglethorpe County, Georgia

PO Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648
Phone: (706) 743-5270
Fax: (706) 743-8371

In northeastern GA, southeast of Athens; organized Dec 19, 1793 from Wilkes County. Name Origin: For Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785), founder of GA and English humanitarian who proposed that GA be settled by former prisoners; first governor of GA under the charter granted to him

Area (sq mi):: 442.17 (land 441.11; water 1.06) Population per square mile: 30.90
Population 2005: 13,609 State rank: 109 Population change: 2000-20005 7.70%; 1990-2000 29.40% Population 2000: 12,635 (White 77.70%; Black or African American 19.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,089; median household $35,578; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,533-$22,979
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 31.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 78.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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