Quitman County

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Quitman County, Georgia

PO Box 307
Georgetown, GA 39854
Phone: (229) 334-2578
Fax: (229) 334-3991

On southwestern border of GA, south of Columbus; organized Dec 10, 1858 from Randolph (organized 1828) and Stewart counties. Name Origin: For John Anthony Quitman (1799-1858), tenth and sixteenth governor of MS (1835-36; 1850-51), and U.S. representative (1855-58)

Area (sq mi):: 160.92 (land 151.54; water 9.38) Population per square mile: 16.30
Population 2005: 2,467 State rank: 157 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 17.60% Population 2000: 2,598 (White 52.00%; Black or African American 46.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 42.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,301; median household $25,875; Population below poverty level: 21.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,644-$22,000
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 27.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 76.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Quitman County, Mississippi

230 Chestnut St County Courthouse
Marks, MS 38646
Phone: (662) 326-2661
Fax: (662) 326-8004

In northwestern MS, southwest of Memphis, TN; organized Feb 1, 1877 from Panola and Coahoma counties. Name Origin: For John Anthony Quitman (1799-1858), tenth and sixteenth governor of MS (1835-36; 1850-51) and U.S. representative (1855-58)

Area (sq mi):: 406.49 (land 404.84; water 1.66) Population per square mile: 23.50
Population 2005: 9,512 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.00%; 1990-2000 -3.60% Population 2000: 10,117 (White 30.30%; Black or African American 68.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 31.80
Income 2000: per capita $10,817; median household $20,636; Population below poverty level: 33.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,717-$17,933
Unemployment (2004): 9.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 27.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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