Telfair County

Telfair County, Georgia

713 Telfair Ave
McRae, GA 31055
Phone: (229) 868-5688
Fax: (229) 868-7950

In central GA, southeast of Macon; organized Dec 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Name Origin: For Edward Telfair (1735-1807), member of the Continental Congress (1777-79; 1780-83), and GA governor (1786-87; 1790-93)

Area (sq mi):: 444.08 (land 441.09; water 2.99) Population per square mile: 29.90
Population 2005: 13,205 State rank: 110 Population change: 2000-20005 12.00%; 1990-2000 7.20% Population 2000: 11,794 (White 59.30%; Black or African American 38.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,197; median household $26,097; Population below poverty level: 21.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,062-$16,611
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -6.30% Median travel time to work: 24.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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As of Monday, the Telfair County Sheriff's Office canceled the BOLO alert for Deeds and announced they had Deeds in custody.
The latest couple to die for the love of a (non-existent) 1966 Mustang on offer by someone living in Telfair County, Georgia was last Thursday.
Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said robbery appears to be the motive for the couple's killings, but he would not say whether the Runions were carrying cash or disclose other details about the case.
Per capita personal income (personal income divided by population) in nonmetropolitan counties in 2012 ranged from $116,978 in Williams County, North Dakota, to $17,922 in Telfair County, Georgia.
In contrast, per capita personal income in Telfair County has stagnated and in 2012 was 2.4 percent below the level for 2001.
Perry's 32 1/2 inch bass was caught from Georgia's Montgomery Lake, an oxbow of the Ocmulgee River in Telfair County, Georgia.
Black Diamonds: Profiles of Successful Blacks in a Small Southern Community (RMJ Associates, $21.95), an inspirational story of Blacks in rural Telfair County, Georgia, and their triump over poverty and injustice, by Russell Mootry Jr.