Toombs County

Toombs County, Georgia

100 Courthouse Sq
Lyons, GA 30436
Phone: (912) 526-3311
Fax: (912) 526-1004

In east-central GA, west of Savannah; organized Aug 18, 1905 from Emanuel, Montgomery, and Tattnall counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Robert Toombs (1810-85), U.S. senator (1853-61), secretary of state of the Confederacy, and officer in the Confederate Army

Area (sq mi):: 368.64 (land 366.65; water 1.99) Population per square mile: 74.40
Population 2005: 27,274 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 4.60%; 1990-2000 8.30% Population 2000: 26,067 (White 66.10%; Black or African American 24.20%; Hispanic or Latino 8.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 6.20%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,252; median household $26,811; Population below poverty level: 23.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,138-$21,984
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Vidalia (10,868)

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