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Troup County, Georgia

PO Box 866
LaGrange, GA 30241
Phone: (706) 883-1740
Fax: (706) 883-1724

On central western border of GA, north of Columbus; original county; organized Dec 11, 1826 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For George Michael Troup (1780-1856), U.S. senator from GA (1816-18; 1829-33) and governor (1823-27)

Area (sq mi):: 445.96 (land 413.90; water 32.06) Population per square mile: 149.80
Population 2005: 62,015 State rank: 32 Population change: 2000-20005 5.50%; 1990-2000 5.80% Population 2000: 58,779 (White 65.10%; Black or African American 31.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $17,626; median household $35,469; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,070-$25,318
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • LaGrange County seat (26,955)

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