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Floyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgiamarker. As of 2000, the population was 90,565. Census estimates for 2007 show a population of 95,618. The county seat is Romemarker.

It is part of the Rome, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Floyd County, Georgia.

History

The county was established on December 3, 1832, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and was created from land that was part of Cherokee Countymarker at the time. The county is named after United States Congressman John Floyd.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 518 square miles (1,343 km²), of which, 513 square miles (1,329 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (1.03%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 90,565 people, 34,028 households, and 24,227 families residing in the county. The population density was 176 people per square mile (68/km²). There were 36,615 housing units at an average density of 71 per square mile (28/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.34% White, 13.31% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 5.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 34,028 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 6787 years. For every 56.8 females there were 2.9 males. For every 2 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,615, and the median income for a family was $42,302. Males had a median income of $31,659 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,808. About 10.80% of families and 14.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

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