Irwin County, Georgia

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Irwin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1818. As of 2000, the population was 9,931. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,934.[1] The county seat is Ocilla.[2]

Irwin County is part of the Fitzgerald Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site [2] is in Irwin County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 363 square miles (940.2 km2), of which 357 square miles (924.6 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (1.63%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,931 people, 3,644 households, and 2,696 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 4,149 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 71.98% White, 25.88% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 2.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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