Pierce County, Georgia

county in Georgia, United States

Pierce County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, 18,758 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Blackshear.[2]

Pierce County
Pierce County Courthouse in Blackshear
Pierce County Courthouse in Blackshear
Map of Georgia highlighting Pierce County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°22′N 82°13′W / 31.36°N 82.22°W / 31.36; -82.22
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 18, 1857
Named forFranklin Pierce
SeatBlackshear
Largest cityBlackshear
Area
 • Total343 sq mi (890 km2)
 • Land316 sq mi (820 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  7.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
19,389
 • Density59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitepiercecountyga.gov

HistoryEdit

Pierce County is named after Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (1853–1857). It was created on December 18, 1857 from parts of Appling and Ware counties.[3]

GeographyEdit

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 343 square miles (890 km2). Of that 316 square miles (820 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (7.8%) is water.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

Bordering countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,973
18702,77840.8%
18804,53863.4%
18906,37940.6%
19008,10027.0%
191010,74932.7%
192011,93411.0%
193012,5224.9%
194011,800−5.8%
195011,112−5.8%
19609,678−12.9%
19709,281−4.1%
198011,89728.2%
199013,32812.0%
200015,63617.3%
201018,75820.0%
2018 (est.)19,389[5]3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 United States Census says that there were 18,758 people, 7,083 households, and 5,268 families living in the county.[10]

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 176. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  10. "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved 2015-12-30.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 31°22′N 82°13′W / 31.36°N 82.22°W / 31.36; -82.22