Atkinson County is located in north-central Georgia. The County Seat is Pearson and the largest city is Pearson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.atkinsoncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,223 and the 2010 census population was 8,382. The land area is 339.38 square miles and there are 24.7 persons per square mile.
77.1% of the population is White, 17.9% is Black or African American, 24.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 64.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 7.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,000, there are 2,758 households, an average of 3.00 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,958, the median household income is $30,049, and 32.2% of the persons in Atkinson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 582. Retail sales (in $1000) were $35,656, and sales per capita were $4,367. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.5%.
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