Bleckley County is located in central Georgia. The County Seat is Cochran and the largest city is Cochran. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bleckley.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,795 and the 2010 census population was 13,063. The land area is 215.87 square miles and there are 60.5 persons per square mile.
71.1% of the population is White, 26.8% is Black or African American, 2.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 79.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $79,900, there are 3,955 households, an average of 2.90 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,156, the median household income is $36,073, and 23.3% of the persons in Bleckley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 769. Retail sales (in $1000) were $76,320, and sales per capita were $5,950. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 36.4%.
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