Brooks County is located in southern Georgia. The County Seat is Quitman and the largest city is Quitman. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.brookscountyga.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 15,418 and the 2010 census population was 16,324. The land area is 493.05 square miles and there are 32.9 persons per square mile.
62.9% of the population is White, 35% is Black or African American, 5.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 77.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,400, there are 6,573 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,409, the median household income is $34,419, and 24% of the persons in Brooks County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 940. Retail sales (in $1000) were $88,152, and sales per capita were $5,394.
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