Burke County is located in eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Waynesboro and the largest city is Waynesboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.burkecounty-ga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,709 and the 2010 census population was 23,316. The land area is 826.97 square miles and there are 28.2 persons per square mile.
49.2% of the population is White, 48.5% is Black or African American, 3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 76.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,000, there are 7,881 households, an average of 2.91 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,171, the median household income is $31,494, and 33.5% of the persons in Burke County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,797. Retail sales (in $1000) were $177,473, and sales per capita were $7,776. The percentage of black-owned firms is 28.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 36.2%.
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