Decatur County is located in south-western Georgia. The County Seat is Bainbridge and the largest city is Bainbridge. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.decaturcountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,220 and the 2010 census population was 27,842. The land area is 597.14 square miles and there are 46.6 persons per square mile.
55.9% of the population is White, 41.4% is Black or African American, 5.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 78.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $102,900, there are 10,525 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,059, the median household income is $30,619, and 27.1% of the persons in Decatur County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,725. Retail sales (in $1000) were $395,435, and sales per capita were $13,854. The percentage of black-owned firms is 29%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28%.
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