Effingham County is located in north-eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Springfield and the largest city is Rincon. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.effinghamcounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 55,423 and the 2010 census population was 52,250. The land area is 477.70 square miles and there are 109.4 persons per square mile.
83% of the population is White, 13.9% is Black or African American, 3.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 85.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $155,400, there are 17,830 households, an average of 2.96 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,824, the median household income is $63,030, and 11.2% of the persons in Effingham County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,492. Retail sales (in $1000) were $322,581, and sales per capita were $6,345. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.9%.
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