Lanier County is located in southern Georgia. The County Seat is Lakeland and the largest city is Lakeland. www.laniercountyboc.com/ The 2014 population estimate is 10,373 and the 2010 census population was 10,074. The land area is 185.26 square miles and there are 54.4 persons per square mile.
72.1% of the population is White, 23% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 76.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 12% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $111,800, there are 3,725 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,264, the median household income is $39,452, and 26.7% of the persons in Lanier County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 731. Retail sales (in $1000) were unavailable, and sales per capita were unavailable. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.7%.
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