Oglethorpe County is located in north-eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Lexington and the largest city is Crawford. The Official Web Site is located at http://onlineoglethorpe.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,673 and the 2010 census population was 14,899. The land area is 439.01 square miles and there are 33.9 persons per square mile.
79.5% of the population is White, 17.6% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 79% have a high school degree or higher, and 18% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $120,800, there are 5,201 households, an average of 2.80 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,493, the median household income is $45,729, and 16.4% of the persons in Oglethorpe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,296. Retail sales (in $1000) were $69,636, and sales per capita were $4,988. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.3%.
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