Telfair County is located in central Georgia. The County Seat is McRae and the largest city is McRae. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.telfairco.org/communityinformation/countymunicipalgovernt.html. The 2014 population estimate is 16,518 and the 2010 census population was 16,500. The land area is 437.30 square miles and there are 37.7 persons per square mile.
61.6% of the population is White, 36.2% is Black or African American, 14.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 73.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $58,300, there are 5,567 households, an average of 2.27 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,489, the median household income is $26,634, and 30.5% of the persons in Telfair County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,139. Retail sales (in $1000) were $77,349, and sales per capita were $5,817. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 12.6%.
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