\nHancock County is a county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 10,076. The county's county seat is Sparta, Georgia6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,240 km² (479 mi²). 1,226 km² (473 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.14% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 10,076 people, 3,237 households, and 2,311 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (21/mi²). There are 4,287 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 21.46% White, 77.76% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,237 households out of which 31.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.00% are married couples living together, 28.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% are non-families. 26.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.22. In the county the population is spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 114.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 118.20 males. The median income for a household in the county is $22,003, and the median income for a family is $27,232. Males have a median income of $26,062 versus $19,328 for females. The per capita income for the county is $10,916. 29.40% of the population and 26.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 45.40% are under the age of 18 and 25.30% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns