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Johnson County
 
Demographic Information   
The following information was obtained from www.dca.state.ga.us/snapshots

According to the Census, in Johnson County, 62.4% of the residents were white and 37.0% were black. Hispanics, who can be identified as either white or black in the Census data, made up 0.9% of the county's population. Statewide, 65.1% of residents were white, 28.7% were black and 5.3% were Hispanic.

In Johnson County, 30.1% of the county’s residents were age 18 or younger, while 15.6% were age 65 or older. Statewide, 26.5% were age 18 or younger and 9.6% were age 65 or older.

The Census reports 10.7% of Johnson County's households were headed by females with children under 18 years of age, compared with 9.0% statewide. Total households with children under 18 comprised 32.3% of all households in the county and 35.0% of those in the state.

Between 1996 and 2000, Johnson County school system reported an average high school dropout rate of 8.3%, for students in grades 9 to 12. Statewide, this rate is 6.8% for the same period of time.

Johnson County spent an average of $5,196 per student for public education each year between 1996 and 2000. This expenditure was less than the state wide average of $5,285

Based on the 2000 graduating class for Johnson County school system, 35.3% of the students were eligible for the HOPE Scholarship Program. The scholarship is available to eligible students to attend a post-secondary school in Georgia. Statewide, 57.9% of the graduating students were eligible for the HOPE scholarship.

Between 1995 and 1998, the infant mortality rate (infant deaths per 1,000 live births) was 7.6 for the county. The statewide rate was 9.2 during the same period.

In 2000, the number of physicians in the county per 1,000 population was 0.4, compared with the 1.9 state average. Johnson County had no general hospitals in 1999. Statewide, there was an average of 3.1 beds per 1,000 population.

Population
Growth (%)
Community
1980
1990
2000
1980-1990
1990-2000
Johnson County 8,660 8,329 8,560 -3.8% 2.8%
Adrian 756 615 579 -18.7% -5.9%
Kite 328 297 241 -9.5% -18.9%
Wrightsville 2,526 2,331 2,223 -7.7% -4.6%
 

 

The 2000 index crime rate (crimes per 1,000) for Johnson County was 0.5. Statewide, in 2000, the rate was 3.4. Of the total index crimes reported, 6.4% were violent crimes, while 93.6% were property crimes.

In 2000, 90.4% of the adult population in the county was registered to vote. Of those registered voters, 49.8% voted in the 2000 general election. Statewide, in 2000, 64.1% of eligible Georgians were registered to vote. Of those registered, 69.6% voted in the general election that year.

visit, www.dca.state.ga.us/snapshots, for more information on Johnson County

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