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
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
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.
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