According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 874 km² (338 mi²). 869 km² (335 mi²) of it is land and 6 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.67%) is water.
U.S. Highway 82
Georgia State Route 32
Georgia State Route 45
Georgia State Route 55
Georgia State Route 118
Georgia State Route 520 Major Highways
Webster County, Georgia - north
Sumter County, Georgia - northeast
Lee County, Georgia - east
Dougherty County, Georgia - southeast
Calhoun County, Georgia - southwest
Randolph County, Georgia - west Adjacent Counties
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,970 people, 4,002 households, and 2,913 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/mi²). There were 4,460 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 37.95% White, 60.69% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,002 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.10% were married couples living together, 24.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,969, and the median income for a family was $31,693. Males had a median income of $27,320 versus $19,895 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,894. About 22.70% of families and 28.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.50% of those under age 18 and 22.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
USS Terrell County (LST-1157)