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Demographics



  • According to the 2000 Census, 47.4% of Baker County residents were white and 50.4% were black. Hispanics, who can be identified as either white or black in the Census data, made up 2.7% of the county's population. Statewide, 65.1% of residents were white, 28.7% were black and 5.3% were Hispanic.
  • In Baker County, 27.3% of the county’s residents were age 18 or younger, while 13.7% were age 65 or older. Statewide, 26.5% were age 18 or younger and 9.6% were age 65 or older.
  • The 2000 Census reports 10.2% of Baker 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 represented 33.1% of all households in the county, compared to 35.0% statewide.
  • There is no high school dropout data available for Baker County, because high school students attend neighboring county schools.
  • Baker County spent an average of $10,620 per student for public education each year between 2001 and 2005, while the statewide average was $6,603.
  • The HOPE Scholarship Program is available to eligible students to attend a post-secondary school in Georgia. Statewide, 62.0 % of the 2005 graduating class students were eligible. Data is not available for Baker County at this time.
  • The infant mortality rate (infant deaths per 1,000 live births) for the years of 2000 through 2004 is not available for Baker County. The statewide rate was 8.6 during the same period.
  • In 2002, the number of physicians in the county per 100,000 population was 49.7, compared to the 192.6 statewide average. Baker County had no general hospitals in 2004.
  • The 2004 index crime rate (crimes per 1,000) for Baker County was 1.4. Statewide, in 2004, the rate was 40.8. Of the total index crimes reported for that county, 50.0% were violent crimes, while 50.0% were property crimes.
  • In 2004, 77.1% of the adult population in the county was registered to vote. 60.4% of the voting-age adult population for Baker County voted in the 2004 general election. Statewide, 70.6% of eligible Georgians were registered to vote, while 55.1% of those eligible voted in the general election that year.
Community Population Growth (%)
1980 1990 2000 1980-1990 1990-2000
Newton 711 703 851 -1.1 % 21.1 %
Baker 3,808 3,615 4,074 -5.1 % 12.7 %

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