- According to the 2000 Census,
of Ben Hill County residents were white
were black. Hispanics, who can be identified as either white or black
in the Census data, made up 4.6%
of the county's population. Statewide, 65.1%
of residents were white, 28.7% were
black and 5.3% were Hispanic.
- In Ben Hill County, 27.5%
of the countys residents were age 18 or younger,
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
of Ben Hill County's households were headed by females with
children under 18 years of age, compared with
Total households with children under 18 represented
of all households in the county, compared to
Between 2001 and 2005, Ben Hill County school system reported
an average high school dropout rate
for students in grades 9 to 12.
Statewide, this rate is 5.6%
for the same period of time.
- Ben Hill County
spent an average of $6,229 per
student for public education each year
between 2001 and 2005, while the statewide average
Based on the 2004 graduating class for that county school system,
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.
of the graduating students were eligible for the HOPE scholarship.
Between 2000 and 2004, the
infant mortality rate
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births) was
13.3 for the county.
rate was 8.6
during the same period.
In 2002, the number of
in the county per 100,000 population was
compared to the
Ben Hill County
hospital beds per 1,000 population in 2004, which was
the statewide average of 2.7
hospital beds per 1,000 population.
The 2004 index crime rate
(crimes per 1,000) for Ben Hill County
Statewide, in 2004, the rate
Of the total index crimes reported for that county,
were violent crimes,
were property crimes.
- In 2004, 61.3%
of the adult population in the
county was registered to vote. 44.0%
of the voting-age adult population
for Ben Hill County voted in the 2004 general election.
of eligible Georgians were registered to vote, while
of those eligible voted in the general election that year.