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Demographics



  • According to the 2000 Census, 94.4% of Brantley County residents were white and 4.0% were black. Hispanics, who can be identified as either white or black in the Census data, made up 1.0% of the county's population. Statewide, 65.1% of residents were white, 28.7% were black and 5.3% were Hispanic.
  • In Brantley County, 28.3% of the county’s residents were age 18 or younger, while 10.1% 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 6.3% of Brantley 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 38.2% of all households in the county, compared to 35.0% statewide.
  • Between 2001 and 2005, Brantley County school system reported an average high school dropout rate of 8.3% for students in grades 9 to 12. Statewide, this rate is 5.6% for the same period of time.
  • Brantley County spent an average of $5,624 per student for public education each year between 2001 and 2005, while the statewide average was $6,603.
  • Based on the 2004 graduating class for that county school system, 60.8% 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, 62.0% 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 8.7 for the 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 6.6, compared to the 192.6 statewide average. Brantley County had no general hospitals in 2004.
  • The 2004 index crime rate (crimes per 1,000) for Brantley County was 31.2. Statewide, in 2004, the rate was 40.8. Of the total index crimes reported for that county, 7.0% were violent crimes, while 93.0% were property crimes.
  • In 2004, 75.8% of the adult population in the county was registered to vote. 54.0% of the voting-age adult population for Brantley 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
Hoboken 514 440 463 -14.4 % 5.2 %
Nahunta 951 1,049 930 10.3 % -11.3 %
Brantley 8,701 11,077 14,629 27.3 % 32.1 %

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