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County Profile

Incorporated: February 5, 1777

Population: 20,981

Total Area: 835.1 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Waynesboro (County Seat)

• Girard
• Keysville
• Midville
• Sardis

Burke County was one of Georgia's original eight counties. Originally organized as the Parish of St. George, Burke County was named for English political writer, member of the British Parliament and supporter of the colonies' interests, Edmond Burke.

Known as the "Bird Dog Capital of the World," Waynesboro was named for General Anthony "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a famous Revolutionary soldier.

Georgia Power Company's Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant is located in the county on the Savannah River and began operation in the late 1980s.

Burke County claims ten Georgia Governors by birth, residence, or marriage. Lyman Hall, Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence and member of the Continental Congress, had a plantation in the county. The other nine Governors with Burke County ties are John Houston, Samuel Elbert, Edward Telfair, Jared Irwin, James Jackson, David Emanuel, William Schley, Herschel V. Johnson and Hoke Smith.

Burke County is home of numerous festivals and special events. The Georgia Field Trials is one of the nation's oldest hunting dog competitions. The Redbreast Festival, celebrates the Ogeechee River's unique variety of redbreasted bream. Other events include the Cotton Country Festival, the Tour of Homes and Christmas on Liberty Square.

Burke County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 830.5 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 27.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 21.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 51.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.77 persons compared to an average family size of 3.27 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $21,726. Per capita income grew by 20.6% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 22,797 Covered Employment 5,700
   Growth (%) since 1990 10.8%    Average wage per job $39,617
Households (2000) 7,934 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 7.6%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 9,942    Average wage per job $39,947
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.5 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 0.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $24,749    Average wage per job $41,079
Median Household Income (2008) $32,311 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 28.1    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 64.9 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.6%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.5    Average wage per job $32,498

 

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1. BLAKENEY ELEMENTARY
Address: 100 Olympic Dr, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: (706) 554-2265
County: Burke County
Enrollment: 780 3-5

2. BURKE County
Enrollment: ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
Address: 500 Park Drive, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: (706) 554-8046
County: Burke County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

3. BURKE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1057 Burke Veterans Pkwy, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: (706) 554-6691
County: Burke County
Enrollment: 1,359
Grades: 9-12

4. BURKE County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 356 Southside Dr, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: (706) 554-3532
County: Burke County
Enrollment: 1,066
Grades: 6-8

5. RIVER QUEST PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Address: P. O. Box 385, Midville, GA 30411
Phone: (912) 589-7310
County: Burke County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

6. S G A ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1265 Charles Perry Ave, Sardis, GA 30456
Phone: (912) 569-4322
County: Burke County
Enrollment: 401
Grades: PK-5

7. WAYNESBORO PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 352 Southside Dr, Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: (706) 554-5125
County: Burke County
Enrollment: 1,122
Grades: PK-2


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