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County Profile

Incorporated: February 26, 1856

Population: 6,383

Total Area: 283.1 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Colquitt (County Seat)

Miller County was created in 1856 from parts of Baker and Early counties. It was named after Judge Andrew J. Miller. Miller served as a commander of the Oglethorpe Infantry, as well as in the legislature for more than 20 years, and several times as president of the Senate. Miller is best remembered for introducing a bill to give property rights to married women.

The county seat is Colquitt. It is the only incorporated municipality within the county, and was named for U.S. Senator Walter Colquitt, who was previously a clergyman, attorney and judge.

Colquitt is home to "Swamp Gravy", Georgia's official folk life play with performances in the Spring and Fall. Each performance is a crowd pleasing blend of comedy, drama, and music, steeped in a Southern storytelling tradition. Swamp Gravy's home is a renovated cotton warehouse known as Cotton Hall.

The entire town square in Colquitt is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also listed on the registry is the Tarrer Inn, built in 1861, currently in use as a bed and breakfast.

Peter Toth, an Hungarian-born sculptor, spent several years of his life traveling across America carving memorial gift monuments, one in each state, dedicated to the Native Americans. The only such monument in Georgia is in Colquitt. The 23-foot Red Oak tree is hewn into the head of an Indian brave.

Some of the festivals in Miller County include Storytelling Festival held in the Fall and the Annual Mayhaw Festival which attracts almost 20,000 visitors. Colquitt is known as the "Mayhaw Capital of the World." A Mayhaw is a small, red berry often used for jams and jellies and found only in the Southwest Georgia area.

Miller County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 283.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 22.0 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 0.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.7% of the population reported only one race, with 28.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.51 persons compared to an average family size of 3.03 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $17,959. Per capita income grew by 13.1% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).


People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 6,228 Covered Employment 1,583
   Growth (%) since 1990 -0.8%    Average wage per job $26,799
Households (2000) 2,487 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,668    Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.2 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 2.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $30,234    Average wage per job $40,312
Median Household Income (2008) $32,359 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 25.7    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 69.0 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 5.4%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.3    Average wage per job $34,000



1. MILLER County
Address: P. O. Box 188, Colquitt, GA 39837
Phone: (229) 758-5592
County: Miller County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

2. MILLER County
Address: 100 Pirate Dr, Colquitt, GA 39837
Phone: (229) 758-4140
County: Miller County
Enrollment: 552
Grades: PK-5

3. MILLER County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 96 Perry St, Colquitt, GA 39837
Phone: (229) 758-4130
County: Miller County
Enrollment: 342
Grades: 9-12

4. MILLER County
Address: 96 Perry St, Colquitt, GA 39837
Phone: (229) 758-4131
County: Miller County
Enrollment: 240
Grades: 6-8

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