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Georgia Washington County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: February 25, 1784

Population: 21,176

Total Area: 680.5 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Sandersville (County Seat)

• Davisboro
• Deepstep
• Harrison
• Oconee

• Riddleville
• Tennille

Washington County, the 10th county formed in Georgia, was created in 1783. One of Georgia's original counties, it was the first in the nation to be named for President George Washington. Its first settlers were Revolutionary War veterans, who were given land grants for their service to the country.

Washington County is the "Kaolin Capital of the World." One of Georgia's most important minerals, kaolin is a white, alumina-silicate clay used in hundreds of products ranging from paper to cosmetics to the nose cones of rockets.

The Official State of Georgia Historical Plates, depicting events and people from the state's history, were designed by Sandersville native Louise Irwin in 1933. The plates are made in England by Wedgewood and are available for sale at the Sandersville Public Library.

About two dozen historical markers are placed throughout the county, most relating to the Civil War. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places are the Francis Plantation, Washington County Courthouse, the Old City Cemetery, North Harris Street Historic District, and Charles Edward Choate Historic District.

Hamburg State Park offers a 225-acre lake with tent and trailer sites, a museum, grist mill fishing, boats and canoes.

Washington County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 680.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 30.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 21.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.6% of the population reported only one race, with 53.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.65 persons compared to an average family size of 3.17 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $20,163. Per capita income grew by 12.8% 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) 20,879 Covered Employment 7,541
   Growth (%) since 1990 9.2%    Average wage per job $31,270
Households (2000) 7,435 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 8.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 8,013    Average wage per job $40,183
Unemployment Rate (2009) 13.1 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 9.1%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $29,435    Average wage per job $31,545
Median Household Income (2008) $35,394 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 23.4    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 68.3 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.5%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.5    Average wage per job $40,283

 

 

1. CRAWFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 127, Tennille, GA 31089
Phone: (478) 552-7858
County: Washington County
Enrollment: 251
Grades: KG-3

2. ELDER PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 856, Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 552-6047
County: Washington County
Enrollment: 603
Grades: PK-2

3. SANDERSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 514 N Harris St, Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 552-2245
County: Washington County
Enrollment: 628 3-5

4. SANDERSVILLE REGIONAL YOUTH DETENTION CENTER
Address: 423 Industrial Drive, Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 553-2400
County: Washington County
Enrollment: 0 6-11

5. T. J. ELDER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 816, Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 552-2007
County: Washington County
Enrollment: 740
Grades: 6-8

6. WASHINGTON County
Enrollment: ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
Address: 420 Riddleville Rd, Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 553-1243
County: Washington County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

7. WASHINGTON County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 420 Riddleville Rd, Sandersville, GA 31082
Phone: (478) 552-2324
County: Washington County
Enrollment: 1,107
Grades:
Grades:
Grades: 9-12


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