Georgia Echols County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 13, 1858

Population: 3,754

Total Area: 404.2 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Statenville (County Seat)

• Fruitland
• Haylow
• Howell
• Mayday

• Needmore
• Potter
• Tarver

Echols County, located on the Georgia/Florida border, was created in 1858 from portions of Clinch and Lowndes counties. It was named for Robert M. Echols, a member of the General Assembly for 24 years and a Senate President, who died fighting as a brigadier general in the Mexican War.

Statenville is named for Capt. James W. Staten, who built the first store in the town. Statenville was previously known as Troublesome.

Echols County is one of Georgia’s least populated counties. Over 90% of the county is forest and under contract to private companies.

Echols County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 404.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 10.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 95.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 6.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 19.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.97 persons compared to an average family size of 3.26 persons.

In 2008 ag., forestry, fishing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $22,615. Per capita income declined by 4.5% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 4,213 Covered Employment 663
Growth (%) since 1990 80.5% Average wage per job $23,533
Households (2000) 1,264 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 2,169 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $19,960 Average wage per job $43,840
Median Household Income (2008) $35,925 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 26.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 60.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.4 Average wage per job D

1. ECHOLS County
Address: 190 Ga Highway 94 E, Statenville, GA 31648
Phone: (229) 559-5413
County: Echols County
Enrollment: 741
Grades: PK-12