As of the census of 2012, there were 12,042 people and 4,908 households in Early County. The racial makeup of the county was 50.7% White, 47.5% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. 1.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the county the population was spread out with 30% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,859 and the average household income was $44,260. The per capita income for the county was $18,666.

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