Harris County, Georgia
|Harris County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 14, 1827|
|Largest city||West Point|
|• Total||472.93 sq mi (1,225 km2)|
|• Land||463.69 sq mi (1,201 km2)|
|• Water||9.24 sq mi (24 km2), 1.95%|
|• Density||51/sq mi (20/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Harris County is located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 14, 1827. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,024.1 The county seat is Hamilton.2 The County courthouse was designed by Edward Columbus Hosford.
A historic marker in front of the Harris County Courthouse erected in 1954 by the Georgia Historical Commission reads as follows: "This county, created by Acts of the Legislature December 14, 1827, is named for Charles Harris, eminent Savannah jurist. Born in England and educated in France, he served Savannah as alderman or mayor for 20 years, refusing higher offices. The first Courthouse was built in 1831 and the present one in 1908. First election was held 1828. First county officers were: Sheriff Lewis Wynn, Superior Court Clerk Clark Blandford, Inferior Court Clerk Josiah W. Batchelder, Surveyor Absalom Beddell, Coroner F.A.B. Wheeler, Tax Receiver Burrell Blackmon, and Tax Collector John D. Johnson."
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 472.93 square miles (1,224.9 km2), of which 463.69 square miles (1,201.0 km2) (or 98.05%) is land and 9.24 square miles (23.9 km2) (or 1.95%) is water.3
- State Route 1
- State Route 18
- State Route 36
- State Route 85
- State Route 85 Alternate
- State Route 103
- State Route 116
- State Route 190
- State Route 208
- State Route 219
- State Route 315
- State Route 354
- State Route 403 (unsigned designation for I-85)
- State Route 411 (unsigned designation for I-185)
- Troup County (north)
- Meriwether County (northeast)
- Talbot County (east)
- Muscogee County (south)
- Lee County, Alabama (southwest)
- Chambers County, Alabama (northwest)
As of the census6 of 2000, there were 23,695 people, 8,822 households, and 6,987 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 10,288 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.43% White, 19.47% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,822 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.80% were non-families. 17.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,763, and the median income for a family was $54,834. Males had a median income of $37,955 versus $27,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,680. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.
- Cataula (unincorporated)
- Ellerslie (unincorporated)
- Fortson, Georgia
- Midland, Georgia
- Mountain Hill (unincorporated)
- Pine Mountain
- Pine Mountain Valley (unincorporated)
- Rehobeth (unincorporated)
- Ridgeway (unincorporated)
- Waverly Hall
- West Point
- Whitesville (unincorporated)
- Georgia Militia Colonel Reuben J. Crews, father of C.C. Crews.
- Benjamin Franklin White, Clerk of the Inferior Court of Harris County, and mayor of Whitesville, Georgia, compiler of the shape note tunebook known as The Sacred Harp
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Harris County, Georgia
- USNS Harris County (T-LST-822)
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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||Chambers County, Alabama||Troup County||Meriwether County|
|Lee County, Alabama||Muscogee County|