Harris County, Georgia
|Harris County, Georgia|
County courthouse in Hamilton
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 14, 1827|
|Largest city||West Point|
|• Total||473 sq mi (1,225 km2)|
|• Land||464 sq mi (1,202 km2)|
|• Water||9.1 sq mi (24 km2), 1.9%|
|• Density||69/sq mi (27/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Harris County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,024. The county seat is Hamilton. The county was created on December 14, 1827 and named for Charles Harris, a Georgia judge and attorney.
The majority of Harris County is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin), with the exception of the county's southeastern border area, south of Ellerslie, which is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Walter F. George Lake sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin.
- Interstate 85
- Interstate 185
- U.S. Route 27
U.S. Route 27 Alternate
- 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/CST Border)
- Chambers County, Alabama (northwest/CST Border except Lanett and Valley as the cities are jointed by the Columbus Metropolitan Area)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 32,024 people, 11,823 households, and 9,268 families residing in the county. The population density was 69.0 inhabitants per square mile (26.6/km2). There were 13,397 housing units at an average density of 28.9 per square mile (11.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 79.3% white, 17.2% black or African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 13.5% were German, 13.4% were Irish, 11.5% were English, and 10.5% were American.
Of the 11,823 households, 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.6% were non-families, and 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age was 42.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $67,018 and the median income for a family was $74,457. Males had a median income of $49,844 versus $37,103 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,073. About 6.0% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
The Harris County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of four elementary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school, and a high school. The district headquarters is located in Hamilton, and has 274 full-time teachers and over 4,411 students spread out over 7 schools.
- Mulberry Creek Elementary School (Cataula)
- New Mountain Hill Elementary School (Fortson)
- Park Elementary School (Hamilton)
- Pine Ridge Elementary School (Ellerslie)
- Creekside Intermediate School (grades 5-6) (Cataula)
- Harris County Carver Middle School (Hamilton)
- Harris County High School (Hamilton)
- 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)
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||Chambers County, Alabama||Troup County||Meriwether County|
|Lee County, Alabama||Muscogee County|