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.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 473 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 464 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 9.1 square miles (24 km2) (1.9%) is water. Harris is in the Chattahoochee River basin with a tiny part of extreme eastern Harris in the Flint 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 census of 2010, there were 32,024 people, 11,823 households, and 9,268 families residing in the county. The population density was 69 people per square mile (111/km²). There were 13,397 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.30% White, 17.20% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 2.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 11,823 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.00% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.60% 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 $69,223, 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 $31,482. About 6.50% of families and 8.0% 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.
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|