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Banks County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Banks County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Homer
Largest city Baldwin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

234 sq mi (606 km²)
234 sq mi (605 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.09%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

16,445
62/sq mi (24/km²)
Founded 1859
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
HomerGeorgiaNewBanksCountyCourtHouse.jpg
Banks County courthouse in Homer, Georgia
Website www.bankscountyga.org

Banks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 14,422. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 16,556.[1] The county seat is Homer.[2]

Contents

History

The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation to create Banks County on February 1, 1859, from Franklin and Habersham Counties.

The County is named for Richard Banks, a prominent 19th century physician in Gainesville, Georgia.

Ty Cobb, a Baseball Hall of Famer, was born in Banks County in 1886 in an area of the county knows as The Narrows - a small farming community consisting of fewer than 100 people. The area and birthplace are on State Highway 105 in the northern part of the county near the Broad River.

The legal organ for the county is The Banks County News, a member of Mainstreet News, Inc.

One of the county's oldest churchsites is the Hebron Presbyterian Church, established in 1796.

Banks County is the home of the Atlanta Dragway, located near Banks Crossing.

Also known for being the home of the former World's largest Easter Egg Hunt.

Law and government

As of January 1st 2010, the county's government will consist of a five-member county commission, with one being the Chairman of the Commission.

  • Milton Dalton is the Commission Chairman.
  • Rickey Cain, Ernest Rogers, Charles Turk, and Joe Barefoot are the other commissioners representing Districts 1-4.
  • The Sheriff is Charles Chapman
  • The Coroner is Bobby Eubanks
  • The Probate Judge is Betty Thomas
  • The Clerk of Court is Timothy Harper
  • The Magistrate Judge is Ivan Mote.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 234 square miles (606 km²), of which, 234 square miles (605 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.09%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,422 people, 5,364 households, and 4,162 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 5,808 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.16% White, 3.22% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 3.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,364 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.40% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 19.20% 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 2.69 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,523, and the median income for a family was $43,136. Males had a median income of $29,986 versus $21,698 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,424. About 9.80% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 34°21′N 83°30′W / 34.35°N 83.50°W / 34.35; -83.50


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Banks County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Banks County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1859
Seat Homer
Largest City Baldwin
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.09%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

16445
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.bankscountyga.org

Banks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 14,422. The 2006 Census Estimate placed the population at 16,445 [1]. The county seat is Homer6.

Contents

History

The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation to create Banks County on February 1, 1859 from Franklin and Habersham Counties.

The County is named for Richard Banks, a prominent 19th century physician in Gainesville.

Ty Cobb, Baseball Hall of Famer, was born in Banks County in 1886 in an area of the county knows as The Narrows - a small farming community consisting of fewer than 100 people.

Law and government

As of July 19 2004 the county's government consisted of a three-member county commission, with one being the Chairman of the Commission.

  • Gene Hart is the Commission Chairman, Rickey Cain and Pat Westmoreland are the other two members
  • The Sheriff is Charles Chapman
  • The Coroner is Billy Poole
  • The Probate Judge is Betty Thomas
  • The Clerk of Court is Timothy Harper.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 606 km² (234 sq mi). 605 km² (234 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.09%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,422 people, 5,364 households, and 4,162 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (62/sq mi). There were 5,808 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.16% White, 3.22% [[Race (United States Census)or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 3.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,364 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.40% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 19.20% 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 2.69 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,523, and the median income for a family was $43,136. Males had a median income of $29,986 versus $21,698 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,424. About 9.80% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 34°21′N 83°30′W / 34.35, -83.50

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