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Habersham County, Georgia
Seal of Habersham County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Habersham County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Clarkesville
Largest city Cornelia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

279 sq mi (723 km²)
278 sq mi (720 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.37%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

36,903
129/sq mi (50/km²)
Founded 1818
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Habersham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1818, and named for Colonel Joseph Habersham. As of 2000, the population was 35,902. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 42,272.[1] Clarkesville is the county seat. Chartered in 1823, the county seat is named for John C. Clarke, Revolutionary War General and Governor. Since 2009, Habersham County has been represented in the Georgia House of Representatives by Republican member Rick Austin.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 279 square miles (723 km²), of which, 278 square miles (720 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.37%) is water. The highest point in the county is a 4,400-foot knob less than 700 linear feet southeast of the top of Tray Mountain, the sixth-highest mountain in Georgia. Habersham shares this portion of Tray Mountain, just 30 vertical feet shy of the peak's 4,430-foot summit, with White County to the west and Towns County to the north. 2.4 miles to the northeast of Tray Mountain is Young Lick Mountain (also known as Young Lick Knob) which exceeds 3,800 feet. The Appalachian Trail runs along the top of the high ridge between Young Lick and Tray, a part of the Blue Ridge Mountain crest.

The Chattahoochee River rises in what used to be Habersham county, as immortalized in Sidney Lanier's poem, "Song of the Chattahoochee":

OUT of the hills of Habersham,
Down the valleys of Hall,
I hurry amain to reach the plain,
Run the rapid and leap the fall,
Split at the rock and together again,

=See also Hall County, Georgia.

But the county was cut up dramatically in the late 1800s to create Lumpkin, White, Stephens, Banks, and Franklin Counties.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 35,902 people, 13,259 households, and 9,851 families residing in the county. The population density was 129 people per square mile (50/km²). There were 14,634 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.88% White, 4.48% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.99% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 7.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,259 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,321, and the median income for a family was $42,235. Males had a median income of $28,803 versus $23,046 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,706. About 8.80% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 34°38′N 83°32′W / 34.63°N 83.53°W / 34.63; -83.53


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Habersham County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Habersham County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1818
Seat Clarkesville
Largest City Clarkesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

36903
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Habersham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1818 and named for Colonel Joseph Habersham. As of 2000, the population was 35,902. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 39,603 [1]. Clarkesville is the county seat. Chartered in 1823,the county seat is named for John C. Clarke, Revolutionary War General and Governor.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 723 km² (279 sq mi). 720 km² (278 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.37%) is water. The high point of the county is Young Lick Mountain which reaches 3,800 feet above sea level. The Appalachian Trail runs through this point, also called Young Lick Knob.

The Chattahoochee River rises in Habersham county, as immortalized in Sidney Lanier's poem, "Song of the Chattahoochee":

OUT of the hills of Habersham,
Down the valleys of Hall,
I hurry amain to reach the plain,
Run the rapid and leap the fall,
Split at the rock and together again,

See also Hall County.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,902 people, 13,259 households, and 9,851 families residing in the county. The population density was 50/km² (129/sq mi). There were 14,634 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (53/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.88% White, 4.48% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.99% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 7.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,259 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,321, and the median income for a family was $42,235. Males had a median income of $28,803 versus $23,046 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,706. About 8.80% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 34°38′N 83°32′W / 34.63, -83.53

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