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

429 sq mi (1,112 km²)
394 sq mi (1,020 km²)
36 sq mi (92 km²), 8.28%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

173,256
354/sq mi (137/km²)
Founded December 15, 1818
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Hall County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Hall County courthouse in Gainesville, Georgia
Website www.hallcounty.org

Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 139,277. It is included in the Gainesville, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Explosive growth is evident, with the Census estimates for 2007 showing a population of 180,175.[1] The county seat is Gainesville.[2]

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History

Hall County was created on December 15, 1818, from Cherokee lands ceded by the Treaty of Cherokee Agency (1817) and Treaty of Washington (1819).

The County is named for Dr. Lyman Hall, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Georgia as both colony and state.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 429 square miles (1,112 km²), of which, 394 square miles (1,020 km²) of it is land and 36 square miles (92 km²) of it (8.28%) is water.

The Chattahoochee River gathers strength in Hall 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,

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Attractions

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 280,277 people, 80,381 households, and 80,009 families residing in the county. The population density was 354 people per square mile (137/km²). There were 51,046 housing units at an average density of 130 per square mile (50/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.75% White, 7.27% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 8.75% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 19.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 47,381 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 19.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 32.30% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,908, and the median income for a family was $50,100. Males had a median income of $31,769 versus $24,550 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,690. About 8.50% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

2006 Estimate

According to Census Estimates in 2006 Hall County was 65.7% non-Hispanic whites, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% Black and 1.6% Asian.[4]

Cities and towns

Education

Colleges and universities

High Schools

References

External links

Coordinates: 34°19′N 83°49′W / 34.32°N 83.82°W / 34.32; -83.82


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Hall County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Hall County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 15, 1818
Seat Gainesville
Largest City Gainesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 8.28%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

165771
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.hallcounty.org

Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 139,277. It is included in the Gainesville, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Explosive growth is evident, with the Census estimates for 2005 showing a population of 165,771 [1]. The county seat is Gainesville6.

Contents

History

Hall County was created on December 15, 1818 from Cherokee lands ceded by the Treaty of Cherokee Agency (1817) and Treaty of Washington.

The County is named for Dr. Lyman Hall, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Georgia as both colony and state.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,112 km² (429 sq mi). 1,020 km² (394 sq mi) of it is land and 92 km² (36 sq mi) of it (8.28%) is water.

The Chattahoochee River gathers strength in Hall 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,

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Attractions

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 280,277 people, 80,381 households, and 80,009 families residing in the county. The population density was 137/km² (354/sq mi). There were 51,046 housing units at an average density of 50/km² (130/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.75% White, 7.27% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 8.75% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 19.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 47,381 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 19.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 32.30% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,908, and the median income for a family was $50,100. Males had a median income of $31,769 versus $24,550 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,690. About 8.50% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

2005 Estimates

According to Census Estimates in 2005 Hall County was 66.1% non-Hispanic whites, 25.0% Latino, 7.0% Black and 1.5% Asian.

Cities and towns

External links

999,200

Colleges and universities

Coordinates: 34°19′N 83°49′W / 34.32, -83.82

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