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

283 sq mi (733 km²)
282 sq mi (731 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.37%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

28,616
91/sq mi (35/km²)
Founded January 26, 1856
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Haralson County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Former Haralson County Courthouse in Buchanan, Georgia

Haralson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on January 26, 1856. As of 2000, the population was 25,690. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 28,718.[1] The county seat is Buchanan.[2]

It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area).

Contents

History

The history of the county is told through various online exhibits of the Haralson County Historical Society.

Law/Government

The county was originally governed by a sole Commissioner of Roads and Revenues. The last occupant of this office was Charles Sanders (D). The county is now governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, which replaced the single-commissioner form beginning with the term starting in January 2005. The Chairman of the Board is elected county-wide. The current occupant of this office is Allen Poole (R), who had previously come close to winning election in the single-commissioner era. There are four other commissioners, one elected from each of four geographical districts. The current occupants of these offices are District 1's Eric Robinson (R), District 2's Bob Birky (R), District 3's Vance Posey (D) and District 4's Sammy Lewis Robinson (D). The current sheriff of Haralson County is Eddie Mixon. Judge J. Edward "Eddie" Hulsey, Jr. is the current probate judge.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 283 square miles (733 km²), of which, 282 square miles (731 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Economy

The Haralson County Chamber of Commerce represents many businesses operating in the county. The Haralson County Development Authority is concerned with economic development. A quantitative economic history of the county between 1969 and 2003 appears here.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 25,690 people, 9,826 households, and 7,192 families residing in the county. The population density was 91 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 10,719 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.97% White, 5.40% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,826 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,656, and the median income for a family was $38,373. Males had a median income of $31,816 versus $20,821 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,823. About 11.40% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.10% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Haralson County Board of Education oversees public education in the county, including Buchanan Primary, Buchanan Elementary, Tallapoosa Primary, West Haralson Elementary, Haralson County Middle and Haralson County High School. The high school offers both academic and vocational classes.

West Central Technical College operates a Career Resource Center and the Thomas B. Murphy campus in Waco; some students from the county's high school attend dual enrollment classes at the WGTC Murphy campus.

Cities and towns

References

Coordinates: 33°47′N 85°13′W / 33.79°N 85.21°W / 33.79; -85.21


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Haralson County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Haralson County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 26, 1856
Seat Buchanan
Largest City Bremen
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

28616
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Haralson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on January 26, 1856. As of 2000, the population was 25,690. The 2006 Census Estimate shows a population of 28,616 [1]. The county seat is Buchanan6.

It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area).

Contents

History

The history of the county is told through various online exhibits of the Haralson County Historical Society.

Law/Government

The county was originally governed by a sole Commissioner of Roads and Revenues. The last occupant of this office was Charles Sanders (D). The county is now governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, which replaced the single-commissioner form beginning with the term starting in January 2005. The Chairman of the Board is elected county-wide. The current occupant of this office is Allen Poole (R), who had previously come close to winning election in the single-commissioner era. There are four other commissioners, one elected from each of four geographical districts. The current occupants of these offices are District 1's Eric Robinson (R), District 3's Vance Posey (D) and District 4's Sammy Lewis Robinson (D). The District 2 seat is currently vacant due to the passing of Jimmy Smith. The current sheriff of Haralson County is Eddie Mixon. Judge J. Edward "Eddie" Hulsey, Jr. is the current probate judge.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 733 km² (283 sq mi). 731 km² (282 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.37%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Economy

The Haralson County Chamber of Commerce represents many businesses operating in the county. The Haralson County Development Authority is concerned with economic development. A quantitative economic history of the county between 1969 and 2003 appears here.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 25,690 people, 9,826 households, and 7,192 families residing in the county. The population density was 35/km² (91/sq mi). There were 10,719 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (38/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.97% White, 5.40% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,826 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,656, and the median income for a family was $38,373. Males had a median income of $31,816 versus $20,821 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,823. About 11.40% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.10% of those under age 18 and 16.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 33°47′N 85°13′W / 33.79, -85.21

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Simple English

File:Map of Georgia highlighting Haralson
Haralson County on a map of Georgia

Haralson County, Georgia is a county in the state of Georgia. The county's capital is Buchanan. It has a population of 25,000 people, and over 28,000 guessed currently.

Cities and towns

  • Bowdon
  • Bremen
  • Buchanan
  • Cedartown
  • Rockmart
  • Temple
  • Tallapoosa
  • Waco
  • Budapest
  • Felton

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