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Habersham County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Habersham County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1818
Seat Clarkesville
Largest city Clarkesville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

129/sq mi (50/km²)
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.


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 HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


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 Edit

External linksEdit

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

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