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Haralson County, Georgia
Haralson County Georgia Courthouse
Former Haralson County Courthouse in Buchanan
Map of Georgia highlighting Haralson County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded January 26, 1856
Named for Hugh A. Haralson
Seat Buchanan
Largest city Bremen
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

283 sq mi (733 km²)
282 sq mi (730 km²)
1.0 sq mi (3 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,780
102/sq mi (39/km²)
Congressional district 14th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Haralson County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,780.[1] The county seat is Buchanan.[2] The county was created on January 26, 1856 and was named for Hugh A. Haralson, a former Georgia congressman.[3][4]

Haralson County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Law/GovernmentEdit

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 David Tarply(R), District 2's Jamie Brown Bennett (R), District 3's Ronnie Ridley (D) and District 4's Sammy Robinson (D). The current sheriff of Haralson County is Eddie Mixon. Judge J. Edward "Eddie" Hulsey, Jr. is the current probate judge.

Previous Presidential Elections Results[5]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 84.4% 9,585 13.0% 1,475 2.6% 297
2012 81.2% 8,446 17.2% 1,789 1.7% 172
2008 77.8% 8,658 20.2% 2,248 2.0% 224
2004 75.5% 7,703 23.8% 2,434 0.7% 72
2000 63.1% 5,153 35.1% 2,869 1.8% 145
1996 46.9% 3,260 41.0% 2,850 12.1% 843
1992 41.2% 3,142 43.1% 3,281 15.7% 1198
1988 65.2% 4,529 34.6% 2,404 0.2% 17
1984 67.1% 3,945 32.9% 1,938
1980 37.4% 2,229 60.5% 3,606 2.1% 125
1976 22.2% 1,301 77.8% 4,550
1972 81.9% 3,460 18.2% 767
1968 26.5% 1,451 14.1% 771 59.4% 3,251
1964 58.9% 3,129 41.1% 2,186 0.0% 2
1960 40.2% 1,869 59.8% 2,783
1956 47.3% 2,218 52.7% 2,472
1952 35.6% 1,264 64.4% 2,283
1948 12.8% 457 63.5% 2,263 23.7% 843
1944 42.2% 911 57.8% 1,248
1940 24.6% 457 75.2% 1,397 0.2% 4
1936 32.3% 787 67.4% 1,643 0.3% 8
1932 14.9% 223 85.1% 1,278
1928 69.2% 1,547 30.8% 690
1924 54.0% 667 36.2% 447 9.8% 121
1920 71.7% 1,108 28.3% 438
1916 44.4% 779 47.8% 837 7.8% 137
1912 63.5% 701 34.8% 384 1.7% 19

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 283 square miles (730 km2), of which 282 square miles (730 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.4%) is water.[6]

The vast majority of Haralson County is located in the Upper Tallapoosa River sub-basin of the ACT River Basin (Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin). Just the very northwestern corner of the county is located in the Upper Coosa River sub-basin of the same ACT River Basin.[7]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 3,039
1870 4,004 31.8%
1880 5,972 49.2%
1890 11,316 89.5%
1900 11,922 5.4%
1910 13,514 13.4%
1920 14,440 6.9%
1930 13,263 −8.2%
1940 14,377 8.4%
1950 14,663 2.0%
1960 14,543 −0.8%
1970 15,927 9.5%
1980 18,422 15.7%
1990 21,966 19.2%
2000 25,690 17.0%
2010 28,780 12.0%
Est. 2016 29,042 [8] 13.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[13] 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.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,780 people, 10,757 households, and 7,820 families residing in the county.[14] The population density was 102.0 inhabitants per square mile (39.4 /km2). There were 12,287 housing units at an average density of 43.5 per square mile (16.8 /km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 92.8% white, 4.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 37.1% were American, 14.1% were Irish, 11.1% were English, and 6.0% were German.[16]

Of the 10,757 households, 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.3% were non-families, and 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 38.5 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $38,996 and the median income for a family was $45,339. Males had a median income of $39,452 versus $32,170 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,033. About 15.6% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.[17]

EducationEdit

Public education in the county is largely provided by the Haralson County School District. However, the City of Bremen, which straddles the border of Haralson and Carroll Counties, operates the independent Bremen City School District.

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13143.html. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 149. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA149#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  5. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US13143. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US13143. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US13143. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US13143. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 

External linksEdit

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


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