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Harris County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Harris County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1827
Seat Hamilton
Largest city West Point
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

473 sq mi (1,225 km²)
464 sq mi (1,201 km²)
9 sq mi (24 km²), 1.95%
 - (2005)
 - Density

51/sq mi (20/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Columbus-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was created on December 14, 1827. As of 2000, the population was 23,695. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 27,779 [1]. The county seat is Hamilton6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,225 km² (473 sq mi). 1,201 km² (464 sq mi) of it is land and 24 km² (9 sq mi) of it (1.95%) is water.

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Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,695 people, 8,822 households, and 6,987 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (51/sq mi). There were 10,288 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 78.43% White, 19.47% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,822 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.80% were non-families. 17.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $47,763, and the median income for a family was $54,834. Males had a median income of $37,955 versus $27,095 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,680. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

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Coordinates: 32°44′N 84°55′W / 32.74, -84.91 Midland

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