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Pickens County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Pickens County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 5, 1863
Named for Andrew Pickens
Seat Jasper
Largest city Jasper
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

233 sq mi (603 km²)
232 sq mi (601 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²),
 - (2006)
 - Density


Pickens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The 2000 Census showed a population of 22,983. The 2006 Census Estimate shows a population of 29,640 [1]. The county seat is Jasper6.

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


The Georgia General Assembly passed an act on December 5, 1863 to create Pickens County from portions of Cherokee and Gilmer counties. Pickens received several more land additions from Cherokee (1869) and Gilmer Counties (1858 and 1863); however several sections of Pickens County have also been transferred to other counties: Dawson County (1857), Gordon County (1860), and Cherokee County (1870).

Pickens County is named for American Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 603 km² (233 sq mi). 601 km² (232 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.28%) is water. The highest point in Pickens County is the 3,288 foot summit of Mount Oglethorpe.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,983 people, 8,960 households, and 6,791 families residing in the county. The population density was 38/km² (99/sq mi). There were 10,687 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.21% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 2.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,960 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 20.50% 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 2.54 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,387, and the median income for a family was $47,123. Males had a median income of $32,039 versus $22,866 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,774. About 6.20% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

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Notable Residents Edit

Farish Carter Tate James Matthew Mayfield

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Coordinates: 34°28′N 84°28′W / 34.46, -84.46

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