Haralson County, Georgia facts for kids
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Former Haralson County Courthouse in Buchanan in 1980
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
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|Founded||January 26, 1856|
|Named for||Hugh A. Haralson|
|• Total||283 sq mi (730 km2)|
|• Land||282 sq mi (730 km2)|
|• Water||1.0 sq mi (3 km2) 0.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||102/sq mi (39/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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. The county seat is Buchanan. The county was created on January 26, 1856, and was named for Hugh A. Haralson, a former Georgia congressman.
Haralson County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
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.
- Polk County - north
- Paulding County - northeast
- Carroll County - south
- Cleburne County, Alabama - west (CST)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,780 people, 10,757 households, and 7,820 families living in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 37.1% were American, 14.1% were Irish, 11.1% were English, and 6.0% were German.
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.
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.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,253||4.19%|
|Hispanic or Latino||497||1.66%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 29,919 people, 11,259 households, and 7,960 families residing in the county.
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.
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