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Haralson County, Georgia
Map
Map of Georgia highlighting Haralson County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 26, 1856
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)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: Hugh A. Haralson

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • I-20.svg Interstate 20
  • US 27.svg U.S. Route 27
  • Business plate.svg
    US 27.svg U.S. Route 27 Business
  • US 78.svg U.S. Route 78
  • Georgia 1.svg State Route 1
  • Georgia 1 Business.svg State Route 1 Business
  • Georgia 8.svg State Route 8
  • Georgia 16.svg State Route 16
  • Georgia 100.svg State Route 100
  • Georgia 113.svg State Route 113
  • Georgia 120.svg State Route 120
  • Georgia 402.svg State Route 402 (unsigned designation for I-20)

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
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. 2015 28,854 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census 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 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,780 people, 10,757 households, and 7,820 families residing 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.

Communities


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