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Harris County, Georgia

Harris County is a county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 23,695. The county's county seat is Hamilton, Georgia6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,225 km² (473 mi²). 1,201 km² (464 mi²) of it is land and 24 km² (9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.95% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 23,695 people, 8,822 households, and 6,987 families residing in the county. The population density is 20/km² (51/mi²). There are 10,288 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.43% White, 19.47% 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $47,763, and the median income for a family is $54,834. Males have a median income of $37,955 versus $27,095 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,680. 8.20% of the population and 6.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.60% are under the age of 18 and 13.60% are 65 or older.

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