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Harris County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 32,550 (3% urban, 97% rural); it was 23,695 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,360
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,787
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,596
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,676 (it was 1,226 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

34%

Land area: 464 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 70 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harris County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.1%), Retail trade (11.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.2%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Harris County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 15,975  (36.5%)
Females: 16,049  (63.5%)

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Harris County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Harris County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,567 ($47,762 in 1999)
This county:

$53567
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $288, upper quartile is $543)
This county:

$402
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $193,713 (it was $113,700 in 2000)
Harris County:

$193,713
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $121,364 - $296,375

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $248,658
Here:

$248,658
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,483,070
Here:

$1,483,070
State:

$183,253

In 2-unit structures: $820,325
Here:

$820,325
State:

$162,731

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $16,645
Here:

$16,645
State:

$178,500

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $825,172
Here:

$825,172
State:

$202,248

Mobile homes: $94,508
Here:

$94,508
State:

$44,353
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,355
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $377

Institutionalized population: 315

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,410 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $746 (0.6%)


Harris County household income distribution in 2009 Harris County home values distribution


Harris County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.2%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Black residents, 0.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 21.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.2%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.8%
Whole state:

6.1%

Area name: Columbus, GA-AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harris County is $479 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $729 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pine Mountain, Waverly Hall, Shiloh, Hamilton.

Harris County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Harris County: Camp Concharty (A), Camp Lewis (B), Camp McKenzie Boy Scout Camp (C), Camp Seven Springs (D), Sunnyside Community Club (E), Pine Mountain Camp (F), Cataula Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (G), Antioch Volunteer Fire Department (H), Northwest Harris Volunteer Fire Department (I), Jackson Recreation Center (J), Good Samaritan Home for Aged (K), Pine Mountain Valley Volunteer Fire Department (L), Melody Lake Volunteer Fire Department (M), Hopewell Community Volunteer Fire Department (N), Antioch Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (O), Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department (P), Cataula Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harris County include: Bethesda Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Bethany Church (C), Church of God (D), Ellerslie Methodist Church (E), Faith Tabernacle (F), Calloway Memorial Chapel (G), Hopewell Church (H), Central Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Billingslea Cemetery (2), Meadows Cemetery (3), Smith-Hattox Cemetery (4), Spear Cemetery (5), Clowers Cemetery (6), Cooks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Rebel (A), Lake Lorraine (B), Lake Asa (C), Hummingbird Lake (D), Lake Florence (E), Mobleys Lake (F), Mockingbrid Lake (G), Falls Creek Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Williams Creek (A), Whetstone Branch (B), Bethel Creek (C), Turntime Branch (D), Blue Spring Branch (E), Striblin Creek (F), Joe Grant Branch (G), Stanley Creek (H), Sparks Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Harris County include: Linwood Playground (1), Franklin D Roosevelt State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chambers County, Alabama , Lee County, Alabama , Meriwether County , Muscogee County , Talbot County , Troup County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 879
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 448 (42% naturalized citizens)

Harris County:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 24.3%

Harris County marital status for males
Harris County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Harris County with a mortgage: 3,972 (496 second mortgage, 508 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,518

Here:

72.3% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.00%
Here32.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,582
Total congregations: 37

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church
Adherents5,324 (70.2%)1,351 (17.8%)228 (3.0%)201 (2.7%)143 (1.9%)
Congregations19 (51.4%)9 (24.3%)1 (2.7%)1 (2.7%)1 (2.7%)
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents114 (1.5%)82 (1.1%)74 (1.0%)36 (0.5%)29 (0.4%)
Congregations1 (2.7%)1 (2.7%)2 (5.4%)1 (2.7%)1 (2.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Harris County - Pine Mountain, Waverly Hall, Shiloh, Hamilton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Harris County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Harris County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Harris County:

10.4%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Harris County:

Average size of farms: 225 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,995
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $300.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.38%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,224
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,392
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.54
Corn for grain: 95 harvested acres
Vegetables: 33 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 146 acres

Tornado activity:

Harris County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 1.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/13/1980, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harris County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Harris County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Harris County (%):





Harris County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,029 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1,389 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 20 (0%)
  • Walked: 76 (1%)
  • Other means: 34 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 231 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Harris County, Georgia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Harris County, Georgia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $59,464.

11.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($53,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.09%
Georgia average:

10.98%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($571 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.14%
Georgia average:

0.39%

7.53% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($35,536 average AGI)
3.42% relocated from other states ($17,691 average AGI)
Harris County:

3.42%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Muscogee County, GA  5.02% ($56,197 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  0.46% ($37,178)
from Lee County, AL  0.40% ($59,872)
from Meriwether County, GA  0.27% ($27,889)
from Russell County, AL  0.22% ($25,045)
from Chattahoochee County, GA  0.15% ($44,067)
from Talbot County, GA  0.15% ($46,400)


8.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,858 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.24% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($26,529 average AGI)
2.44% relocated to other states ($13,330 average AGI)
Harris County:

2.44%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Muscogee County, GA  3.71% ($38,206 average AGI)
to Troup County, GA  0.64% ($28,213)
to Russell County, AL  0.33% ($27,125)
to Lee County, AL  0.29% ($34,643)
to Meriwether County, GA  0.29% ($30,500)
to Fulton County, GA  0.16% ($27,267)
to Talbot County, GA  0.13% ($36,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Harris County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Harris County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Harris County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,971 (2,486 aged, 485 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1155.550
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 860.360
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 4.48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21.6

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,582

Size of family households: 4,059 2-persons, 2,131 3-persons, 1,911 4-persons, 785 5-persons, 254 6-persons, 128 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,187 1-person, 320 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

95.9% of residents of Harris County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $107,613,000 ($4017 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,286,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,481,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,217,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $47,000
Federal grants: $21,911,000
Federal procurement contracts: $713,000 ($50,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,243,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $77,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $20,230,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,096,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,538
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,076
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +73
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,596
Here:

+129 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Harris County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.49 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Harris County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 262
  • 4 rooms: 489
  • 5 rooms: 1,579
  • 6 rooms: 1,907
  • 7 rooms: 1,594
  • 8 rooms: 804
  • 9+ rooms: 917
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 78
  • 3 rooms: 171
  • 4 rooms: 340
  • 5 rooms: 277
  • 6 rooms: 149
  • 7 rooms: 125
  • 8 rooms: 65
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harris County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 163
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,168
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,542
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,474
  • 5+ bedrooms: 225
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 182
  • 2 bedrooms: 513
  • 3 bedrooms: 426
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Harris County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 223
  • 1 vehicle: 1,522
  • 2 vehicles: 3,439
  • 3 vehicles: 1,707
  • 4 vehicles: 532
  • 5+ vehicles: 173
  • no vehicle: 176
  • 1 vehicle: 559
  • 2 vehicles: 347
  • 3 vehicles: 93
  • 4 vehicles: 41
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

57% of Harris County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Georgia.

Harris County:

56.9%
State average:

50.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $105,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harris County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (57.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.3%)
  • Utility gas (9.5%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Electricity (50.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.1%)
  • Utility gas (6.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 426
Here:

15.2%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 131
Here:

8.6%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

8.1%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Harris County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Harris County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Harris County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Harris County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Harris County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Harris County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Harris County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11677.3 years
James11573.0 years
William9871.9 years
Willie9370.6 years
John9376.0 years
Robert7172.3 years
George5671.5 years
Annie4676.5 years
Charles3972.8 years
Thomas3374.3 years
Most common last names in Harris County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Copeland8775.1 years
Williams8074.2 years
Smith7377.6 years
Jones4370.2 years
Hudson4074.9 years
Harris3474.0 years
Carter3270.8 years
Johnson3068.0 years
Walker2969.8 years
Davis2775.1 years
Businesses in Harris County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
FedEx3Super 81
KFC1UPS1
Nike1
Browse common businesses in Harris County, GA

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