Habersham County

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Habersham County, Georgia

555 Monroe St Unit 20
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: (706) 754-6270
Fax: (706) 754-1014
www.co.habersham.ga.us

In northeastern GA; original county; organized Dec 15, 1818 from Cherokee lands. Name Origin: For Col. Joseph Habersham (1751-1815), member of the Continental Congress and U.S. postmaster general (1795-1801)

Area (sq mi):: 279.20 (land 278.17; water 1.03) Population per square mile: 142.40
Population 2005: 39,603 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 10.30%; 1990-2000 30.00% Population 2000: 35,902 (White 84.90%; Black or African American 4.50%; Hispanic or Latino 7.70%; Asian 1.90%; Other 4.80%). Foreign born: 7.80%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,706; median household $36,321; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,916-$23,202
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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