Banks County

Banks County, Georgia

144 Yonah Homer Rd PO Box 337
Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-6240
Fax: (706) 677-6294

In northeastern GA, north of Athens; organized Dec 11, 1858 from Franklin and Habersham counties. Name Origin: For Richard Banks (1784-1850), a noted local surgeon

Area (sq mi):: 233.87 (land 233.67; water 0.20) Population per square mile: 68.70
Population 2005: 16,055 State rank: 102 Population change: 2000-20005 11.30%; 1990-2000 39.90% Population 2000: 14,422 (White 91.90%; Black or African American 3.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.60%; Other 3.10%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,424; median household $38,523; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,669-$24,059
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 30.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 75.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Shoppers may also visit the beautiful Banks County Museum located in Tanger I.
Banks County Schools in northeast Georgia use Apex Learning curriculum, including math courses, with high school students who need to repeat classes in order to recover credits.
In addition to offering customers one-stop value shopping at Tanger Outlet Centers, Tanger also provides customers with additional amenities such as banking, food service, The Banks County Museum, and a trolley service available for transportation from store to store and from Tanger Outlet Center I to Tanger Outlet Center II.
The project is being jointly funded by Banks County and the SCS, which is also providing technical direction.