Banks County

Banks County, Georgia

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

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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