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Harris County, Georgia

PO Box 528
Hamilton, GA 31811
Phone: (706) 628-4944
Fax: (706) 628-7039
www.harriscountychamber.org

On central western border of GA, north of Columbus; organized Dec 14, 1827 from Muscogee and Troup counties. Name Origin: For Charles Harris (1772-1827), a Savannah lawyer and city official

Area (sq mi):: 472.93 (land 463.69; water 9.24) Population per square mile: 59.90
Population 2005: 27,779 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 17.20%; 1990-2000 33.20% Population 2000: 23,695 (White 77.80%; Black or African American 19.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $21,680; median household $47,763; Population below poverty level: 8.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,537-$32,173
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 29.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 75.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Harris County, Texas

1001 Preston St 4th Fl
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 755-5000
www.co.harris.tx.us

In east-central TX, north of Galveston; organized as Harrrisburg County Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Austin and Liberty counties (Old Mexican Municipality); name changed Dec 28, 1839. Name Origin: For John Richardson Harris (1790-1829), trading post owner who ran steamboats between Texas and New Orleans

Area (sq mi):: 1777.69 (land 1728.83; water 48.87) Population per square mile: 2136.20
Population 2005: 3,693,050 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 8.60%; 1990-2000 20.70% Population 2000: 3,400,578 (White 42.10%; Black or African American 18.50%; Hispanic or Latino 32.90%; Asian 5.10%; Other 17.70%). Foreign born: 22.20%. Median age: 31.20
Income 2000: per capita $21,435; median household $42,598; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $35,607-$36,314
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 28.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Houston County seat (201,262)
  • Pasadena (144,174)
  • Baytown (67,321)
  • La Porte (33,265)
  • Deer Park (28,647)
  • Bellaire (16,948)
  • South Houston (16,350)
  • West University Place (14,820)
  • Humble (14,757)
  • Katy (13,012)
  • Seabrook (10,856)
  • Galena Park (10,341)
  • Jacinto City (10,048)

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    For years, Harris County was a big reason for the nation's climbing number of criminal exonerations, due to a backlog of drug cases in which testing showed defendants were actually innocent.
    Harris County is accepting proposals from qualified vendors to provide all risk property insurance for all locations listed on attachment l.
    com)-- Harris County Federal Credit Union had been outsourcing management of its ATMs for several years, but has now turned those ATMs over to Dolphin Debit in a move that has yielded improved service for the credit union.
    Every year since 2002, WNV has been detected in Houston and the surrounding Harris County (Houston/Harris County), the third most populous US county.
    Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health.
    In 2008, after six years as a Houston City Councilman, he was elected Harris County Sheriff, garnering the highest number of votes in the history of Harris County.
    Harris County, Texas, won a Government Finance Officers Association Award for Excellence in 2012 for A Unique Approach: Enhancing and Streamlining Reporting and Analysis in Harris County.
    Fred Brown, major, Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston
    The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has agreed to pay for a new insurance fraud prosecutor and investigator at the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
    Harris County upholds a 2004 district court decision that the display, which prominently features an open Bible illuminated by neon lighting, runs afoul of the Constitution.
    and the Harris County Housing Authority, two organizations that have successfully completed a similar public/private housing development in Bay Brook, adding 100 units to that area's affordable-housing stock.
    You might be interested to know that Houston's own Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman was instrumental in nominating the League for the award.

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