Lumpkin County

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Lumpkin County, Georgia

99 Courthouse Hill Suite A
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-3742
Fax: (706) 864-4760
www.lumpkincounty.gov

In north-central GA, northeast of Atlanta; organized Dec 3, 1832 from Cherokee, Hall, and Habersham counties. Name Origin: For Wilson Lumpkin (1783-1870), GA governor (1831-35) and U.S. senator (1837-41)

Area (sq mi):: 284.87 (land 284.47; water 0.40) Population per square mile: 85.50
Population 2005: 24,324 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 15.70%; 1990-2000 44.20% Population 2000: 21,016 (White 92.20%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 3.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 32.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,062; median household $39,167; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,937-$22,282
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 29.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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We analyzed the patterns of habitat use by foraging bats at Hurricane Creek Biological Research Station (Lumpkin County, GA) using ultrasound recorders and acoustical software.
* Lumpkin County, Ga.: Americans United contacted the County Commissioner's office in March asking for the removal of a Ten Commandments display from the local courthouse.
* Georgia: Officials in Lumpkin County, Ga., agreed to remove a Ten Commandments display from the local courthouse when Americans United and the Georgia ACLU threatened to take legal action.