Towns County

Towns County, Georgia

48 River St Suite B
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone: (706) 896-2276
Fax: (706) 896-4628
www.mountaintopga.com

On northern border of GA, northwest of Athens; organized Mar 6, 1856 from Rabun and Union counties. Name Origin: For George Washington Bonaparte Towns (1801-54), U.S. representative from GA (1835-36; 1837-39; 1846-47) and governor (1847-51)

Area (sq mi):: 172.01 (land 166.66; water 5.35) Population per square mile: 61.90
Population 2005: 10,315 State rank: 126 Population change: 2000-20005 10.70%; 1990-2000 38.00% Population 2000: 9,319 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 48.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,221; median household $31,950; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,678-$24,036
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 28.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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