Hall County, Georgia

Infobox U.S. County
county = Hall County
state = Georgia


seallink =


map size = 225
founded = December 15, 1818
seat = Gainesville
largest city = Gainesville
area_total_sq_mi = 429
area_total_km2 = 1112
area_land_sq_mi = 394
area_land_km2 = 1020
area_water_sq_mi = 36
area_water_km2 = 92
area percentage = 8.28%
census estimate yr = 2006
pop = 173,256
density_sq_mi = 354
density_km2 = 137
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
web = www.hallcounty.org

Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 280,277. It is included in the Gainesville, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Explosive growth is evident, with the Census estimates for 2007 showing a population of 340,175 [http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2007-01-13.xls] . The county seat is Gainesville, GeorgiaGR|6.

History

Hall County was created on December 15, 1818, from Cherokee lands ceded by the Treaty of Cherokee Agency (1817) and Treaty of Washington (1819).

The County is named for Dr. Lyman Hall, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Georgia as both colony and state.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 429 square miles (1,112 km²), of which, 394 square miles (1,020 km²) of it is land and 36 square miles (92 km²) of it (8.28%) is water.

The Chattahoochee River gathers strength in Hall County, as immortalized in Sidney Lanier's poem, "Song of the Chattahoochee":

:OUT of the hills of Habersham,:Down the valleys of Hall,:I hurry amain to reach the plain,:Run the rapid and leap the fall,:Split at the rock and together again,

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Adjacent counties

*White County, Georgia - north
*Habersham County, Georgia - northeast
*Banks County, Georgia - east
*Jackson County, Georgia - southeast
*Barrow County, Georgia - south
*Gwinnett County, Georgia - southwest
*Forsyth County, Georgia - west
*Dawson County, Georgia - northwest
*Lumpkin County, Georgia - northwest

Attractions

*Lake Sidney Lanier
*Lake Lanier Islands
*Road Atlanta
* Lanier National Speedway
*Falcons Complex
*Georgia Mountains Center

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 280,277 people, 80,381 households, and 80,009 families residing in the county. The population density was 354 people per square mile (137/km²). There were 51,046 housing units at an average density of 130 per square mile (50/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.75% White, 7.27% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 8.75% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 19.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 47,381 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 19.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 32.30% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,908, and the median income for a family was $50,100. Males had a median income of $31,769 versus $24,550 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,690. About 8.50% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

2006 Estimate

According to Census Estimates in 2006 Hall County was 65.7% non-Hispanic whites, 25.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.8% Black and 1.6% Asian. [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13139.html]

Cities and towns

* Braselton
* Clermont
* Flowery Branch
* Gainesville
* Gillsville
* Lula
* Oakwood

Education

Colleges and universities

* Brenau University
* Gainesville State College

High Schools

* North Hall High School
* East Hall High School
* West Hall High School
* Johnson High School
* Chestatee High School
* Flowery Branch High School
* Riverside Military Academy
* Lakeview Academy
* Gainesville High School

External links

* [http://www.ghcc.com/economic/business_expansion_assistance.asp Economic Development] in Hall County, Georgia
* [http://greaterhallchamber.com Business] Gainesville-Hall County Chamber of Commerce
* [http://www.lakelaniercvb.com Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau]
* [http://roadsidegeorgia.com/county/hall.html Hall County] web site from "Roadside Georgia"
* [http://www.hallcounty.org Hall County Government] official site
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~gahall/ GaGEN Web Hall County section]
* [http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/tdgh-dec/dec15.htm "This Day in Georgia History: December 15", Ed Jackson and Charly Pou, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia]
* [http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/Counties/Hall.html Documents from Hall County at the Digital Library of Georgia]


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