Harris County, Georgia is situated in the west central region of the state of Georgia in the United States of America. The western border of the county is marked by Chattahoochee river. It is bordered by Troup County to the north, Talbot County to the east and Muscogee County to the south and Meriweather County to the northeast. The county was formed on 14th December 1827 and was named after Charles Harris, a judge, and an attorney in Georgia. The county lies on an area of 473 square miles, of which 464 miles is dry land and 9.1 square miles is water. A significant portion of the county is located at the center of Chattahoochee river-Lake Harding sub-basin of ACF river basin. The only exception is the southeastern border, south of Ellerslie.
Economy and Metropolitan Growth.
Harris County, Georgia is part of the metropolitan area of Columbus, Georgia. The county has embraced industrialization and has a great and developed economy. It prides itself as the sixth-richest county in the state of Georgia regarding per capita income. It is also the richest of all county states outside metro Atlanta. The major highways in the county include Interstate 85, Interstate 185, state route 1, state route 18, U.S Route 27, state route 36, state route 219 and state route 354 among others. The major cities and towns are Hamilton, west point, Shiloh, Pine Mountain and Waverly Hall. The county seat is called Hamilton.
According to census statistics conducted in 2010, Harris County had a population of 32, 024 people, 11,823 households, and 9,268 families. The population density per square mile was 69.0 inhabitants. The housing units were 13,397 at a density of 28.8 per square mile. The county had a racial makeup of 79.3% white, 0.9% Asian, 17.2 % black American, 0.1% Pacific islanders, 0.3% American Indian and 0.7% from other races. People of Latino or Hispanic origin were 2.7% of the total population. From the total population, 35.8% were children under 18 years, 64.0% married couples, 10.3% female householders or single women, 21.6% non-families and 18.5% were individuals. The average size of a family was 3.04, and that of a household was 2.67. The median age was 42.0 years.
Harris County, Georgia is an educational region. The county school district starts from pre-school all the way to grade twelve. It has four elementary schools, a middle school, an intermediate school and a high school. Hamilton is the district central administration place. There are 274 teachers for full-time service and over 4,411 learners in more than seven schools. Examples of the schools in the county are:
· New Mountain Hill Elementary School.
· Mulberry Creek Elementary school
· Park Elementary School
· Pine Ridge Elementary School
· Creekside intermediate School
· Harris County Middle School
· Harris County High School.
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