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Hall County, Georgia
Hall County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Hall County courthouse in Gainesville, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Hall County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1818
Seat Gainesville
Largest city Gainesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

429.19 sq mi (1,112 km²)
393.66 sq mi (1,020 km²)
35.53 sq mi (92 km²), 8.28%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

179,684
354/sq mi (137/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.hallcounty.org

Hall County is a county located in the US state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 139,277. It is included in the Gainesville, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also part of the greater AtlantaSandy Springs–Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama Combined Statistical Area. Explosive growth is evident, with the census for 2010 census showing a population of 179,684.[1] Gainesville is the county seat and most populous city.

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 2000 census, the county has a total area of 429.19 square miles (1,111.6 km2), of which 393.66 square miles (1,019.6 km2) (or 91.72%) is land and 35.53 square miles (92.0 km2) (or 8.28%) is covered by water.[2]

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,

Major highways[]

Interstate highways[]

  • I-985.svg Interstate 985

U.S. highways[]

  • US 23.svg U.S. Route 23
  • US 129.svg U.S. Route 129

State routes[]

  • Georgia 11.svg State Route 11
  • Georgia 11 Business.svg State Route 11 Business
  • Georgia 13.svg State Route 13
  • Georgia 51.svg State Route 51
  • Georgia 52.svg State Route 52
  • Georgia 53.svg State Route 53
  • Georgia 53 Connector.svg State Route 53 Connector
  • Georgia 60.svg State Route 60
  • Georgia 82.svg State Route 82
  • Georgia 115.svg State Route 115
  • Georgia 136.svg State Route 136
  • Georgia 211.svg State Route 211
  • Georgia 254.svg State Route 254
  • Georgia 283.svg State Route 283
  • Georgia 284.svg State Route 284
  • Georgia 323.svg State Route 323
  • Georgia 332.svg State Route 332
  • Georgia 347.svg State Route 347
  • Georgia 365.svg State Route 365
  • Georgia 369.svg State Route 369
  • Georgia 419.svg State Route 419 (unsigned designation for I-985)

Adjacent counties[]

Attractions[]

  • Lake Sidney Lanier
  • Lake Lanier Islands (Buford)
  • Road Atlanta (Braselton)
  • Lanier National Speedway (Braselton)
  • Falcons Complex (Flowery Branch)
  • Georgia Mountains Center (Gainesville)

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 5,086
1830 11,748 131.0%
1840 7,875 −33.0%
1850 8,713 10.6%
1860 9,366 7.5%
1870 9,607 2.6%
1880 15,298 59.2%
1890 18,047 18.0%
1900 20,752 15.0%
1910 25,730 24.0%
1920 26,822 4.2%
1930 30,313 13.0%
1940 34,822 14.9%
1950 40,113 15.2%
1960 49,739 24.0%
1970 59,405 19.4%
1980 75,649 27.3%
1990 95,428 26.1%
2000 139,277 45.9%
2010 179,684 29.0%
Est. 2012 185,416 33.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

Hall County remains extremely rural and many of its residents reside in unincorporated areas, accounting for more than half of the county's population. At the 2000 census[5], 139,277 people, 80,381 households and 80,009 families resided in the county. The population density was 354 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. About 19.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 80,381 households, 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 not families. About 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.

Age distribution was 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 household income was $44,908, and the median family income 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.[6]

Cities and towns[]

  • Alto
  • Braselton (also located in Jackson, Barrow, and Gwinnett counties)
  • Chestnut Mountain (Unincorporated Community)
  • Clermont
  • Flowery Branch
  • Gainesville
  • Gillsville
  • Lula
  • Oakwood

Education[]

Colleges and universities[]

  • Brenau University
  • University of North Georgia
  • Gainesville State College
  • Lanier Technical 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
  • North Georgia Christian School

Middle schools[]

  • Alternative Learning Center/International Center
  • C. W. Davis Middle School
  • Chestatee Middle School
  • East Hall Middle School
  • Lanier Career Academy
  • North Hall Middle School
  • South Hall Middle School
  • West Hall Middle School
  • Gainesville Middle School
  • North Georgia Christian School

DaVinci Academy

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Hall County, Georgia

References[]

External links[]

Coordinates: 34°19′N 83°49′W / 34.32, -83.82


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