Hart County
J. Pearl Jones House, completed in 1914. Greek Revival architecture.
J. Pearl Jones House, completed in 1914. Greek Revival architecture.
Map of Georgia highlighting Hart County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°21′N 82°58′W / 34.35°N 82.96°W / 34.35; -82.96
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 7, 1853; 168 years ago (1853-12-07)
Named forNancy Hart
SeatHartwell
Largest cityHartwell
Area
 • Total257 sq mi (670 km2)
 • Land232 sq mi (600 km2)
 • Water25 sq mi (60 km2)  9.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2020)
26,406
 • Density108/sq mi (42/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district9th
Websitewww.hartcountyga.gov

Hart County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,213.[1] The county seat is Hartwell.[2]

Hart County was created December 7, 1853 and named for Nancy Hart. Of Georgia's 159 counties, Hart County is the only one named after a woman. Lake Hartwell is also named for her.[3]

Letters to Miss Celie in the movie The Color Purple (film) by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker, are addressed to "Hartwell County, Georgia" suggesting that the movie is set either in Hartwell or Hart County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 257 square miles (670 km2), of which 232 square miles (600 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (9.6%) is water.[4] The county is located in the Piedmont region of the state.

Most of the southern three-quarters of Hart County is located in the Upper Savannah River sub-basin of the larger Savannah River basin, with the exception of two slivers of the county, south of Royston and west of Bowersville, which are located in the Broad River sub-basin of the Savannah River basin. The northern quarter of the county is located in the Tugaloo River sub-basin of the same Savannah River basin.[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18606,137
18706,78310.5%
18809,09434.1%
189010,88719.7%
190014,49233.1%
191016,21611.9%
192017,94410.7%
193015,174−15.4%
194015,5122.2%
195014,495−6.6%
196015,2295.1%
197015,8143.8%
198018,58517.5%
199019,7126.1%
200022,99716.7%
201025,2139.6%
2020 (est.)26,406[6]4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 22,997 people, 9,106 households, and 6,610 families living in the county. The population density was 99 people per square mile (38/km2). There were 11,111 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (18/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 79.09% White, 19.36% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,106 households, out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,833, and the median income for a family was $39,600. Males had a median income of $30,652 versus $21,233 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,714. About 12.20% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 16.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 25,213 people, 10,121 households, and 6,998 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 108.5 inhabitants per square mile (41.9/km2). There were 13,007 housing units at an average density of 56.0 per square mile (21.6/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 77.4% white, 18.7% black or African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 1.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.1% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 13.6% were American, 8.4% were English, 7.4% were Irish, and 6.6% were German.[14]

Of the 10,121 households, 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.9% were non-families, and 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 42.6 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,109 and the median income for a family was $44,451. Males had a median income of $35,172 versus $26,836 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,124. About 17.4% of families and 22.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.[15]

2020 census

Hart County Racial Composition[16]
Race Num. Perc.
White 19,250 74.53%
Black or African American 4,324 16.74%
Native American 36 0.14%
Asian 335 1.3%
Pacific Islander 2 0.01%
Other/Mixed 950 3.68%
Hispanic or Latino 931 3.6%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 25,828 people, 9,853 households, and 6,743 families residing in the county.

Attractions

Communities

City

Town

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Politics

United States presidential election results for Hart County, Georgia[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 9,465 74.33% 3,157 24.79% 112 0.88%
2016 7,286 72.02% 2,585 25.55% 246 2.43%
2012 6,517 68.39% 2,870 30.12% 142 1.49%
2008 6,537 65.21% 3,365 33.57% 122 1.22%
2004 5,500 60.89% 3,479 38.52% 53 0.59%
2000 4,242 56.29% 3,192 42.36% 102 1.35%
1996 2,884 40.22% 3,486 48.61% 801 11.17%
1992 2,607 34.26% 3,614 47.50% 1388 18.24%
1988 3,044 54.88% 2,476 44.64% 27 0.49%
1984 2,842 53.24% 2,496 46.76% 0 0.00%
1980 1,577 25.37% 4,539 73.03% 99 1.59%
1976 860 15.74% 4,605 84.26% 0 0.00%
1972 2,308 74.64% 784 25.36% 0 0.00%
1968 586 12.27% 980 20.53% 3,208 67.20%
1964 1,166 27.00% 3,142 72.77% 10 0.23%
1960 275 6.49% 3,963 93.51% 0 0.00%
1956 107 8.59% 1,139 91.41% 0 0.00%
1952 204 5.92% 3,244 94.08% 0 0.00%
1948 78 5.10% 1,363 89.08% 89 5.82%
1944 183 13.62% 1,161 86.38% 0 0.00%
1940 97 6.73% 1,328 92.16% 16 1.11%
1936 222 12.75% 1,514 86.96% 5 0.29%
1932 12 0.94% 1,261 98.98% 1 0.08%
1928 603 39.62% 919 60.38% 0 0.00%
1924 65 5.82% 857 76.72% 195 17.46%
1920 323 31.76% 694 68.24% 0 0.00%
1916 237 23.49% 750 74.33% 22 2.18%
1912 259 35.53% 459 62.96% 11 1.51%


See also

References

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Coordinates: 34°21′N 82°58′W / 34.35°N 82.96°W / 34.35; -82.96