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The 2000 Census showed that Harris County had a population of 23,695 people. This represented 0.29% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 64th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Harris had a population of 30,138 people. This is an increase of 27.19% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201032,024+35.15%+6.26% since 2009
200930,138+27.19%+2.04% since 2008
200829,535+24.65%+1.45% since 2007
200729,112+22.86%+2.88% since 2006
200628,296+19.42%+3.5% since 2005
200527,339+15.38%+3.08% since 2004
200426,523+11.94%+3.03% since 2003
200325,743+8.64%+3.1% since 2002
200224,969+5.38%+2.66% since 2001
200124,322+2.65%+2.65% since 2000
200023,695The Last Census

Harris County had 10,288 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Harris County has a total area<3> of 472.9 square miles [1,224 km²]. Of this total, 463.7 square miles [1,200 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.95%) being water (9.24 square miles [23.94 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Harris County had a population density of 51.1 people per square mile [19.73 people/km²], making it the state's 87th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Harris County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Harris and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Harris County QuickFact (QF-13145).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Harris County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Harris County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Chambers (AL)QF-01017   NW34,32036,583-6.19%
Lee (AL)QF-01081   W135,883115,09218.06%
MeriwetherQF-13199   NE22,78322,5341.1%
MuscogeeQF-13215   S190,414186,2912.21%
TalbotQF-13263   E6,3556,498-2.2%
TroupQF-13285   N64,65358,7799.99%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Harris. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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