Chattooga County is located in north-western Georgia. The County Seat is Summerville and the largest city is Summerville. The Official Web Site is located at https://georgia.gov/cities-counties/chattooga-county. The 2014 population estimate is 24,939 and the 2010 census population was 26,015. The land area is 313.34 square miles and there are 83 persons per square mile.
86.8% of the population is White, 10.4% is Black or African American, 4.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 69% have a high school degree or higher, and 7.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,400, there are 9,457 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,045, the median household income is $33,228, and 24% of the persons in Chattooga County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,104. Retail sales (in $1000) were $147,194, and sales per capita were $5,478. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.9%.
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