Hancock County is located in east-central Georgia. The County Seat is Sparta and the largest city is Sparta. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hancockcountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,509 and the 2010 census population was 9,402. The land area is 471.84 square miles and there are 20 persons per square mile.
25.5% of the population is White, 72.6% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 75.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $67,800, there are 2,742 households, an average of 2.78 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,381, the median household income is $25,000, and 30.6% of the persons in Hancock County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 715. Retail sales (in $1000) were $21,008, and sales per capita were $2,183. The percentage of black-owned firms is 55.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.7%.
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