Heard County is located in western Georgia. The County Seat is Franklin and the largest city is Franklin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.heardcountyga.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,603 and the 2010 census population was 11,834. The land area is 296.03 square miles and there are 40 persons per square mile.
86.6% of the population is White, 10.6% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 72.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,200, there are 4,321 households, an average of 2.68 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,964, the median household income is $39,909, and 24.3% of the persons in Heard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,038. Retail sales (in $1000) were $24,751, and sales per capita were $2,167. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.4%.
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