Pickens County is located in northern Georgia. The County Seat is Jasper and the largest city is Jasper. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pickenscountyga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 29,997 and the 2010 census population was 29,422. The land area is 232.06 square miles and there are 126.8 persons per square mile.
96.2% of the population is White, 1.4% is Black or African American, 3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 80.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $166,300, there are 11,083 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,686, the median household income is $51,383, and 11.9% of the persons in Pickens County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,125. Retail sales (in $1000) were $320,506, and sales per capita were $10,541. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.4%.
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