Stephens County is located in north-eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Toccoa and the largest city is Toccoa. The Official Web Site is located at http://stephenscountyga.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 25,480 and the 2010 census population was 26,175. The land area is 179.13 square miles and there are 146.1 persons per square mile.
85.6% of the population is White, 11.2% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 80.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $106,600, there are 9,227 households, an average of 2.70 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,557, the median household income is $37,898, and 19.8% of the persons in Stephens County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,962. Retail sales (in $1000) were $274,713, and sales per capita were $10,895. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.7%.
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