Towns County is located in northern Georgia. The County Seat is Hiawassee and the largest city is Young Harris. The Official Web Site is located at https://georgia.gov/cities-counties/towns-county. The 2014 population estimate is 11,098 and the 2010 census population was 10,471. The land area is 166.56 square miles and there are 62.9 persons per square mile.
97.4% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $164,000, there are 4,261 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,419, the median household income is $36,570, and 16.3% of the persons in Towns County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,499. Retail sales (in $1000) were $102,261, and sales per capita were $9,426. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.6%.
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