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Our region is a growing, economically diverse and healthy community. In fact, Gainesville, GA, was recently named the 4th fastest growing city in the US. Our service area is made up of roughly 13 counties; and we represent the very best of suburban lifestyle: close access to the benefits of Atlanta and minutes from the quiet of protected Wilderness Areas. Below is a demographic snapshot of Hall County, at the hub of Northeast Georgia as provided by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce:

Hall County:

Hall County is located in Northeast Georgia and encompasses 392 square miles. Gainesville , the county seat, is situated 50 miles northeast of Atlanta and 40 miles northwest of Athens. Bordered on the west by Lake Sidney Lanier, Hall County lies at the southern edge of the Chattahoochee Natural Forest and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Population 
 
Hall County (2007 Estimate) 173,000
Gainesville (2005 Estimate) 31,000

Gainesville, GA, was recently named the 4th fastest growing city in the US. 

Wealth
 
Median Household Income (2004) $48,250
Per Capita Income (2003) $20,595
Average Household (2004) $60,762
Median Effective Buying Income   $48,959


Climate
 
Average Annual Temp. 61
Avg. Mean Temp. (Nov.-Feb.) 46
Avg. Mean Temp. (May-Sept.) 76
Avg. Annual Rainfall 52"
Avg. Annual Snowfall 3.1"


Industry Mix
 
Industry Mix Chart - Click for larger image
Services 38.6%
Manufacturing 14.03%
Government 3.08%
Retail Trade 13.84%
Construction 7.64%
Wholesale Trade 8.7%
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 5.71%
Transportation and Warehousing 2.85%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 0.44%
Utilities 0.31%
Mining 0.08%


Demographics (Hall County)
Homeownership Rate 71%
People Over the Age of 65 9%
People Under the Age of 18 27%
Bachelor's Degree or higher 19%
Voter Participation in 2000 Election 67.1%
Unemployment Rate (January 2005) 4.2%
Ratio of Persons to Physicians 505
Hospital Bed Capacity 461

 

A Glance at Select Counties in our region:

Forsyth County, Georgia
 
Population
Year County GA (millions) U.S. (millions)
2007 152,056 9.4 301
2006 150,968 9.4 301
2005 140,393 9.1 296
2004 131,865 8.8 296

 

Per Capita Income
Year County GA U.S.
2006 $35,210 $32,095 $36,714
2005 $33,524 $30,914 $34,471
2004 $31,585 $29,782 $33,050
2003 $30,555 $29,000 $31,472

To learn more visit GA Facts.com.

Jackson County
32nd Nationally in Growth


Jackson County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, according to the US Census Bureau. In the latest population estimates, the Census Bureau said Jackson County's estimated population through July 1, 2006 is 55,778 - making it the 32nd fastest growing county in the nation.
Jackson County has grown 34.1% since 2000. Between 2005 and 2006, Jackson County added 3,400 new residents for a one year growth of 6.5%, one of the fastest growth rates in the state. It was also one of 18 Georgia counties to add over 3,000 new residents during that time.
With 6 exchanges off I-85 and the county being ranked 32nd fastest growing in the nation the economy has not slowed down in Jackson County. To learn more, visit the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce website.

Dawson County, Georgia
Located 47 miles northeast of Atlanta.
 
  Population
 
 
Year County GA (millions) U.S. (millions)
2007 20,726 9.4 301
2006 20,643 9.4 301
2005 19,731 9.1 296
2004 19,064 8.8 296

 
  Per Capita Income
 
Year County GA U.S.
2006 $30,710 $32,095 $36,714
2005 $29,478 $30,914 $34,471
2004 $28,918 $29,782 $33,050
2003 $28,010 $29,000 $31,472

Learn more by visiting GA Facts website.

Gwinnett County, Georgia
Located 24 miles northeast of Atlanta.
  Population
Latest data available
 
Year County GA (millions) U.S. (millions)
2007 765,431 9.4 301
2006 757,104 9.4 301
2005 726,273 9.1 296
2004 700,794 8.8 296
  Per Capita Income
 
Year County GA U.S.
2006 $32,309 $32,095 $36,714
2005 $31,186 $30,914 $34,471
2004 $30,570 $29,782 $33,050
2003 $30,277 $29,000 $31,472

Learn more by visiting GA Facts website.

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