Rabun County, Georgia

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Rabun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the population is 15,050. The county seat is Clayton, Georgia6.

The Eastern Continental Divide runs through the county, roughly from southwest to northeast. The county's eastern border with South Carolina is formed by the Tugaloo River, a tributary of the Savannah River (which forms the rest of the border of the two states). The other half is in the watershed of the Little Tennessee River, which flows northward from Clayton. The high elevation along the divide gives Rabun County the most snow of any in county in Georgia. The state's only ski area is in Sky Valley.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 976 km² (377 mi²). 961 km² (371 mi²) of it is land and 15 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.58% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 15,050 people, 6,279 households, and 4,351 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (41/mi²). There are 10,210 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.88% White, 0.79% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.63% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 4.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,279 households out of which 26.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% are non-families. 26.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the county the population is spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,899, and the median income for a family is $39,992. Males have a median income of $28,105 versus $21,164 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,608. 11.10% of the population and 8.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.00% of those under the age of 18 and 13.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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