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Georgia Banks County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 11, 1858

Population: 14,422

Total Area: 233.7 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Homer (County Seat)

Banks County was created in 1858 from parts of Franklin and Habersham counties. It was named for Dr. Richard E. Banks, a circuit-riding physician who treated the settlers and Native Americans of northern Georgia and South Carolina.

The first county courthouse was completed in 1863. It was constructed of hand-made bricks in the Greek Revival style. It is on the National Register of Historical Places and now serves as a museum and office space.

Homer, the county's only municipality, was incorporated in 1859 and was named after Homer Jackson, a prominent settler.

The northern boundary of Banks County is the Chattahoochee National Forest and much of the county is woodlands.

Banks County is the home of the World's Largest Easter Egg Hunt (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) hosted by Garrison Farms.

For over 110 years, the Sunday School Celebration, honoring Banks County's churches, has been held each July.

Banks County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 233.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 71.9 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 111.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 3.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.69 persons compared to an average family size of 3.06 persons.

In 2008 accommodation and food services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $12,332. Per capita income grew by 12.5% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 16,799 Covered Employment 5,163
   Growth (%) since 1990 63.0%    Average wage per job $25,492
Households (2000) 5,364 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 17.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,545    Average wage per job $26,470
Unemployment Rate (2009) 7.4 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 0.5%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $31,437    Average wage per job $40,568
Median Household Income (2008) $44,269 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 1.4%
Poverty Rate (2008) 15.3    Average wage per job $47,940
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 65.4 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 0.8%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.6    Average wage per job $37,506

 

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1. BALDWIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 100, Baldwin, GA 30511
Phone: (706) 778-6435
County: Banks County
Enrollment: 512
Grades: PK-5

2. BANKS County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 180 Highway 51 S, Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-2308
County: Banks County
Enrollment: 686 3-5

3. BANKS County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: P.O. Box 277, Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-2221
County: Banks County
Enrollment: 886
Grades: 9-12

4. BANKS County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 712 Thompson St, Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-2277
County: Banks County
Enrollment: 658
Grades: 6-8

5. BANKS County
Enrollment: PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 266 Highway 51 S, Homer, GA 30547
Phone: (706) 677-2355
County: Banks County
Enrollment: 685
Grades: PK-2


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