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Georgia Pickens County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 5, 1853

Population: 22,983

Total Area: 232.1 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Jasper (County Seat)

• Nelson
• Talking Rock

Pickens County was created in 1853 from parts of Cherokee and Gilmer counties. Georgia's 100th county was named for General Andrew Pickens, a Revolutionary War soldier.

A railroad line built in 1883 from Atlanta, through the valleys and mountain passes of Pickens County to Tate and Nelson, made possible the development of large marble quarries. One of the largest marble veins in the world is in Pickens County, running at least four miles long. It is a half-mile deep and almost that wide in places. Over 60 percent of the monuments in Washington, D.C. are made from Pickens County marble.

The Old Federal Road, the earliest vehicular route through northwest Georgia, crossed northern Pickens County at Talking Rock Creek.

Several special events take place in Pickens County. Two of the biggest festivals are held in October: the Marble Festival and Heritage Days Festival in Talking Rock.

Pickens County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 232.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 134.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 138.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.2% of the population reported only one race, with 1.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.54 persons compared to an average family size of 2.91 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $23,010. Per capita income grew by 0.3% 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) 31,264 Covered Employment 7,861
   Growth (%) since 1990 116.6%    Average wage per job $30,076
Households (2000) 8,960 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 10.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 15,238    Average wage per job $36,317
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.1 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 0.7%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $33,764    Average wage per job $43,462
Median Household Income (2008) $52,222 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 12.7%
Poverty Rate (2008) 12.1    Average wage per job $35,947
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 70.2 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 3.5%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 15.6    Average wage per job $40,925

 

 

1. HARMONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 550 Harmony School Rd, Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-1840
County: Pickens County
Enrollment: 749
Grades: PK-5

2. HILL CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 600 Hill Cir, Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-1880
County: Pickens County
Enrollment: 660
Grades: PK-5

3. JASPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 158 Stegall Dr, Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-1730
County: Pickens County
Enrollment: 523
Grades: PK-5

4. JASPER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 339 W Church St, Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-1760
County: Pickens County
Enrollment: 537
Grades: 6-8

5. PICKENS County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 500 Dragon Dr, Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-1800
County: Pickens County
Enrollment: 1,261
Grades: 9-12

6. PICKENS County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1802 Refuge Rd, Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (706) 253-1830
County: Pickens County
Enrollment: 477
Grades: 6-8

7. TATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: P O Box 268, Tate, GA 30177
Phone: (706) 253-5010
County: Pickens County
Enrollment: 320
Grades: PK-5


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