Columbia County At-A-Glance

Population: (2003) County: 97,505; Grovetown: 6,675; Harlem: 1,804

Unemployment: (Sept. 2005): 4.7 percent; Georgia, 5.4 percent

Per Capita Income: (2002): $30,345; Georgia, $28,821

10 Largest Employers: Columbia County School System, 2,500; Club Car, Inc., 875; Columbia County Government, 750; John Deere Commercial Products, 724; Quebecor World, 708; Augusta Sportswear, 463; Kennametal Industrial Products, 421; Wal-Mart, 410; GIW Industries, 390; Fatz Cafe, 126

Government: Columbia County Government consists of a five-member commission, chaired by Ron C. Cross, and a county administrator

Sources: Georgia Dept. of Labor, Hart County Chamber of Commerce, Hartwell Downtown Development Authority, U.S. Census

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