Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
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Chattahoochee Hills (formerly Chattahoochee Hill Country) is a city in southern Fulton County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 2,378 living in an area of just over 32,000 acres (130 km2). It is the incorporated part of a region called "Chattahoochee Hill Country", an area encompassing approximately 60,000 acres (240 km2) southwest of Atlanta, bordered on the northwest side by the Chattahoochee River. Unlike the rest of metro Atlanta, it is still relatively undeveloped, and most of its rural character remains unchanged. The majority of the wider area comprises the west-southwest part of southern Fulton, and smaller adjacent parts of southern Douglas, eastern Carroll, and northern Coweta counties.
The area that is now southwest Fulton was originally Campbell County, but it was merged into neighboring Fulton County on January 1, 1932.
Historically, much of the southwestern-most region of Fulton was considered to be a "town" called Rico, with other communities, including Goodes, Rivertown, County Line, and Pumpkintown, also within the new city's boundaries.
The idea of the area as "Chattahoochee Hills" is very recent, and grew out of attempts to incorporate all of Fulton County into cities following the 2005 incorporation of Sandy Springs, as well as more local efforts to take control of the local zoning in the multi-county Chattahoochee Hill Country area.
During the 2006 session, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law allowing the Fulton section of the area to incorporate as a city (the only type of municipality allowed in Georgia), the purpose being the municipalization of that county, and to allow local residents to have local control of zoning. This has included concentrating development in three planned villages, though the nearby city of Palmetto took one of them for itself, leaving a gerrymander-looking arm of it sticking northwest into the heart of the new city.
On June 19, 2007, residents voted by an 83% to 17% margin to incorporate the 33,000-acre (130 km2) portion within Fulton as the city of "Chattahoochee Hill Country" in a local referendum. Later annexation could incorporate the portions remaining in other counties.
Chattahoochee Hill Country became a city on December 1, 2007, with the first elected officials taking office a few days later. On September 23, 2008, the city was renamed by an ordinance from Chattahoochee Hill Country to "Chattahoochee Hills".
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,378 people, 941 households, and 679 families residing in the city. The population density was 47.56 people per square mile (18.37/km²). There were 1,080 housing units at an average density of 21.6 per square mile (8.34/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.6% White, 28.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.6% of the population.
There were 941 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals under 18 and 29.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.95.
The population was spread out with 39.6% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 21, 56.4% from 22 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.8 years.
Country: United States
Government: Mayor & City Council
City Website: www.chatthillsga.us
Updates since 2010 Census
Area: 35,840 acres. Approximately 56 sq. miles.
Paved Roads: 88.35 miles
Gravel Roads: 27.65