Murray County, Georgia is a small county located in the northwest corner of the state. It is bordered by the Chattahoochee National Forest to the north, Whitfield County to the east, Gordon County to the south, and the state of Tennessee to the west. The county seat is Chatsworth, and the population was estimated to be 41,958 in 2019.
The economy of Murray County is largely driven by agriculture and manufacturing. The county is home to a number of poultry processing plants, as well as a number of other manufacturing businesses. The county also has a large tourism industry, with visitors coming to enjoy the beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest and the many outdoor recreation opportunities in the area.
Murray County has a diverse demographic makeup. The population is about 57% White, 33% Hispanic, 6% African American, and 4% other. The median household income is $43,847, which is slightly below the national average of $55,322. The poverty rate is 18.6%, which is slightly higher than the national average of 13.1%.
Education in Murray County is provided by the Murray County School System, which consists of 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. The school system also offers a variety of extracurricular activities and programs, including sports, music, and art. The county also has two private schools, and a number of post-secondary educational opportunities, including Dalton State College and the University of North Georgia.
Real estate in Murray County is relatively affordable, with the median home value being $119,400 in 2019. This is slightly below the national median of $231,200. The median rent is $744, which is also slightly below the national median of $949. The county has a variety of housing options, ranging from single-family homes to apartments and condominiums.