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Harlem is a town in Georgia with a population of 2,971. Harlem is in Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Harlem offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Harlem and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Harlem are highly rated.
About Harlem...
Population
2,971

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Harlem Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    877.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Harlem

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Median Household Income
$46,618
National
$55,322
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Harlem Reviews

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I love Harlem as I have lived here all my life. Harlem is a growing community, and every day, there are more and more citizens showing up from military families. I find that Harlem is the best town for me to live in, though I live right outside of Harlem, 5 minutes away from town. Harlem is amazing and they are building a new museum in Harlem along with some new businesses, like a pharmacy and a veterinarian for pets.
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Harlem is a nice small town. It is close to Augusta but retains a country feel. The people are friendly and it is close to many universities and hospitals. Fort Gordon is close by as well.
Harlem does need to grow though, there are not many resources here. Usually shopping is done at nearby towns, like Grovetown or Augusta. It would be nice to have more shopping areas here. We need more restaurants, gas stations and local businesses. It's a great town and housing is affordable .
Harlem is a good, small town in between Thomson and Augusta. It is usually a friendly place, with not much to do however and not many restaurants. The schools are not very difficult but they are good if you are looking for a place with not that many students.