Georgia is the eighth most populous state in the country, with a population that exceeds 10 million. The state capital, Atlanta, is the most populous, boasting a population of over 463,000 residents. The second most populous city, Columbus, has a population of just over 200,000, less than half of Atlanta’s population. Including these two cities, Georgia has seven cities with populations that exceed 100,000. There are 79 additional cities that have populations falling between 10,000 and 100,000 residents.
Throughout the state, there are a total of 535 incorporated municipalities. This includes cities, towns, city-counties and consolidated cities. These municipalities are spread across 159 counties. Legally, there is no differences between how towns and cities are designated in this state. Many of the state’s municipalities have merged to form city-counties, including Augusta and Richmond County and Macon and Bibb County. There are several municipalities within the state that have a population of less than 100, including Glascock’s Edge Hill, which has a total population of just 24 people.