Population of Counties in Georgia (2021)

As of 2019, Georgia's most populous county is Fulton County, home to the major metropolitan city of Atlanta, with a population of 1,041,423. This represents a population increase of 12.49% since the 2010 census. After Fulton County, the largest counties in Georgia are Gwinnett County (920,260), Cobb County (755,754), and DeKalb County (753,253). These are the only counties in Georgia with a population of more than 500,000. Of these counties, Gwinnett County has seen the biggest population growth over the last nine years of 13.86%.

Georgia Counties with Fewest Residents

The least populous county in Georgia is Taliaferro County with just 1,680 people. The county has declined in population by 4.40% since the last census. Other small counties with under 5,000 residents include Quitman County (2,358), Webster County (2,605), Clay County (2,962), Glascock County (3,062), Baker County (3,200), and Echols County). All of these counties have reported a declining population since the 2010 census.

Georgia Counties with Rapid Growth

Long County has had the highest growth rate in Georgia since the last census with an impressive increase of 29.58%. The population has grown from 14,464 in 2010 to 19,014 in 2019. Two other Georgia counties have reported population growth exceeding 20%: Forsyth County has grown 28.96% since the last census to 227,967 to become the state's 8th largest county and Columbia County has grown 21.26% to reach 151,579 residents.

Name 2021 Population Growth Since 2010 Density (mi²)
Fulton County1,091,55017.92%4,220.67
Gwinnett County954,07618.08%3,689.11
Cobb County768,28311.43%2,970.70
DeKalb County768,07910.92%2,969.91
Clayton County298,37414.81%1,153.72
Chatham County289,9589.09%1,121.17
Cherokee County268,49124.77%1,038.17
Forsyth County258,77046.43%1,000.58
Henry County244,22719.11%944.35
Hall County210,24716.78%812.96
Richmond County204,2201.54%789.65
Muscogee County198,9694.12%769.35
Paulding County177,89524.54%687.86
Houston County162,54315.56%628.50
Columbia County161,98829.64%626.36
Bibb County153,671-1.38%594.20
Coweta County153,53120.01%593.66
Douglas County148,98112.38%576.06
Clarke County130,45711.12%504.44
Carroll County123,98212.04%479.40
Lowndes County119,6009.04%462.45
Fayette County116,9019.32%452.02
Newton County116,39016.24%450.04
Bartow County110,45810.40%427.11
Whitfield County105,3862.57%407.49
Floyd County99,5663.25%384.99
Walton County97,37515.93%376.52
Rockdale County91,6787.41%354.49
Barrow County88,05226.37%340.47
Glynn County85,9267.75%332.25
Dougherty County85,468-9.57%330.48
Bulloch County84,34019.53%326.12
Jackson County78,28128.97%302.69
Walker County70,3972.22%272.20
Troup County69,6103.81%269.16
Effingham County68,43230.44%264.60
Catoosa County67,9806.10%262.86
Spalding County67,8955.93%262.53
Liberty County63,0930.52%243.96
Gordon County58,6336.11%226.71
Camden County56,69611.91%219.23
Laurens County47,966-0.86%185.47
Colquitt County45,8900.56%177.44
Habersham County45,2385.06%174.92
Baldwin County44,884-1.79%173.55
Thomas County44,685-0.14%172.78
Coffee County43,7092.30%169.01
Polk County43,1473.85%166.84
Bryan County42,76340.77%165.35
Oconee County41,88427.21%161.95
Tift County40,8481.48%157.95
Murray County40,4022.20%156.22
Harris County36,58813.81%141.47
Ware County36,028-0.77%139.31
Lumpkin County35,03215.69%135.46
Pickens County33,74514.64%130.48
Gilmer County32,43714.46%125.42
White County32,41819.17%125.35
Lee County30,4747.25%117.83
Madison County30,3567.60%117.38
Haralson County30,2545.20%116.98
Wayne County30,1610.29%116.62
Sumter County28,980-11.33%112.06
Jones County28,8450.69%111.53
Dawson County28,07025.72%108.54
Peach County27,9120.20%107.93
Monroe County27,7285.92%107.22
Toombs County26,686-2.05%103.19
Fannin County26,60212.32%102.86
Upson County26,590-1.72%102.81
Hart County26,4734.89%102.36
Butts County26,42411.09%102.17
Decatur County26,066-6.29%100.79
Stephens County25,761-1.36%99.61
Union County25,72320.37%99.46
Tattnall County24,888-2.30%96.23
Chattooga County24,803-4.45%95.91
Grady County24,351-2.68%94.16
Franklin County23,9798.63%92.72
Emanuel County22,7240.52%87.87
Putnam County22,7177.20%87.84
Burke County22,271-4.56%86.11
Crisp County21,882-6.62%84.61
Mitchell County21,319-9.29%82.43
Meriwether County21,313-2.31%82.41
McDuffie County20,872-4.27%80.71
Long County20,49540.63%79.25
Washington County20,302-3.75%78.50
Dodge County20,229-7.04%78.22
Morgan County20,16612.65%77.98
Worth County20,137-7.17%77.86
Banks County19,7587.32%76.40
Berrien County19,6591.54%76.02
Pierce County19,6194.27%75.86
Pike County19,5929.32%75.76
Greene County19,50622.10%75.42
Elbert County19,392-3.52%74.98
Brantley County19,3574.75%74.85
Lamar County19,3095.72%74.66
Appling County18,106-1.24%70.01
Rabun County17,6978.72%68.43
Cook County17,4681.65%67.54
Ben Hill County16,456-6.74%63.63
Dade County15,894-4.43%61.46
Telfair County15,632-5.36%60.44
Oglethorpe County15,6174.82%60.39
Brooks County15,413-5.13%59.60
Jeff Davis County15,2490.91%58.96
Jefferson County15,238-9.67%58.92
Jasper County14,5995.11%56.45
McIntosh County14,4901.25%56.03
Charlton County14,33811.55%55.44
Screven County13,978-3.61%54.05
Bleckley County12,977-0.45%50.18
Dooly County12,752-14.15%49.31
Crawford County12,544-0.34%48.50
Macon County12,521-14.50%48.41
Towns County12,37917.50%47.87
Heard County12,0271.57%46.50
Chattahoochee County11,5213.03%44.55
Pulaski County11,251-6.00%43.50
Bacon County11,2281.50%43.42
Candler County10,755-2.45%41.59
Lanier County10,5594.50%40.83
Evans County10,558-4.20%40.82
Early County9,998-8.97%38.66
Wilkes County9,603-7.56%37.13
Johnson County9,517-4.70%36.80
Irwin County9,456-1.26%36.56
Montgomery County9,1800.39%35.50
Wilkinson County8,776-7.90%33.93
Hancock County8,635-8.46%33.39
Jenkins County8,4982.14%32.86
Terrell County8,419-11.62%32.55
Marion County8,331-4.69%32.21
Wilcox County8,251-11.41%31.90
Turner County8,139-8.65%31.47
Taylor County8,020-8.62%31.01
Twiggs County8,012-10.71%30.98
Atkinson County7,971-4.70%30.82
Lincoln County7,913-0.72%30.60
Wheeler County7,7690.00%30.04
Seminole County7,730-11.42%29.89
Treutlen County7,0772.65%27.36
Stewart County6,99314.60%27.04
Randolph County6,710-12.49%25.95
Clinch County6,648-1.71%25.71
Talbot County6,005-12.72%23.22
Calhoun County5,861-12.48%22.66
Miller County5,786-5.66%22.37
Schley County5,3115.80%20.54
Warren County5,268-8.89%20.37
Echols County4,0180.07%15.54
Glascock County2,959-3.90%11.44
Baker County2,942-14.25%11.38
Clay County2,734-13.94%10.57
Webster County2,609-6.18%10.09
Quitman County2,377-5.37%9.19
Taliaferro County1,387-18.56%5.36