Population of Counties in Georgia (2022)

There are 159 counties in Georgia.

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 2022 Population Growth Since 2010 Density (mi²)
Fulton County1,105,36019.42%2,098.60
Gwinnett County962,98919.18%2,237.07
DeKalb County772,47011.56%2,886.76
Cobb County772,35412.02%2,273.94
Clayton County301,43315.99%2,128.07
Chatham County290,2229.19%676.79
Cherokee County273,35027.02%648.21
Forsyth County266,02950.53%1,187.34
Henry County249,06021.47%781.70
Hall County213,15018.39%542.66
Richmond County205,0711.97%632.29
Muscogee County200,5694.95%926.75
Paulding County182,50927.77%584.42
Houston County164,88317.23%439.04
Columbia County164,62531.75%567.50
Coweta County156,04221.97%353.90
Bibb County153,927-1.21%617.41
Douglas County150,30013.37%751.07
Clarke County131,52012.02%1,103.31
Carroll County125,97713.85%252.44
Lowndes County120,69710.04%243.30
Newton County118,71318.56%436.13
Fayette County118,14110.48%607.84
Bartow County111,81811.76%243.32
Whitfield County105,7652.94%364.13
Floyd County100,1003.80%196.30
Walton County98,76617.59%303.25
Rockdale County92,0697.87%709.26
Barrow County90,45829.83%564.07
Bulloch County86,70622.88%128.84
Glynn County86,2438.15%205.44
Dougherty County84,224-10.89%256.29
Jackson County80,93333.34%238.28
Walker County70,7152.68%158.42
Effingham County70,50034.38%147.58
Troup County69,4543.58%167.77
Spalding County68,4916.86%349.65
Catoosa County68,1806.42%420.44
Liberty County63,9221.84%123.80
Gordon County58,9686.72%165.73
Camden County57,71113.92%94.12
Laurens County48,176-0.43%59.68
Colquitt County46,0350.88%84.16
Habersham County45,1934.95%163.30
Baldwin County44,881-1.80%173.54
Thomas County44,8020.12%82.27
Bryan County44,33145.94%101.60
Coffee County43,9272.81%76.35
Polk County43,4144.49%139.89
Oconee County42,68629.65%231.58
Tift County40,9501.74%156.97
Murray County40,5552.59%117.72
Harris County37,26415.91%80.33
Ware County36,175-0.37%40.51
Lumpkin County35,74318.03%126.33
Pickens County34,32216.60%147.90
White County33,22822.15%138.05
Gilmer County32,97116.34%77.35
Lee County30,7158.10%86.31
Madison County30,5948.44%108.37
Haralson County30,4856.01%108.04
Wayne County30,2780.68%47.18
Dawson County29,05130.11%137.79
Jones County28,9000.89%73.36
Sumter County28,708-12.16%59.47
Peach County28,0950.85%186.97
Monroe County27,8036.20%70.19
Butts County27,16814.22%147.84
Fannin County26,80913.19%69.27
Upson County26,725-1.22%82.63
Toombs County26,614-2.31%73.11
Hart County26,6075.42%114.49
Union County26,32923.21%81.78
Decatur County25,897-6.90%43.37
Stephens County25,679-1.68%143.35
Chattooga County24,810-4.43%79.18
Tattnall County24,689-3.09%51.49
Franklin County24,29410.06%92.90
Grady County24,210-3.24%53.26
Putnam County23,0168.61%66.78
Emanuel County22,7630.69%33.45
Burke County22,215-4.80%26.86
Crisp County21,637-7.66%79.38
Meriwether County21,386-1.98%42.67
Mitchell County21,047-10.45%41.10
Long County20,96343.84%52.35
McDuffie County20,652-5.28%80.21
Morgan County20,61115.14%59.34
Washington County20,266-3.92%29.87
Greene County20,09725.79%51.87
Worth County20,082-7.42%35.19
Dodge County20,041-7.90%40.41
Banks County20,0208.75%86.26
Pike County19,90711.08%92.13
Berrien County19,7902.22%43.79
Pierce County19,6964.68%57.90
Elbert County19,491-3.03%55.52
Brantley County19,4815.42%44.04
Lamar County19,4256.35%105.86
Rabun County17,97710.44%48.59
Appling County17,966-2.01%35.43
Cook County17,5672.22%77.32
Ben Hill County16,334-7.43%65.30
Oglethorpe County15,7966.02%35.98
Dade County15,783-5.09%90.72
Telfair County15,518-6.05%35.49
Brooks County15,391-5.26%31.21
Jeff Davis County15,3161.36%46.30
Jefferson County15,176-10.04%28.83
Charlton County14,81115.23%19.15
Jasper County14,7896.48%40.17
McIntosh County14,5461.64%34.28
Screven County13,984-3.57%21.68
Bleckley County13,029-0.05%60.36
Crawford County12,6140.21%38.82
Towns County12,55019.13%75.35
Dooly County12,433-16.30%31.72
Macon County12,308-15.96%30.72
Heard County12,0792.01%40.80
Chattahoochee County11,8285.78%47.55
Pulaski County11,308-5.52%45.40
Bacon County11,2601.79%39.64
Candler County10,731-2.67%44.15
Lanier County10,6275.18%57.35
Evans County10,510-4.64%57.47
Early County9,902-9.84%19.32
Wilkes County9,516-8.39%20.27
Irwin County9,476-1.05%26.74
Johnson County9,454-5.33%31.20
Montgomery County9,1840.44%38.34
Hancock County8,724-7.52%18.52
Wilkinson County8,687-8.84%19.42
Jenkins County8,4091.07%24.21
Terrell County8,363-12.21%24.93
Marion County8,317-4.85%22.72
Turner County8,216-7.79%28.79
Wilcox County8,059-13.47%21.34
Taylor County8,020-8.62%21.29
Twiggs County7,958-11.31%22.20
Lincoln County7,909-0.77%37.59
Atkinson County7,874-5.86%23.20
Wheeler County7,726-0.55%26.15
Seminole County7,550-13.49%32.10
Stewart County7,17917.65%15.65
Treutlen County7,1653.93%35.93
Randolph County6,676-12.94%15.59
Clinch County6,663-1.49%8.33
Talbot County5,910-14.10%15.10
Miller County5,820-5.10%20.61
Calhoun County5,697-14.93%20.32
Schley County5,3386.33%31.98
Warren County5,275-8.77%18.55
Echols County4,0240.22%9.70
Glascock County2,953-4.09%20.54
Baker County2,894-15.65%8.46
Clay County2,684-15.52%13.74
Webster County2,610-6.15%12.48
Quitman County2,416-3.82%15.97
Taliaferro County1,312-22.96%6.74