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Time Zone: Brooks County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Quitman is the Seat for Brooks County.

Brooks County was founded in 1858. Brooks was created by taking area from Lowndes and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Brooks had a population of 16,354 people. This is a decrease of 0.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 16,450 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Brooks represented 0.2% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 93rd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,243-1.26%-0.68% since 2009
200916,354-0.58%-0.77% since 2008
200816,481+0.19%+0.84% since 2007
200016,450The Last Census

More information can be found on the Brooks County Census Page for Brooks County.


Below are some of the communities located in Brooks County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Brooks County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Quitman   4,3454,6386.32% decrease  
Pavo   6897113.09% decrease  
Morven   5886347.26% decrease  
Barwick   4354442.03% decrease  

Websites for Brooks County

Official Website:   www.brooks-county.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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