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

The community of Waynesboro is the Seat for Burke County.

Burke County was founded in 1777.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Burke had a population of 22,797 people. This is an increase of 2.49% since the last Census (which gave a population of 22,243 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Burke represented 0.27% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 74th 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
201023,316+4.82%+2.28% since 2009
200922,797+2.49%-0.19% since 2008
200022,243The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Waynesboro   5,7935,8130.34% decrease  
Sardis   1,1701,171  
Blythe   83071815.6% increase  
Midville   4504571.53% decrease  
Keysville   22518025% increase  

Websites for Burke County

Official Website:   www.burkecounty-ga.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<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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