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The 2000 Census showed that Butts County had a population of 19,522 people. This represented 0.24% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 86th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Butts had a population of 24,392 people. This is an increase of 24.95% since the 2000 Census.

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
201023,655+21.17%-3.02% since 2009
200824,388+24.93%+3.15% since 2007
200723,644+21.11%+2.35% since 2006
200623,101+18.33%+2.89% since 2005
200522,453+15.01%+1.94% since 2004
200422,026+12.83%+0.96% since 2003
200321,816+11.75%+2.75% since 2002
200221,232+8.76%+4.26% since 2001
200120,364+4.31%+4.31% since 2000
200019,522The Last Census

Butts County had 7,380 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Butts County has a total area<3> of 190 square miles [492.1 km²]. Of this total, 186.6 square miles [483.3 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.79%) being water (3.4 square miles [8.81 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Butts County had a population density of 104.6 people per square mile [40.39 people/km²], making it the state's 47th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Butts County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Butts and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Butts County QuickFact (QF-13035).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Butts County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Butts County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HenryQF-13151   NW195,370119,34163.71%
JasperQF-13159   E13,95311,42622.12%
LamarQF-13171   SW17,55015,91210.29%
MonroeQF-13207   S25,42521,75716.86%
NewtonQF-13217   N99,94462,00161.2%
SpaldingQF-13255   W64,70858,41710.77%

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Butts. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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