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

The community of Savannah is the Seat for Chatham County.

Chatham County was founded in 1777.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chatham had a population of 256,992 people. This is an increase of 10.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 232,048 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chatham represented 2.83% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 6th 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
2010265,128+14.26%+3.17% since 2009
2009256,992+10.75%+2.33% since 2008
2008251,151+8.23%+1.03% since 2007
2000232,048The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Savannah   134,699131,5102.42% increase  
Pooler   16,3876,239162.7% increase  
Garden City   9,50211,28915.83% decrease  
Port Wentworth   4,8833,27649.05% increase  
Tybee Island   3,8933,39214.77% increase  

Websites for Chatham County

Official Website:   www.chathamcounty.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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