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The 2000 Census showed that Dade County had a population of 15,154 people. This represented 0.19% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 101st most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dade had a population of 16,127 people. This is an increase of 6.42% 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
201016,633+9.76%+3.14% since 2009
200816,132+6.45%-0.39% since 2007
200716,195+6.87%+1.11% since 2006
200616,018+5.7%+0.89% since 2005
200515,877+4.77%+0.51% since 2004
200415,797+4.24%+0.47% since 2003
200315,723+3.75%+0.84% since 2002
200215,592+2.89%+0.85% since 2001
200115,460+2.02%+2.02% since 2000
200015,154The Last Census

Dade County had 6,224 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dade County has a total area<3> of 174.2 square miles [451.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.18 square miles [0.47 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dade County had a population density of 87.1 people per square mile [33.63 people/km²], making it the state's 52nd 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 Dade County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dade and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Dade County QuickFact (QF-13083).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DeKalb (AL)QF-01049   SW69,38064,4527.65%
Jackson (AL)QF-01071   W52,83853,926-2.02%
WalkerQF-13295   E64,98361,0536.44%
Hamilton (TN)QF-47065   NE337,175307,8969.51%
Marion (TN)QF-47115   NW28,06827,7761.05%

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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 Dade. 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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