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

The community of Bainbridge is the Seat for Decatur County.

Decatur County was founded in 1823 and was created by taking area from EarlyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Decatur had a population of 28,838 people. This is an increase of 2.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 28,240 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Decatur represented 0.34% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 53rd 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
201027,842-1.41%-3.45% since 2009
200928,838+2.12%+0.29% since 2008
200828,754+1.82%+0.74% since 2007
200028,240The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bainbridge   12,02411,7222.58% increase  
Attapulgus   4524928.13% decrease  
Climax   2802975.72% decrease  
Brinson   2082257.56% decrease  

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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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