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The 2000 Census showed that Effingham County had a population of 37,535 people. This represented 0.46% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 47th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Effingham had a population of 53,541 people. This is an increase of 42.64% 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
201052,250+39.2%-2.41% since 2009
200953,541+42.64%+2.75% since 2008
200852,110+38.83%+2.5% since 2007
200750,838+35.44%+4.2% since 2006
200648,787+29.98%+4.9% since 2005
200546,508+23.91%+5.01% since 2004
200444,288+17.99%+3.89% since 2003
200342,630+13.57%+3.75% since 2002
200241,088+9.47%+4.52% since 2001
200139,310+4.73%+4.73% since 2000
200037,535The Last Census

Effingham County had 14,169 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Effingham County has a total area<3> of 482.8 square miles [1,250 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.4 square miles [8.82 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Effingham County had a population density of 78.3 people per square mile [30.23 people/km²], making it the state's 60th 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 Effingham County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Effingham and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Effingham County QuickFact (QF-13103).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BryanQF-13029   S32,55923,41739.04%
BullochQF-13031   W69,21355,98323.63%
ChathamQF-13051   SE256,992232,04810.75%
ScrevenQF-13251   NW15,05415,374-2.08%
Hampton (SC)QF-45049   N21,01421,386-1.74%
Jasper (SC)QF-45053   NE23,22120,67812.3%

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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 Effingham. 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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