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The 2000 Census showed that Fannin County had a population of 19,798 people. This represented 0.24% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 85th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Fannin had a population of 22,945 people. This is an increase of 15.9% 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
201023,682+19.62%+3.21% since 2009
200922,945+15.9%+1.07% since 2008
200822,701+14.66%+0.65% since 2007
200722,555+13.93%+1.45% since 2006
200622,233+12.3%+2.28% since 2005
200521,737+9.79%+0.98% since 2004
200421,527+8.73%+1.8% since 2003
200321,146+6.81%+1.29% since 2002
200220,876+5.44%+2.71% since 2001
200120,325+2.66%+2.66% since 2000
200019,798The Last Census

Fannin County had 11,134 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Fannin County has a total area<3> of 391.4 square miles [1,013 km²]. Of this total, 385.7 square miles [999 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.45%) being water (5.69 square miles [14.73 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Fannin County had a population density of 51.3 people per square mile [19.82 people/km²], making it the state's 89th 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 Fannin County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Fannin and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Fannin County QuickFact (QF-13111).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DawsonQF-13085   S22,55515,99940.98%
GilmerQF-13123   SW29,02123,45623.73%
LumpkinQF-13187   SE27,52821,01630.99%
MurrayQF-13213   W40,62136,50611.27%
UnionQF-13291   E21,25217,28922.92%
Cherokee (NC)QF-37039   NE26,30724,2988.27%
Polk (TN)QF-47139   NW15,64816,050-2.5%

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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 Fannin. 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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