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The 2000 Census showed that Gordon County had a population of 44,104 people. This represented 0.54% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 40th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Gordon had a population of 53,292 people. This is an increase of 20.83% 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
201055,186+25.13%+3.55% since 2009
200953,292+20.83%+0.62% since 2008
200852,964+20.09%+1.84% since 2007
200752,005+17.91%+2.11% since 2006
200650,931+15.48%+2.67% since 2005
200549,608+12.48%+1.96% since 2004
200448,653+10.31%+2.32% since 2003
200347,550+7.81%+2.11% since 2002
200246,568+5.59%+2.21% since 2001
200145,560+3.3%+3.3% since 2000
200044,104The Last Census

Gordon County had 17,145 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Gordon County has a total area<3> of 358 square miles [927 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.48 square miles [6.42 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Gordon County had a population density of 124 people per square mile [47.9 people/km²], making it the state's 42nd 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 Gordon County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Gordon and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Gordon County QuickFact (QF-13129).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BartowQF-13015   S96,21776,01926.57%
CherokeeQF-13057   SE215,084141,90351.57%
FloydQF-13115   SW96,25090,5656.28%
GilmerQF-13123   NE29,02123,45623.73%
MurrayQF-13213   N40,62136,50611.27%
PickensQF-13227   E31,26422,98336.03%
WalkerQF-13295   NW64,98361,0536.44%
WhitfieldQF-13313   N93,69883,52512.18%

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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 Gordon. 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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