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

The community of Franklin is the Seat for Heard County.

Heard County was founded in 1830. Heard was created by taking area from Carroll, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Heard had a population of 11,528 people. This is an increase of 4.69% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,012 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Heard represented 0.13% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 117th 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
201011,834+7.46%+2.65% since 2009
200911,528+4.69%-0.29% since 2008
200811,561+4.99%+1.2% since 2007
200011,012The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Franklin   9429024.43% increase  
Ephesus   3873880.26% decrease  
Centralhatchee   3873831.04% increase  

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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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