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

The community of Forsyth is the Seat for Monroe County.

Monroe County was founded in 1821.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Monroe had a population of 25,425 people. This is an increase of 16.86% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,757 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Monroe represented 0.27% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 78th 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201026,424+21.45%+3.93% since 2009
200925,425+16.86%+0.83% since 2008
200825,215+15.89%+0.58% since 2007
200725,069+15.22% 
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200021,757The Last Census

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

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Websites for Monroe County

Official Website:   www.monroecountygeorgia.com/

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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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