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

The community of Watkinsville is the Seat for Oconee County.

Oconee County was founded in 1875 and was created by taking area from ClarkeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Oconee had a population of 33,320 people. This is an increase of 27.05% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,225 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Oconee represented 0.32% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 56th 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
201032,808+25.1%-1.54% since 2009
200933,320+27.05%+2.43% since 2008
200832,528+24.03%+3.23% since 2007
200026,225The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Watkinsville   2,9402,09740.2% increase  
Bogart   1,1171,0496.48% increase  
North High Shoals   60343937.36% increase  
Bishop   17214617.81% increase  

Websites for Oconee County

Official Website:   www.oconeecounty.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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