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The 2000 Census showed that Pickens County had a population of 22,983 people. This represented 0.28% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 71st most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pickens had a population of 31,264 people. This is an increase of 36.03% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201029,431+28.06%-5.86% since 2009
200931,264+36.03%+0.65% since 2008
200831,063+35.16%+2.16% since 2007
200730,406+32.3%+4.02% since 2006
200629,232+27.19%+3.88% since 2005
200528,141+22.44%+2.4% since 2004
200427,481+19.57%+2.97% since 2003
200326,688+16.12%+4.35% since 2002
200225,575+11.28%+4.44% since 2001
200124,487+6.54%+6.54% since 2000
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200022,983The Last Census

Pickens County had 10,687 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pickens County has a total area<3> of 232.8 square miles [602 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.65 square miles [1.68 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pickens County had a population density of 99 people per square mile [38.23 people/km²], making it the state's 48th 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 Pickens County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pickens and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Pickens County QuickFact (QF-13227).

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BartowQF-13015   SW96,21776,01926.57%
CherokeeQF-13057   S215,084141,90351.57%
DawsonQF-13085   E22,55515,99940.98%
GilmerQF-13123   N29,02123,45623.73%
GordonQF-13129   W53,29244,10420.83%

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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 Pickens. 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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