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

The community of Blackshear is the Seat for Pierce County.

Pierce County was founded in 1857. Pierce was created by taking area from Appling and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Pierce had a population of 18,580 people. This is an increase of 18.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,636 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Pierce represented 0.19% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 98th 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
201018,758+19.97%+0.96% since 2009
200918,580+18.83%+2.22% since 2008
200818,176+16.24%+1.82% since 2007
200015,636The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Waycross   14,72515,3333.97% decrease  
Blackshear   3,5463,2838.01% increase  
Patterson   69162710.21% increase  
Offerman   45040311.66% 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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