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

The community of Sandersville is the Seat for Washington County.

Washington County was founded in 1784.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Washington had a population of 20,879 people. This is a decrease of 1.4% since the last Census (which gave a population of 21,176 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Washington represented 0.26% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 80th 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
200820,874-1.43%+0.1% since 2007
200021,176The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Sandersville   6,0976,1440.76% decrease  
Davisboro   1,9111,54423.77% increase  
Tennille   1,4391,5054.39% decrease  
Harrison   4715097.47% decrease  
Oconee   2852801.79% increase  

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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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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