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

The community of Jesup is the Seat for Wayne County.

Wayne County was founded in 1803.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wayne had a population of 29,407 people. This is an increase of 10.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 26,565 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wayne represented 0.32% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 55th 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
201030,099+13.3%+2.35% since 2009
200929,407+10.7%-0.43% since 2008
200829,535+11.18%+1.86% since 2007
200026,565The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Jesup   10,3999,27912.07% increase  
Screven   78770212.11% increase  
Odum   46641412.56% increase  

Websites for Wayne County

Official Website:   www.co.wayne.ga.us/

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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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