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

The community of Washington is the Seat for Wilkes County.

Wilkes County was founded in 1777.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wilkes had a population of 10,268 people. This is a decrease of 3.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,687 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wilkes represented 0.13% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 120th 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
201010,593-0.88%+3.17% since 2009
200910,268-3.92%-0.45% since 2008
200810,314-3.49%+0.71% since 2007
200010,687The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Washington   4,0064,2956.73% decrease  
Tignall   6156535.82% decrease  
Rayle   1331394.32% decrease  

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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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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