Banks County , Georgia

Banks County: County in Georgia, United States


Banks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,395 and a population density of 30 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 19,352 inhabitants. Its county seat is Homer. The county was created 163 years ago in 1858.

Banks County Quick Facts

Population : 19,352 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
Area : 606 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : Richard E. Banks
Altitude : 722 feet / 220 meters
Capital : Homer
Establishment : December 12, 1858
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 03:13:13 (25th September 2022)
Density : 32 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.95% (2010-2020)
Banks County locator map
Location of Banks County on Georgia map.
Courthouse of Banks County  Georgia image
Courthouse of Banks County Georgia
Courthouse of Banks County  Georgia image


Banks County is located at 34°21'15"N 83°29'51"W (34.3541300, -83.4973700). It has 6 neighbors: Franklin County, Habersham County, Hall County, Jackson County, Madison County and Stephens County.

Banks County map

The largest city of Banks County is Maysville with a population of 2,175. Other cities include, Homer population 1,257, Alto population 1,207 and Gillsville population 241. See all Banks County cities & populated places.

Banks County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Banks County.

City Name Population Title
Maysville 2,175 City in Banks and Jackson Counties, Georgia, United States of America
Homer 1,257 City in Banks County, Georgia, United States of America
Alto 1,207 City in Banks and Habersham counties, Georgia, United States of America
Gillsville 241 City in Banks and Hall Counties, Georgia, United States of America

Banks County has 6 neighbours.

  • Homer


The population of Banks County increased by 4.95% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 18,395 - census
2011 18,249 -0.8% estimation process
2012 18,131 -0.65% estimation process
2013 18,221 0.49% estimation process
2014 18,226 0.03% estimation process
2015 18,381 0.84% estimation process
2016 18,325 -0.31% estimation process
2017 18,628 1.63% estimation process
2018 18,972 1.81% estimation process
2019 19,234 1.36% estimation process
2020 19,352 0.61% estimation process

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People born in Banks County (1)

American baseball player Clarence Griffin was born in Banks County

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