Decatur County, Georgia

Decatur County: County in Tennessee, United States


Decatur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,842 and a population density of 31 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 26,457 inhabitants. Its county seat is Decaturville. The county was created 177 years ago in 1845.

Quick Facts about Decatur County

Population : 26,457 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
Different from : Decatur County, Decatur County, Decatur County, Decatur County
Area : 893 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.2%
Land as percent of area : 96.8%
Named for : Stephen Decatur
Altitude : 108 feet / 33 meters
Capital : Decaturville
Establishment : November 11, 1845
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 04:20:01 (4th February 2023)
Density : 30 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.23% (2010-2020)
Decatur County locator map
Location of Decatur County on Georgia map.
John P. Rains Hotel image
John P. Rains Hotel
John P. Rains Hotel image


Decatur County is located at 30°52'42"N 84°34'45"W (30.8783400, -84.5790700). It has 6 neighbors: Hardin County, Benton, Carroll County, Henderson County, Perry County and Wayne County.

Decatur County map

The largest city of Decatur County is Bainbridge with a population of 12,137. Other cities include, Attapulgus population 428 and Climax population 262. See all Decatur County cities & populated places.

Decatur County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Bainbridge 12,137 County seat of Decatur County, Georgia, United States
Attapulgus 428 City in Decatur County, Georgia, United States
Climax 262 Human settlement in Decatur County, Georgia, United States of America
Brinson 202 Town in Decatur County, Georgia, United States of America

Decatur County has 6 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Decatur County decreased by 5.23% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 27,842 - census
2011 27,651 -0.69% estimation process
2012 27,442 -0.76% estimation process
2013 27,391 -0.19% estimation process
2014 27,167 -0.82% estimation process
2015 27,049 -0.44% estimation process
2016 26,679 -1.39% estimation process
2017 26,706 0.1% estimation process
2018 26,573 -0.5% estimation process
2019 26,404 -0.64% estimation process
2020 26,457 0.2% estimation process

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People born in Decatur County (1)

American politician Cotton Ivy was born in Decatur County

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