Telfair County, Georgia

Telfair County: County in Georgia, United States


Telfair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,500 and a population density of 14 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 15,781 inhabitants. Its county seat is McRae. The county was created 215 years ago in 1807.

Telfair County locator map
Location of Telfair County on Georgia map.

Quick Facts about Telfair County

Population : 15,781 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
Area : 1150 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Altitude : 226 feet / 69 meters
Capital : McRae
Establishment : December 12, 1807
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 01:01:48 (29th November 2023)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.56% (2010-2020)


Telfair County is located at 31°55'47"N 82°56'20"W (31.9298000, -82.9389900). It has 5 neighbors: Ben Hill County, Coffee County, Dodge County, Wheeler County and Wilcox County.

Telfair County map

The largest city of Telfair County is McRae with a population of 5,740. Other cities include, Lumber City population 1,257 and Milan population 649. See all Telfair County cities & populated places.

Telfair County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Telfair County.

City Name Population Title
McRae 5,740 City in Telfair County, Georgia, USA
Lumber City 1,257 City in Telfair County, Georgia, United States of America
Milan 649 City in Dodge and Telfair counties, Georgia
Scotland 334 Town in Telfair and Wheeler Counties, Georgia, United States

Telfair County has 5 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Telfair County decreased by 4.56% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,500 - census
2011 16,243 -1.58% estimation process
2012 16,367 0.76% estimation process
2013 16,633 1.6% estimation process
2014 16,454 -1.09% estimation process
2015 16,451 -0.02% estimation process
2016 15,962 -3.06% estimation process
2017 15,929 -0.21% estimation process
2018 15,974 0.28% estimation process
2019 15,860 -0.72% estimation process
2020 15,781 -0.5% estimation process

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People born in Telfair County (1)

American Marine general and holder of the Medal of Honor James E. Livingston was born in Telfair County

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