Wilkes County, Georgia

Wilkes County: County in Georgia, United States

About

Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,593 and a population density of 22 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 9,694 inhabitants. Its county seat is Washington. The county was created 238 years ago in 1784.

Quick Facts about Wilkes County

Population : 9,694 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
Different from : Wilkes County
Area : 474 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : John Wilkes
Capital : Washington
Establishment : February 02, 1784
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:30:36 (14th August 2022)
Density : 20 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -9.27% (2010-2020)
Wilkes County locator map
Location of Wilkes County on Georgia map.
Wilkes County Courthouse  Washington  Georgia image
Wilkes County Courthouse Washington Georgia
Wilkes County Courthouse  Washington  Georgia image

Geography

Wilkes County is located at 33°46'55"N 82°44'36"W (33.7819500, -82.7432300). It has 5 neighbors: Lincoln County, McDuffie County, Oglethorpe County, Taliaferro County and Warren County.

Wilkes County map

The largest city of Wilkes County is Washington with a population of 3,907. Other cities include, Tignall population 493 and Rayle population 188. See all Wilkes County cities & populated places.

Wilkes County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Washington 3,907 City in and county seat of Wilkes County, Georgia, United States
Tignall 493 Human settlement in Wilkes County, Georgia, United States of America
Rayle 188 Human settlement in Wilkes County, Georgia, United States of America

Wilkes County has 5 neighbours.

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Wilkes County decreased by 9.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,593 - census
2011 10,229 -3.56% estimation process
2012 10,086 -1.42% estimation process
2013 9,920 -1.67% estimation process
2014 9,949 0.29% estimation process
2015 9,911 -0.38% estimation process
2016 9,809 -1.04% estimation process
2017 9,860 0.52% estimation process
2018 9,864 0.04% estimation process
2019 9,777 -0.89% estimation process
2020 9,694 -0.86% estimation process

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People born in Wilkes County (16)

People born in Wilkes County, including politician George W. Towns, politician and jurist John Archibald Campbell, politician Junius Hillyer, .

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Other places with the same name (2)

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