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Bacon County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Bacon County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded July 27, 1914
Named for Augustus Octavius Bacon
Seat Alma
Largest city Alma
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

286 sq mi (741 km²)
259 sq mi (671 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 9.5%
 - (2010)
 - Density

43/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Bacon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,096.[1] The county seat is Alma.[2] The constitutional amendment to create the county was proposed July 7, 1914, and ratified November 3, 1914. It is named after Augustus Bacon, a former United States Senator from Georgia.[3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 286 square miles (740 km2), of which 259 square miles (670 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (9.5%) is water.[4]

Major highways[]

  • US 1.svg U.S. Route 1
  • US 23.svg U.S. Route 23
  • Georgia 4.svg Georgia State Route 4
  • Georgia 4 Alternate.svg State Route 4 Alternate
  • Georgia 19.svg State Route 19
  • Georgia 32.svg State Route 32
  • Georgia 203.svg State Route 203

Adjacent counties[]


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 6,460
1930 7,055 9.2%
1940 8,096 14.8%
1950 8,940 10.4%
1960 8,359 −6.5%
1970 8,233 −1.5%
1980 9,379 13.9%
1990 9,566 2.0%
2000 10,103 5.6%
2010 11,096 9.8%
Est. 2013 11,216 11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 10,103 people, 3,833 households, and 2,813 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 4,464 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.48% White, 15.70% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.46% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 3.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,833 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,910, and the median income for a family was $32,579. Males had a median income of $27,780 versus $19,049 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,289. About 20.20% of families and 23.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.40% of those under age 18 and 25.70% of those age 65 or over.



  • Alma
  • Rockingham

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Bacon County, Georgia


External links[]

Coordinates: 31°34′N 82°27′W / 31.56, -82.45

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