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The 2000 Census showed that Mitchell County had a population of 23,932 people. This represented 0.29% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 63rd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Mitchell had a population of 23,800 people. This is a decrease of 0.55% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201023,498-1.81%-1.27% since 2009
200923,800-0.55%-0.79% since 2008
200823,989+0.24%-0.4% since 2007
200724,086+0.64%+1.63% since 2006
200623,700-0.97%+1.01% since 2005
200523,464-1.96%-0.53% since 2004
200423,590-1.43%-0.32% since 2003
200323,665-1.12%-0.42% since 2002
200223,764-0.7%-0.66% since 2001
200023,932The Last Census

Mitchell County had 8,880 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Mitchell County has a total area<3> of 513 square miles [1,330 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.85 square miles [4.79 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Mitchell County had a population density of 46.75 people per square mile [18.05 people/km²], making it the state's 92nd most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Mitchell County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Mitchell and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Mitchell County QuickFact (QF-13205).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Mitchell County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Mitchell County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BakerQF-13007   NW3,6374,074-10.73%
ColquittQF-13071   E45,59642,0538.43%
DecaturQF-13087   SW28,83828,2402.12%
DoughertyQF-13095   N95,85996,065-0.21%
GradyQF-13131   S25,18723,6596.46%
ThomasQF-13275   SE46,18842,7378.07%
WorthQF-13321   NE21,21421,967-3.43%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Mitchell County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Mitchell. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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