One year plus after the 2010 Census, Georgia is showing almost 10 million population. The latest 2011 estimate put the state population at 9,815,210, an increase of about 1.3%.
Nationally, the U. S. population has increased 2,846,379, slightly less than 1%. Fourth District Senator Jack Hill said 2010 census numbers showed for the ten-year period sharp growth in a couple of counties and steady growth in the others with twocounties declining in population.
Presently these counties make up the Fourth Senatorial District: Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Tattnall, & Treutlen. In the updated 2011 Census, the present 7 counties showed a total gain of 3,489 persons, a percentage gain of 1.75 or higher than the state average of 1.3%.
Individually, Bulloch County led the way with an increase of 2,664 persons since the 2010 census or a gain of 3.8% in just a year. Candler was next with a 2.5% increase. Effingham, Tattnall and evens counties showed growth of less than 1% while Emanuel and Treutlen counties each had a decreased in population of less than 1%.