Census data for Georgia released, county breakdown map embedded

Well the Savannah Stopover led into a great St. Patrick’s Day, and the Savannah Music Festival is just a week away.

But at some point I’m going to be getting back to doing some hard work . . .

The census data for Georgia was released yesterday, and I’ll admit that I was surprised by the count for Chatham County. It was quite a bit higher than I expected, which ironically makes our employment and housing data look oddly worse. I’ll be elaborating on that in upcoming columns in the SMN.

But for now, here’s a small embedded map with county by county population counts — as well as color codes for % growth from 2000 to 2010. The map clearly shows declining population in rural southwest Georgia.

Btw, if this seems too small, just click the full screen icon in the upper right hand corner.