Top 10 Richest Counties In Georgia 2020

Richest Counties In Georgia

Ranking of the richest counties In Georgia. Georgia is a state located in the south-eastern part of the United States. The state is bordered to the south by Florida, to the north by Tennessee, to the north by Carolina and the west by Alabama. Georgia is the 8th most populated area and the 24th largest in land area in the United States. According to the YU.S Census Bureau, in 2019, Georgia had a population of 10,617,423 people. Georgia was discovered in 1733 as a British colony.

Georgia has 159 counties in total. Out of these 159 counties, the richest ones will be listed below. 

Top 10 Richest Counties In Georgia 2020

  • 1. Fulton 

Fulton is currently the wealthiest county in Georgia, with a pe income of $37,211. The county is located in the north-central part of Georgia, United States. Fulton is Georgia’s most populous county, with an estimated population of 1,050,114.

Fulton County was incorporated effectively on December 20, 1853, from the western half of DeKalb County. Its name Fulton was created in honor of Sir Hamilton Fulton, who was a railway officer and also the chief engineer of the state. Now, Fulton has grown into a more developed and modern area with multitudinous numbers of companies likes the AFC Enterprise, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, and more. The major cities in Fulton County are Alpharetta, Atlanta, Milton, College Park, and East Point.

  • 2. Forsyth 

Forsyth is one of the fastest-growing counties in Georgia. It has a population of 175,511, according to the 2010 census. It was rated the 31st wealthiest county in terms of median household income by Forbes. This county was established on December 3, 1831, in honor of John Forsyth, an American politician. The county’s per capita income is $35,385. Forsyth is bordered to the east by Hall County, Dawson County by the north, Gwinnet County by the south-east, Fulton by the south-west, and Cherokee county by the northwest. 

Forsyth county has up to 21 elementary schools, ten middle schools, and seven high schools,=. The education activities are served by Forsyth County Schools, which is the largest employer in the county with over 4,100 full-time workers and 1500 substitutes.

  • 3. Fayette  

The third richest county in Georgia, Fayette County is located in the north-central region of Georgia, United States. The population of this country was 106,567, according to the 2010 census. The county was named Fayette in honor of Marquis de Lafayette, a French aristocrat who assisted General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War. The county was founded on May 15, 1821, and it has its government seat at Fayetteville. The county is bordered to the north by Fulton County, to the east by Clayton County, to the west by Coweta County and the south by Spalding County. The largest city in Fayette is Peachtree city, with 4,988 residents. The county’s per capita income is $35,076. 

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  • 4. Oconee County

Oconee County has a population of 32,808 residents with $34,271 as their per capita income. This county is located in the north-eastern region of Georgia, United States. The county is bordered to the north by Clarke County, to the west by Walton County, to the south by Morgan County and the east by Oglethorpe County. The populated areas in Oconee County are Allen, Ashland, Belmont, and Ben Dowdy. The county’s government seat is located in Watkinsville.

  • 5. Cobb 

Cobb is a county founded on December 3, 1832, by Georgia General Assembly in honor of Thomas Wills Cobb, a United States delegate and a senator from Georgia. The population of this county as of 2018 was 756,865. It is Georgia’s third most populous county and has been rated among the 100 highest-income counties in the United States. Moreover, Cobb has also been ranked by the U.S Census Bureau as the 12th most educated county in the U.S. Cobb county is bordered to the north by Cherokee County, to the southeast by Fulton, to the southwest by Douglas county, to the west by Paulding County and the northwest by Bartow County. The largest city in Cobb in Marietta.

  • 6. Harris 

Sixth on the list of richest counties in Georgia, Harris County, is located in the west-central part of Georgia, United States. The estimated population of Harris, according to the 2010 census, was 32, 024. Harris County was incorporated effective on December 14, 1827, and named in honor of Charles Harris, a judge in Georgia. Pine Mountain is the largest city in Harris County. This county has a per capita income of $31,073. Harris County has eleven unincorporated communities, two towns, and three cities. The country’s government seat is Hamilton.

  • 7. Cherokee  

This county has a population of 214,346, according to the 2010 Census Bureau. It was founded in 1831 and was named in honor of the Cherokee people. Cherokee is bordered on the north by Pickers, by Dawson on the northeast, Forsyth by the east, Gordon by the north-west and Cobb by the south. The county has a per capita income of $30,217. It is one of the richest and fastest-growing counties in the U.S.

  • 8. Columbia  

According to the 2010 population census, the population for this region was 124,035. Columbia County was founded in 1790 and was named as an honor for Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer, and colonizer. The largest city in Columbia County is Evans, which also serves as the government de facto seat. Columbia County is bordered to the west by McDuffie County, Lincoln County to both west, McCormick County, and South Carolina by the north, and the Richmond County by the south-east Columbia County has up to 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and five high schools. The county’s per capita income is $29,479.

  • 9. Dekalb 

DeKalb is Georgia’s fourth most populous county, with a population of 691,893 people, according to the 2010 census. The county seat is Decatur. DeKalb is also Georgia’s most diverse county, and it is a suburban county. This county was incorporated effective on December 9, 1822, and was named DeKalb to honor Johann de Kalb, a French military officer who was a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary war. DeKalb County is bordered by Rockdale County to the east, by Henry County to the south, the Fulton County to the west and Gwinnett County to the north. DeKalb County has a per capita income of $28,412. DeKalb has up to 10 private schools with a quite amber of tertiary institutions.

  • 10. Bryan  

Bryan County has a population of 30,233, according to the 2010 census. Bryan County was incorporated effective on December 19, 1973, and was named in honor of Jonathan Bryan, who participated in the American Revolutionary War. The county government seat is Pembroke, and its largest city in Bryan County is Richmond Hill. Bryan County is bordered to the north by Effingham County, to the north-east by Chatham County, to the west by Evans County and the southwest by Liberty County. The per capita income of Bryan county residents is $28,365. 

That’s all about the richest counties in Georgia.

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