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County Profile

Incorporated: July 27, 1917

Population: 10,103

Total Area: 285 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Alma (County Seat)

• Rockingham
• Sessoms

Georgia’s 149th county was named for Senator Augustus O. Bacon, a four-term U.S. Senator who died in office.

Alma’s name is an acronym composed from the first letters in the names of Georgia’s four state capitals: Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta. Alma is the only incorporated municipality in Bacon County.

There are three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in Bacon County: the Bacon County Courthouse, the Alma Depot, and the Rabinowitz Building.

Alma and Bacon County share a 110-acre recreational area for team sports, swimming and picnicking. Additionally, four city-owned parks and six privately owned facilities provide many recreational opportunities.

There are two wildlife management areas in the county, the Bacon Area and the Whitehead Creek Area, both which allow hunting.

Bacon County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 284.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 37.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 22.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 15.7% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.60 persons compared to an average family size of 3.03 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $28,344. Per capita income grew by 1.7% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 10,601 Covered Employment 3,764
Growth (%) since 1990 10.8% Average wage per job $25,296
Households (2000) 3,833 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 20.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,666 Average wage per job $28,344
Unemployment Rate (2009) 9.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 6.1%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $24,563 Average wage per job $26,506
Median Household Income (2008) $33,481 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 0.8%
Poverty Rate (2008) 19.3 Average wage per job $24,931
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 67.7 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 6.6 Average wage per job D
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1. BACON County
Address: 523 E 16th St, Alma, GA 31510
Phone: (912) 632-4133
County: Bacon County
Enrollment: 455 3-5

2. BACON County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 901 N Pierce St, Alma, GA 31510
Phone: (912) 632-4414
County: Bacon County
Enrollment: 448
Grades: 9-12

3. BACON County
Address: 901 N Pierce St, Alma, GA 31510
Phone: (912) 632-4662
County: Bacon County
Enrollment: 425
Grades: 6-8

4. BACON County
Address: 251 Cumberland Rd, Alma, GA 31510
Phone: (912) 632-4765
County: Bacon County
Enrollment: 523
Grades: PK-2