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Peach County
Peach County Courthouse in Fort Valley
Peach County Courthouse in Fort Valley
Map of Georgia highlighting Peach County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
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Georgia's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded July 18, 1924; 99 years ago (1924-07-18)
Named for Peach fruit
Seat Fort Valley
Largest city Fort Valley
 • Total 151 sq mi (390 km2)
 • Land 150 sq mi (400 km2)
 • Water 1.0 sq mi (3 km2)  0.7%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density 184/sq mi (71/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 2nd

Peach County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,695. Its county seat is Fort Valley. Founded in 1924, it is the state's newest county, taken from Houston and Macon counties on July 18 of that year. Its namesake is the peach on account of it being located in a peach-growing district.

Peach County is included in the Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Macon-Warner Robins, GA Combined Statistical Area.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 151 square miles (390 km2), of which 150 square miles (390 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.7%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Georgia by area.

The majority of Peach County is located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. A small portion of the northern edge of the county, north of Byron, is located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The very western tip of Peach County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).

Major highways

  • I-75.svg Interstate 75
  • US 41.svg U.S. Route 41
  • US 341.svg U.S. Route 341
  • Georgia 7.svg State Route 7
  • Georgia 7 Connector.svg State Route 7 Connector
  • Georgia 11.svg State Route 11
  • Georgia 42.svg Georgia State Route 42
  • Georgia 49.svg Georgia State Route 49
  • Georgia 49 Connector.svg State Route 49 Connector
  • Georgia 96.svg Georgia State Route 96
  • Georgia 127.svg State Route 127
  • Georgia 247 Connector.svg State Route 247 Connector
  • Georgia 401.svg State Route 401 (unsigned designation for I-75)
  • Georgia 540.svg State Route 540 (Fall Line Freeway) (future)

Adjacent counties


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 10,268
1940 10,378 1.1%
1950 11,705 12.8%
1960 13,846 18.3%
1970 15,990 15.5%
1980 19,151 19.8%
1990 21,189 10.6%
2000 23,668 11.7%
2010 27,695 17.0%
2018 (est.) 27,297 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 27,695 people, 9,958 households, and 6,934 families living in the county. The population density was 184.3 inhabitants per square mile (71.2/km2). There were 11,050 housing units at an average density of 73.5 per square mile (28.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 48.3% white, 45.9% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 3.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 11.0% were American, 7.1% were English, and 5.8% were Irish.

Of the 9,958 households, 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.4% were non-families, and 24.8% of households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 33.3 years.

The median household income was $41,014 and the median family income was $53,708. Males had a median income of $40,919 versus $29,328 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,681. About 19.1% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.6% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

Peach County racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 12,119 43.31%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 12,139 43.38%
Native American 63 0.23%
Asian 194 0.69%
Pacific Islander 6 0.02%
Other/Mixed 913 3.26%
Hispanic or Latino 2,547 9.1%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 27,981 people, 10,136 households, and 6,596 families residing in the county.



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