Top 100 Largest Cities in Georgia by Population

Largest Cities in Georgia by Population

Written by Aaron R. Winston
Last Updated: April 19, 2024 10:26am CDT

Largest Cities in Georgia by Population

Georgia, the 8th most populated state in the United States, nicknamed the “Peach State” and “Empire State of the South,” consists of diverse types of terrain (coastal beaches, farmland, and mountains).

In this article, we delve into a list we created of the 100 largest cities in Georgia, including a comprehensive and objective data table that not only ranks these cities by total population size but also includes a column that briefly describes each city or census-designated place.

Whether you’re a Georgian looking to explore your state’s urban centers or simply curious to learn more about Peach State’s bustling metropolitan areas, this post aims to provide you with an insightful and fun overview of Georgia’s most populous cities.

State of Georgia Major Cities

So, gather aboard as we venture on this quick and concise journey to uncover the unique characteristics and demographics of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. state of Georgia.

First, we will make a brief pit stop to explore the total population and land area amounts of Georgia and how it stacks up compared to the rest of the 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. and the unincorporated U.S. territory of Puerto Rico (archipelago in the Caribbean).

Georgia Is the 8th Largest State

Georgia is the eighth-largest state in the United States in terms of population. Regarding land area, Georgia ranks as the 24th largest state.

Image representative of the major cities in the state of Georgia - 8th largest state by population in U.S.

What is the population of Georgia?

Total Population of Georgia Is 10.91 Million Residents

Georgia’s population continues to grow significantly. The number of Georgians living in the state has more than doubled over the past 50 years.

How many square miles is Georgia?

The Total Land Area of Georgia Is 57,906 Square Miles

What city in Georgia is the largest?

Atlanta Is the Largest City in Georgia – 2024

In terms of population size, Georgia’s capital is also the state’s largest city, with 499,127 people living there.

It’s important to note that the greater Atlanta metropolitan area (encompassing many of Georgia’s bigger cities) has more than 6.3 million people living there, making it the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

What are the largest cities in Georgia?

10 Largest Cities in Georgia Ranked by Population

10 Largest Cities in Georgia Map: Atlanta, Columbus, Augusta, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Warner Robins

  1. Atlanta – 499,127 population
  2. Columbus – 202,616 population
  3. Augusta – 202,609 population
  4. Macon – 156,197 population
  5. Savannah – 148,004 population
  6. Athens – 128,561 population
  7. Sandy Springs – 107,763 population
  8. Roswell – 92,950 population
  9. Johns Creek – 82,453 population
  10. Warner Robins – 82,175 population

Now for our list of the top 100 most populated places in Georgia, USA:

Largest Cities in Georgia by Population

List of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. state of Georgia based on populous (includes U.S. Census Bureau designated places).
Georgia's largest cities ranked by population size
RankCityPopulationCity Description
1Atlanta499,127Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta, the county seat for Fulton County, is an economic hub in the north-central part of the state. Known for its role in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and is home to many corporate operations, including The Coca-Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, Georgia-Pacific (paper and pulp company), and the Norfolk Southern Railway (previously headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia until 2021).
2Columbus202,616Georgia's second-largest city, Columbus, located on the Chattahoochee River in western Georgia. Features attractions like the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and the National Infantry Museum.
3Augusta202,096A historic consolidated city-county, Augusta is located on the Savannah River in eastern Georgia near the South Carolina border. Famous for the Masters golf tournament held at the Augusta National Golf Club.
4Macon156,197Located in central Georgia, Macon is a consolidated city-county known for its strong musical heritage, beautiful architecture, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Hometown of country music singer Jason Aldean
5Savannah148,004A historic coastal city and county seat of Chatham County, the city of Savannah, located in southeastern Georgia alongside the Savannah River, is an important seaport (about 20 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean). Both Gulfstream Aerospace (aircraft company) and TitleMax (title lending company) are headquartered in Savannah.
6Athens128,561

Located 71.8 miles northeast of Atlanta, Athens, "The Classic City" is a consolidated city-county on the banks of the Oconee River. Athens is a college town and home to the University of Georgia, a public college and R1 research institution.

7Sandy Springs107,763Located just north of Atlanta, Sandy Springs is a large suburb known for its upscale neighborhoods, numerous corporate headquarters, and access to the beautiful Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
8Roswell92,950A sizeable suburb 22 miles north of Atlanta in Fulton County, Roswell, GA, has an affluent historic district, parks, and trails along the Chattahoochee River and is named for and co-founded by Roswell King.
9Johns Creek82,453An affluent suburb north of Atlanta in Fulton County, Johns Creek is known for its excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and abundance of parks and green spaces. Emory Johns Creek Hospital is the largest employer.
10Warner Robins82,175Located in Houston and Peach counties in central Georgia, Warner Robins is intrinsically tied to Robins Air Force Base, one of the largest employers in Georgia. The city is home to the Museum of Aviation and has been hit by many tornadoes.
11Alpharetta67,267A suburb north of Atlanta in Fulton County, Alpharetta blends upscale living with a thriving technology sector, earning it the nickname "Technology City of the South." Employers include ADP, Equifax, LexisNexis, Fiserv
12Albany67,192Located in southwest Georgia, Albany serves as a commercial hub for the region. The city has a rich history, reflected in attractions like the Ray Charles Plaza and the Albany Civil Rights Institute, and sits along the Flint River.
13Marietta62,602Located northwest of Atlanta, Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The city is also close to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
14Stonecrest61,087Located in southeast DeKalb County, just east of Atlanta, Stonecrest is one of Georgia's newest cities. It's home to the sprawling Mall at Stonecrest and portions of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.
15Brookhaven57,934Located just northeast of Atlanta in Dekalb County, Brookhaven is a relatively new city known for its upscale neighborhoods, vibrant town center (Town Brookhaven), and parks like Murphey Candler Park.
16Smyrna56,160Located northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County, Smyrna is known as the "Jonquil City" for its springtime blooms. It boasts a revitalized downtown (Market Village), is conveniently located near major interstates, and is only a 3.5-mile drive to Truist Park, where the Atlanta Braves (MLB) play.
17Valdosta55,074Located in south-central Georgia, Valdosta is a regional hub and the county seat of Lowndes County. It's home to Valdosta State University and is known for its downtown area and close proximity to Wild Adventures Theme Park.
18Dunwoody52,201Located just north of Atlanta's perimeter, Dunwoody is known for its upscale suburban atmosphere, abundant shopping and dining at Perimeter Mall, and easy access to Atlanta's major attractions and business centers.
19Gainesville45,282Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeast Georgia, Gainesville, the county seat of Hall County, is known as the "Poultry Capital of the World" due to its significant poultry industry. The city also sits on the shores of Lake Lanier, a popular recreation destination.
20Newnan44,485Located about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta, Newnan is the county seat of Coweta County (a "dry county" - retail liquor stores are illegal). Known for its beautiful historic architecture. The city largely escaped destruction during the Civil War.
21Peachtree Corners42,133Located in Gwinnett County, just northeast of Atlanta, Peachtree Corners is Georgia's largest city by population within Gwinnett. It's known for being a planned community with business parks housing companies focused on innovation and technology.
22Milton41,836Located north of Atlanta in Fulton County, Milton is known for its rural equestrian heritage and upscale living. Much of the city is zoned for larger lots (at least 1 acre), preserving its open spaces and contributing to its tranquil atmosphere.
23Mableton41,647Located in south Cobb County, Mableton is the county's most populous city. It has a diverse community with historic roots and is conveniently located near Atlanta and major interstates. Mableton recently gained cityhood in 2023.
24Peachtree City39,562Located south of Atlanta in Fayette County, Peachtree City is a master-planned community known for its extensive network of golf cart paths (over 100 miles). It's known as a family-friendly environment, with numerous parks, good schools, and a focus on outdoor recreation.
25East Point38,380Located southwest of Atlanta in Fulton County, East Point is a historic city known for its diverse community and easy access to downtown Atlanta via the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) East Point Station (subway and bus service). The city's name comes from being the eastern terminus of the former Atlanta & West Point Railroad.
26Douglasville37,948Located 22.1 miles west of Atlanta via I-20, Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County. It offers a blend of suburban living with a historic downtown square and convenient access to outdoor recreation areas like Sweetwater Creek State Park.
27Rome37,913Located in northwest Georgia at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Rome is the largest city in Floyd County. It boasts a charming downtown and is known for its three rivers (Etowah, Oostanaula, and Coosa). Namesake for the original Rome (modern-day Italy)
28Evans37,456Located in Columbia County, just outside of Augusta, Evans (Census-Designated Place) is a growing suburb popular for its family-friendly atmosphere and excellent schools. It offers a mix of residential and commercial areas.
29Woodstock37,350Located in Cherokee County, northwest of Atlanta, Woodstock is a rapidly growing suburb. It features a charming and revitalized downtown area, convenient access to Lake Allatoona for recreation, and hosts numerous community festivals and events.
30Tucker36,969Located in DeKalb County, 14.6 miles northeast of Atlanta via I-20, Tucker is a relatively new city (incorporated in 2016) with its own established history. It features diverse neighborhoods and a focus on community-oriented development.
31Canton35,809Located in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, Canton is the county seat. The city offers a blend of small-town charm, a historic downtown square, and more modern developments and amenities. It's known for hosting the popular Canton First Friday events.
32Hinesville35,441Located in coastal Georgia, Hinesville is the county seat of Liberty County and home to the major military installation of Fort Stewart. The city has a strong connection to the military and offers diverse Southern charm along with access to the coastal environment.
33Dalton34,366Located in northwest Georgia, Dalton is the county seat of Whitfield County and is known as the "Carpet Capital of the World" due to its significant carpet manufacturing industry. The city features a blend of historic landmarks and modern developments.
34Statesboro34,353Located in east-central Georgia, Statesboro is the county seat of Bulloch County and 54.9 miles northwest of Savannah via Interstate 16. The largest Georgia Southern University Campus is in Statesboro.
35Martinez33,773Located in Columbia County, just outside of Augusta, Martinez (Census-Designated Place) is a growing suburb popular for its family-friendly atmosphere and proximity to city amenities. It offers a mix of residential and commercial areas with easy access to walking trails and nature.
36Kennesaw33,552Located in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta, Kennesaw is a growing city known for its focus on preserving history. It's home to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a Civil War landmark.
37Duluth32,034Located in Gwinnett County, northeast of Atlanta, Duluth is a diverse and welcoming city with a strong Korean-American community. It boasts a vibrant downtown with restaurants and shops, hosts numerous festivals and events, and is home to the Gas South Arena (formerly Infinite Energy Arena).
38LaGrange31,773Located in west Georgia near the Alabama border, LaGrange is the county seat of Troup County. It's known for its historic downtown, stately homes, and beautiful gardens like Hills & Dales Estate. The city is also home to LaGrange College, the oldest private college in Georgia.
39Redan31,326Located in DeKalb County, east of Atlanta, Redan is a primarily residential suburb known for its predominantly African-American population. It offers a mix of suburban tranquility and easy access to the amenities and opportunities of nearby Atlanta.
40Lawrenceville30,588Located in Gwinnett County, 31.9 miles northeast of Atlanta via I-85, Lawrenceville serves as the county seat. Birthplace of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke.
41McDonough30,340Located in south metro Atlanta, McDonough is the county seat of Henry County. It's known for its beautiful historic town square, the annual Geranium Festival, and a convenient location just off a major interstate.
42Chamblee29,869Located in northern DeKalb County, northeast of Atlanta, Chamblee, originally a railroad town, is now part of the popular Buford Highway corridor, offering a variety of restaurants with cuisines from around the world and multiple antique shops. Residents have easy and affordable access to Atlanta via MARTA's Chamblee Station.
43Stockbridge29,064Located in Henry County (also extending into Clayton and Rockdale counties), south of Atlanta, Stockbridge is a growing city that offers a blend of suburban living and Southern charm. It's known for Panola Mountain State Park and is easily accessible from major highways.
44Pooler28,766Located in Chatham County near Savannah, Pooler has seen rapid growth in recent years. It's a popular commercial hub, offering shopping and dining options. Pooler is also home to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, a 10.5-mile drive from Savannah.
45Union City27,895Located in south Fulton County, Union City is a predominantly African-American community just southwest of Atlanta. It offers a mix of residential and commercial areas and is known for its close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
46Carrollton27,262Located in west Georgia, Carrollton is the county seat of Carroll County. It's home to the University of West Georgia and provides easy access to beautiful natural areas.
47Sugar Hill25,407Located in northern Gwinnett County, 38.3 miles northeast of Atlanta via I-85, Sugar Hill is a growing and affluent suburb. Birthplace of Derrick Brown, NFL defensive end for the Carolina Panthers
48Decatur24,338Located just 5 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta in DeKalb County, Decatur is known for its food scene. It has access to the MARTA rail system and is home to Agnes Scott College and Columbia Theological Seminary.
49Cartersville23,904Located in northwest Georgia, Cartersville is the county seat of Bartow County. It's known for its rich history, including the Etowah Indian Mounds, along with numerous museums like the Tellus Science Museum and the Booth Western Art Museum. Cartersville also offers proximity to outdoor recreation at Lake Allatoona.
50Griffin23,693Located approximately 38 miles south of metro Atlanta, Griffin is the county seat of Spalding County. The city features a historic downtown with beautiful architecture and hosts annual events like the "Merry Market" holiday festival. It enjoys a lower cost of living than the immediate metro area.
51Perry23,538Located in central Georgia, Perry is spread across Houston, Peach, and Pulaski Counties, but its center lies within Houston County. It's known as the home of the Georgia National Fairgrounds and hosts the annual Georgia National Fair. Perry offers a small-town feel and is conveniently located near Interstate 75.
52Candler-McAfee22,707Located in DeKalb County, about 10 miles east of Atlanta, Candler-McAfee is an unincorporated community considered part of the greater Atlanta metro area. More than 80% of the residents in the 7 miles square area identify as Black or African-American.
53Suwanee22,477Located in Gwinnett County (with portions extending into Forsyth and Fultion counties), northeast of Atlanta, Suwanee is a diverse suburb with a significant Asian population. Community events include the Suwanee Fest celebration.
54Acworth22,276Located in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta, Acworth is known as the "Lake City" due to its location on Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth. It features a charming historic downtown, beautiful parks and recreational areas along the lakes, and convenient access to Atlanta via I-75.
55Snellville22,024Located in Gwinnett County, east of Atlanta, Snellville is a thriving suburb with a mix of residential and commercial areas. It's known for The Grove at Towne Center, a vibrant retail and entertainment destination, and offers annual events like the Snellville Days Festival.
56Kingsland19,896Located in southeast Georgia right along the Florida border, Kingsland is the gateway to the historic Cumberland Island National Seashore. It offers a small-town feel, a convenient location near the coast, and serves as a major port of entry for the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
57Fayetteville19,687Located in south metro Atlanta, Fayetteville is the county seat of Fayette County. It features a charming downtown area lined with shops and restaurants, proximity to Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood Atlanta Studios), and offers a blend of suburban living with easy access to Atlanta.
58Winder19,400Located in northeast Georgia, Winder is the county seat of Barrow County. Named after John H. Winder, a railroad builder. Offers a blend of small-town living and relatively close access to larger cities like Athens towards the east (approximately 24.7 mile drive).
59Forest Park19,400Located in south metro Atlanta, primarily in Clayton County, Forest Park is a diverse and historic community. Location of Fort Gillem (United States Army Post) prior to its closing in 2011.
60St. Marys18,980Located in the southeastern corner of Georgia, St. Marys is a charming coastal town and the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore. It offers a historic downtown, access to beautiful beaches and waterways, and serves as the home of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
61Holly Springs18,739Located in Cherokee County, just north of Atlanta, Holly Springs is a growing suburb with a blend of small-town charm and modern amenities. It is conveniently located along I-575.
62Thomasville18,460Located in deep South Georgia near the Florida border, Thomasville is known as the "City of Roses" due to its proliferation of beautiful roses and its hosting an annual Rose Festival. It features a charming downtown with Victorian-era architecture, and is home to historic plantations open to the public.
63Villa Rica18,452Located in west Georgia straddling Carroll and Douglas Counties, Villa Rica is a growing city that experienced a population boom in recent decades. The site of four historical markers, including one marking the birth place of Thomas A. Dorsey (the father of gospel songs). Residents commute on Interstate 20 to Atlanta.
64Buford18,130Located in Gwinnett and Hall counties, northeast of Atlanta, Buford is a diverse and vibrant city. It's known for the Mall of Georgia, the largest mall in the southeastern US, as well as Lake Lanier and its associated attractions. Buford boasts a mix of suburban living and commercial amenities.
65Richmand Hill18,091Located in Bryan County in coastal Georgia, south of Savannah, Richmond Hill is a growing city known for its beautiful scenery along the Ogeechee River. It was home to automotive industrialist Henry Ford, and offers museums, parks, and historic sites. Richmond Hill provides a blend of coastal living with a 21 mile commute to Savannah.
66Calhoun17,976Located in northwest Georgia, Calhoun is the county seat of Gordon County. It's known for its historic downtown, the New Echota State Historic Site (important to Cherokee history), and proximity to the carpet manufacturing hubs in Dalton. Calhoun is conveniently located along Interstate 75.
67Conyers17,926Located 24 miles east of Atlanta, Conyers is the county seat of Rockdale County. It offers a mix of suburban living, historic charm, and proximity to outdoor attractions like the Georgia International Horse Park and the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Significant African American population. Birthplace of Actress Holly Hunter (voice of Hellen Par, Elastigirl, in Pixar's The Incredibles)
68Norcross17,706Located in Gwinnett County, 20 miles northeast of Atlanta, Norcross is a diverse suburb named after Jonathan Norcross (fourth Mayor of Atlanta). Waffle House (Southern breakfast food restaurant chain) is headquartered in Norcross.
69Powder Springs17,337Located in Cobb County, 21.5 miles northwest of Atlanta, Powder Springs is a growing suburb popular with families. Birthplace of actress Robyn Lively (best known for playing Jessica Andrews in The Karate Kid Part III and the sequal-series Kobra Kai season 5)
70Tifton17,253Located in south-central Georgia, Tifton is the county seat of Tift County. It's known as the "Friendly City" and serves as a regional agricultural hub. Tifton is home to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Both Tifton's residential and commericial historic districs are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at Exit 62 on to I-75.
71North Druid Hills17,241North Druid Hills, also known as Briarcliff or Toco Hills, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in DeKalb County, Georgia, just northeast of Atlanta. It's a vibrant and diverse area encompassing parts of Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the popular Toco Hill Shopping Center. North Druid Hills is known for its charming neighborhoods, excellent schools, and close proximity to Atlanta's amenities.
72North Decatur17,183North Decatur is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in DeKalb County, about 7 miles northeast of Atlanta. Known for its affluence and close proximity to Atlanta.
73Grovetown17,148Located in Columbia County, just outside of Augusta, Grovetown is a growing suburb popular for its family-friendly atmosphere. It offers a mix of residential neighborhoods and commercial amenities along its main thoroughfares. Grovetown is known for its proximity to Fort Gordon, a major U.S. Army installation.
74Fairburn16,956Located in south Fulton County (also spanning into parts of Fayette and Coweta Counties), Fairburn is a suburb 17 miles north of Atlanta that's seeing significant growth, especially in African Americans (more than 76% of population). It hosts the annual Georgia Renaissance Festival, and is located on Interstate 85 and Georgia State Route 74.
75Milledgeville16,837Located in central Georgia, Milledgeville is the county seat of Baldwin County. It's a city with a rich history, having served as the capital of Georgia from 1804 to 1868. Today, Milledgeville offers a blend of Southern charm with a college-town feel due to Georgia College & State University. Notable attractions include the Old Governor's Mansion, Andalusia (Flannery O'Connor's farm), and Lake Sinclair.
76Lithia Springs16,020Located in northeastern Douglas County, Georgia, Lithia Springs is a suburb of Atlanta once famous for its lithia mineral water springs, believed to have healing properties. Home to Sweetwater Creek State Park, which offers scenic trails, a beautiful lake, and the ruins of the Manchester Mill, destroyed in the Civil War.
77St. Simons15,983Situated on the southeast Georgia coast, St. Simons Island is the largest of the Golden Isles. Known for its sandy beaches, historic landmarks, moss-draped oaks, and laid-back lifestyle, visitors can explore Fort Frederica National Monument, stroll through the picturesque Pier Village, climb the iconic St. Simons Lighthouse, embark on nature walks, or kayak through the surrounding marshlands.
78Dublin15,946Located in central Georgia, Dublin is the county seat of Laurens County. Named after Dublin, Ireland. Attractions include the First African Baptist Church (a historic landmark) and the Dublin Carnegie Library (buily by a grant from industrialist Andrew Carnegie).
79Monroe15,673Located in north Georgia, Monroe is the county seat of Walton County and approximately a 45 mile drive east of Atlanta. Location of Walmart's southeast Distribution Center.
80Lilburn15,673Located in Gwinnett County, Lilburn is a diverse community located 23.8 miles northeast of Atlanta via Interstate 85. Originally a railroad town. Home to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta (Hindu place of worship).
81Americus15,642Located in southwest Georgia, Americus is the county seat of Sumter County. Notable attractions include the historic Windsor Hotel (built in 1892 to attract northeastern United States visitors during the winter). Americus is home to Habitat for Humanity International, the Fuller Center for Housing, Georgia Southwestern State University, and South Georgia Technical College.
82Jefferson15,286Located in northeast Georgia, Jefferson is the county seat of Jackson County. Located 19 miles southeast from Athens, GA. Named after Thomas Jefferson. Birthplace of Corey Smith (singer-songwriter and guitarist).
83Loganville15,239Located primarily in Walton County, with portions extending into Gwinnett County, Loganville lies roughly halfway between Atlanta and Athens, GA. Birthplace of singer-songwriter Jordan Pruitt (now retired).
84Wilmington Island15,235Located just east of Savannah in Chatham County, Wilmington Island is a charming coastal community offering a mix of residential neighborhoods and waterfront attractions. It serves as a convenient gateway to Tybee Island's beaches, making it a popular spot for beachgoers
85Brunswick15,159Located on the coast of Southeast Georgia, Brunswick is a historic port city with a rich maritime heritage and known for wild Georgia shrimp and shrimping industry, with a bustling waterfront lined with shrimp boats.
86Braselton14,855Located 43.8 miles northeast of Atlanta, Braselton is split between Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties. Road Atlanta (Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta), a world-renowned racetrack owned by NASCAR is located just north of Braselton.
87Dallas14,763Located 32.5 miles northwest of Atlanta, Dallas, GA is the county seat of Paulding County. Multiple American Civil War battles were fought in the area.
88Riverdale14,715Located in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, Riverdale is a primarily residential suburb with a growing business community, known for more affordable housing options when compared to neighboring Atlanta neighborhoods.
89Belvedere Park14,558Primarily residential, Belvedere Park is an unincorporated community and a Census-Designated Place (CDP) in DeKalb County on the eastern perimeriter of Atlanta and has a significant African-American population.
90Clarkston14,537Located in DeKalb County, east of Atlanta, Clarkston has earned the nickname "the most diverse square mile in America." It is known for: Refugee Communities: Clarkston welcomes refugees from around the globe, enriching the city with diverse cultures and languages. Community Spirit: Offers numerous programs supporting its diverse residents, fostering a strong sense of inclusion and opportunity.
91Moultrie14,494Located in Colquitt County, Moultrie is the third largest city in Southwest Georgia. Originally known as Ochlockoney before its incorporation, Moultrie hosts the Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo, one of the largest farm shows in the Southeastern United States, and is home to the Moss Farm Diving Facility (One of only a few Olympic-standard diving facilities in the U.S.).
92Covington14,381Located in Newton County, east of Atlanta, Covington has earned the nickname "Hollywood of the South," as numerous movies and TV series, including "The Vampire Diaries," "In the Heat of the Night," and "Sweet Magnolias," have been filmed in Covington.
93Bainbridge14,242Located in southwest Georgia, Bainbridge serves as the county seat of Decatur County. Situated along the Flint River and the Florida-Georgia, Bainbridge is only 40 miles away from Talahassee, Florida.
94College Park13,914Located in Fulton and Clayton Counties, just south of Atlanta, College Park, statistically the most dangerous city in Georgia due to crime, is home to a portion of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (the busiest airport in the world) and the location of the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC).
95Waycross13,741Located in southeast Georgia, Waycross, the county seat of Ware County, is known as "The Gateway to the Okefenokee" due to its proximity to the Okefenokee Swamp, host of the annual Swamp Fest, historically a major railroad hub for which the city gets its name.
96Mountain Park13,334Located in Gwinnett County, Mountain Park an unicoporated community and census designated place (CDP). Mountain Park's population has become increasingly diverse over the past since the year 2000 when 80.62% of its population was white (now only 46.54% in 2020). Note: Not the same as the city of Mountain Park (population of approximately 500 people) located in northern Fulton County.
97Vinings12,947Located in Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta, Vinings, an unincoporated community and census designated place, runs along the the Chattahoochee River bank across from Buckhead (wealthy commercial and residential district in Atlanta). Location of The Home Depot's headquarters
98Georgetown12,490Located across the Little Ogeechee River from the city limits of Savannah, Georgetown is a primarily residential unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP). Has a growing commercial district alongside Highway 17.
99Port Wentworth12,347Located in Chatham County, Georgia, just northwest of Savannah, Port Wentworth has experienced significant growth in recent years. Affordable housing alternative to Savannah and home to major distribution centers and warehouses. Location of the Dixie Crystals plant explosion, which killed 14 people on February 7, 2008.
100Douglas11,685Located in Coffee County, 59 miles northeast of Valdosta, GA. Farming (peanuts, corn, tobacco, and cotton agricultural products) plays a siginificant role in the area's economy. Home to one of the three South Georgia State College campus locations (other locations include Waycross and an entry program in Valdosta).

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It was written by our in-house content creation team at Express Legal Funding, based on research and personal experience traveling through and temporarily residing in many of the largest cities in Georgia, especially in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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