Morgan County’s population has bloomed to more than 20,000 residents for the first time, according to the new U.S. Census data reporting.

The results of the latest 2020 Census show that Morgan County grew 12.65 percent in the last decade with an estimated population of 20,166. The 2010 Population was 17,901. Morgan County experienced a 2.26 percent growth rate since 2019. Morgan County is the 94th largest county in Georgia.

Overall, Georgia experienced a 10.6 percent growth rate in the last decade, now boasting a 10.7 million population. Georgia is now the 13th best in the nation for growth in the last decade, while the Southeast in general has become the biggest growth area in the country.

More results from the latest Census will be released in coming weeks, according to the census bureau.

“More 2020 Census population results will be available later including statistics on age, sex, race and ethnicity, and details about the center of population,” said a release from the bureau. “On Aug. 12, we released the redistricting data to the states and the public. States may use these data in redrawing congressional, legislative, and local district boundaries. The Census Bureau will also deliver the final redistricting data toolkit to all states and the public by Sept. 30. COVID-19-related delays and prioritizing the delivery of these apportionment results delayed our original plan.”

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