Demographics

With just over 200 square miles, Treutlen County’s population of 6885 (2010) or around 35 persons per square mile, encourages new “green” growth industries and economic development.  Without any major metropolitan statistical areas within its boundaries, Treutlen County maintains its rural, agrarian, small town heritage.

With the graduation rate well over the state’s average, the school systems’ student/teacher ratio of 14.33 gives pupils the individual attention required to exceed expectations.  Although a small system (A), the student population proudly had 39.7% of students eligible for the HOPE Grant or Scholarship for FY12 – which means those students maintained at least a B average for their high school career.

The 2010 census numbers show a very small increase of 0.5% from 2000; however projections show a projected jump of 25.8% from 2010 to 2040.  The June 2013 Area Labor Profile shows that 82% of the employees in Treutlen County, reside in the county and of the residents, just over 40% commute to neighboring communities to work.  Almost 20% each travel to the micropolitan areas of Toombs and Laurens counties.