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Effingham County, Georgia

Effingham County Georgia
US county information
NameEffingham County
StateGeorgia
SeatSpringfield
Largest cityRincon
US Area
Total Area482.82 sq mi (1250.5 km2)
Land Area479.41 sq mi (1241.7 km2)
Water Area3.40 sq mi (8.8 km2)
Population Est.52060 (2008)
Density30.1/km2 (78/sq mi)
Founded1777
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Effingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. In the United States Census of 2000, the population was 37,535. The Census Bureau's 2008 estimate estimates that this figure has grown to 52,060. The seat of Effingham County is Springfield.

In 2008, Effingham County was ranked as the sixth fastest-growing midsize county in the nation from 2000 to 2007 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The county had a 35.1% growth rate over that period.

Effingham County is one of the three constituent counties of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The three-county Savannah MSA is home to some 334,000 people.


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