Long County, established in 1920, is located in southeast Georgia, 50 miles southwest of Savannah between Hinesville and Jesup. Georgia's 157th county was named for Dr. Crawford W. Long, the Georgian responsible for introducing anesthesia to modern medical practice. Today, Long County is home to more than 19,000 citizens and one of the fastest growing counties in South Georgia. The northeastern tip of Long County is occupied by part of the sprawling U.S. Army installation, Fort Stewart, which also occupies significant portions of the neighboring counties. The Altamaha River forms the boundary between Long and its southern neighbor, Wayne County.
Long County has grown by more than 34.7% since the 2010 census for a total of 19,476 people. The projected population growth of Long County is an increase of 18.6% from 2018 to 2023.
The median income by population in Long County is $25,476 and per capita income is around $22,599. Around 18.6% of the population live below the poverty line. (U.S. Census)
Long County consist of rural areas but the population largely resides in the urban area of Ludowici. There is a total of 5,173 households in Long County at an average density of 36.1 per square mile. The race distribution is comparable to other areas in the region and consists of 54.3% White, 30.1% Black, and the remaining percentage is made up largely of Hispanic.