Worth County, Georgia

county in Georgia, United States

Worth County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia.

Worth County
Worth County courthouse in Sylvester
Worth County courthouse in Sylvester
Map of Georgia highlighting Worth County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°33′N 83°51′W / 31.55°N 83.85°W / 31.55; -83.85
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 20, 1853; 171 years ago (1853)
Named forWilliam J. Worth
Largest citySylvester
 • Total575 sq mi (1,490 km2)
 • Land571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Water4.1 sq mi (11 km2)  0.7%
 • Total20,784
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

As of the 2020 census, the population was 20,784.[1] The county seat is Sylvester.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Worth County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved March 27, 2024.