Lanier County took its territory from parts of Berrien, Clinch and Lowndes counties in 1920. It is named for poet Sidney Lanier. Lakeland, the county seat’s name, refers to the many lakes in that area which, along with the Alapaha River, have long made this county famous for good fishing. Additional information link.
- With 10,312 people, Lanier County is the 126th most populated county in the state of Georgia out of 159 counties. But watch out, Lanier County, because Johnson County with 9,656 people and Wilkes County with 9,867 people are right behind you.
- The largest Lanier County racial/ethnic groups are White (68.1%) followed by Black (24.8%) and Hispanic (5.3%).
- income icon In 2015, the median household income of Lanier County residents was $37,605. Lanier County households made slightly more than Brantley County households ($37,206) and Richmond County households ($37,424) . However, 26.6% of Lanier County residents live in poverty.
- The median age for Lanier County residents is 33.6 years young.
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