Lanier County

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, with the Alapaha River, have long made this county famous for good fishing.

Contact Information

Address Courthouse, 100 Main Street, Lakeland GA 31635
Telephone 229.482.2088
Fax 229.482.8187

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Lanier County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 8277 (State Rank: 139)
Incorporated Millage Rage 14.08
Unincorporated Millage Rate 14.08
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 17.16
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 31.24
Total Unincorporated 31.24


County Officials