Ware County

Ware County was created in 1824 from Appling County and is named for U. S. Senator Nicholas Ware of Augusta. Waycross, the county seat, gets its name from the rail junction that fostered early growth. Much of the county's area is within the great Okefenokee Swamp.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 1069, Waycross GA 31502
Telephone 912.287.4300
Fax 912.287.4301
Website http://www.warecounty.com/

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Ware 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 35879 (State Rank: 51)
Incorporated Millage Rage 16.549
Unincorporated Millage Rate 16.549
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 15.045
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 31.594
Total Unincorporated 31.594


County Officials