From its county population in 2000 of 10129 to its current population estimate of 11281, the county has experienced a growth change of 1152.
Bacon County, in southeast Georgia, was named for U.S. senator Augustus Octavius Bacon, who served four terms and was president pro tempore of the Senate in 1912
The county seat, Alma, was incorporated in 1906. There are no other incorporated towns in the county, but other communities are Rockingham and Sessoms.
The Bacon County Courthouse, built in Alma in 1919, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Completed five years after the county's creation, the original courthouse is still in use today.