Glynn County Georgia Overview

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Brunswick | St Simons | Sea Island | Jekyll Island

Glynn County is located on Georgia’s Atlantic Coast. Savannah Georgia is about an hour north and Jacksonville Florida is about an hour south, both of which can be accessed via I-95. The City of Brunswick is the only municipality in Glynn County. However, the area is often referred to as the Golden Isles because of the golden brown marsh grass that surrounds the well-known barrier islands St Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island.

Demographic Overview

Glynn County is a population center for the southeast Georgia region that has grown by more than 3% since the 2010 census for a total of about 85,000 people. The area is also major destination for business, industry, and trade. As of 2014, the trade-area population broke 200,000 and is now around 225,000.  Glynn County has seen significant growth in the retail sector with the addition of several national retailers including Sam’s Club, Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports, HomeGoods and many others.

The median household income in Glynn County is $47,546 and per capita income is around $29,209.

Glynn County consist of rural areas but the population largely resides in urban areas. There’s a total of 34,000 households in Glynn County at an average density of 77 per square mile. St Simons Island has a population of around 15,000 (12,743 at the 2010 census) and the City of Brunswick has 15,800 residents. The race distribution is comparable to other areas in the region and consists of 68% white, 26% black, and the remaining percentage is made up largely of Hispanic or Latino.

The Glynn County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is made up of Glynn, Brantley, and McIntosh Counties.

Education

Schools in Glynn County or operated by the Glynn County School system and is comprised of ten elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, and one charter vocational school. Higher education in Glynn County can be obtained from College of Coastal Georgia (a four year college) or Coastal Pines Technical College.

Local Govenment Structure

Glynn County is governed by seven elected commissioners who then employ a county administrator.

The City of Brunswick, the county’s only incorporated area, is managed by an elected mayor and four commissioners, who appoint a city manager.

Jekyll Island is a state park and operates under the administration of the Jekyll Island Authority, a state-appointed board.

The communities of St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island (a private resort) are under the jurisdiction of the county.

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