Introduction to Swainsboro, Georgia

Swainsboro, Georgia, in Emanuel county, is 63 miles S of Augusta, Georgia and 143 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is home to some 6,943 residents.

Swainsboro History

Swainsboro is located in East Central Georgia, and lies at the heart of the Augusta-Macon-Savannah triangle. Swainsboro was established in 1822, named after State Senator Stephen Swain. In 1912, Swain introduced the bill that led to the creation of the Emanuel County. In 1854, the town was officially incorporated and its name was changed to Paris. However, three years later it was renamed again, this time as Swainsboro.

Swainsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Altama Museum of Art and History
  • Andrew Low House
  • George L Smith State Park
  • Vines Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Swainsboro

The George L Smith State Park covers an area of 1,634 acres and has many rental cottages, tents and trailer sites. Visitors can also partake in fishing, canoeing, hiking and picnicking. Local museums include the Altama Museum of Art and History, the Fort Stewart Museum and the Burke County Museum.

Swainsboro Transportation

Air transportation is available from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Swainsboro Higher Education

Colleges near Swainsboro include Brewton-Parker College, East Georgia College and Georgia Southern University.


Total Population 7,456
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,375
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 25.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $29,191
% Above Poverty Level 58.9%
% Below Poverty Level 41.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $603
Median House Value $59,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 6.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Swainsboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles S of Augusta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Emanuel
Standard Zip Codes 30401
Phone Area Codes 478
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.597
Longitude -82.333

Swainsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station METTER
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station AILEY
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Swainsboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Blun (30401)

Blundale (30401)

Covena (30401)

Dellwood (30401)

Gary (30401)

Kemp (30401)

Lexsy (30401)

Modoc (30401)

Wesley (30401)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kite 289 $37,813
Nunez 80 $50,833
Oak Park 843 $29,135
Stillmore 603 $45,833
Summertown 213 $41,563
Twin City 2,161 $26,014

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Swainsboro Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(478) 237-9911
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 955 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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