West Central Georgia
Newnan West Court Square
West Central Georgia highlighted in dark green
West Central Georgia highlighted in dark green
Location of Georgia within the United States
Location of Georgia within the United States
CountryUnited States
 • Total524,586
DemonymWest Central Georgian

West Central Georgia is a ten-county region in the U.S. state of Georgia, bordering Alabama.[1] As of 2020, the region's population was 524,586.


According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, West Central Georgia consists of the following counties: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson.[1] The region is included within the Atlanta–Athens–Clarke–Sandy Springs combined statistical area.


As of the 2020 United States census, the counties forming the region had a total resident population of 524,586. In common with the remainder of the state, West Central Georgia's racial and ethnic makeup in each county was predominantly non-Hispanic white and African American.

According to the 2020 Association of Religion Data Archives study, Christianity was the region's largest religion, and the majority of the population were Protestants affiliated with the Baptist, non-denominational, Methodist and Pentecostal traditions.[2] The single largest Christian denominations were the Southern Baptist Convention, United Methodist Church, Catholic Church, Assemblies of God USA, and the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee).

The second-largest religion in West Central Georgia as of 2020 was Islam, followed by Buddhism, the Baha'i Faith, and Hinduism.[2]


In a study by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the most prominent industries were education and manufacturing.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "West Central - Region 4". Georgia Department of Economic Development. Retrieved 2024-02-08.
  2. ^ a b "Congregational Membership Reports | US Religion". www.thearda.com. Retrieved 2024-02-08.