Welcome to Millen, Georgia, the charming county seat of Jenkins County, where history and progress intersect. Just minutes from the serene Ogeechee River, Millen boasts a rich heritage, with roots dating back to its establishment in 1835.

Millen has been a vital transportation hub since 1854, when the railroad first came to town. Situated conveniently, Millen is only 50 miles south of Augusta and 79 miles north of Savannah, positioned at the crossroads of two regional industrial powerhouses. With access to railroads, highways, airports, and the Port of Savannah, Millen finds itself at the heart of a thriving corridor.

Demographics

Jenkins County
Population

8,584

Millen Population

2,888

Jenkins County
Labor Force

3,485

Labor Draw Area

115,436

Per Capita Income

$18,521

High School
Graduates or Higher

84.3%

Some College
or College Degree

38.5%

Strategic Transportation Access

Millen and Jenkins County enjoy a strategic location with access to three federal interstates - I-20 in Augusta, I-16 near Statesboro, and I-95 in Savannah. U.S. 25 and Georgia Highway 21 offer efficient, divided 4-lane limited access corridors to these interstates, with segments designated as the Savannah River Parkway. This setup ensures smooth and hassle-free transportation of goods via motor carriers.

Community

Discover the ideal environment for both business and living in Jenkins County and Millen, Georgia. Our community, known for its industry-friendly approach, is strategically located between Augusta and Savannah, making it a hotspot for timber farming, textiles, telecommunications, and environmental remediation. Moreover, our county boasts the breathtaking Magnolia Springs State Park, famous for its crystal-clear springs, where an estimated nine million gallons of water flow each day.

Demographics

Residents and prospective employers will find Jenkins County an inviting destination. With a low cost of living, reliable utilities, an existing well-connected transportation network, a highly educated and skilled workforce, and comprehensive job training opportunities, we offer the perfect foundation for your success.

Age Range % in Range*
0-4 5.7%
5-9 6.0%
10-14 6.0%
15-24 12.2%
25-34 15.3%
35-44 13.2%
45-54 11.5%
55-64 12.4%
65-74 11.0%
75-84 5.0%
85 + 1.7%

*Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding
Source: Esri 2023

Industry Jenkins County Georgia
Agriculture/Forestry 6.8% 1.2%
Construction 7.2% 12.5%
Manufacturing 10.9% 10.0%
Wholesale Trade 0.7% 2.7%
Retail Trade 8.6% 11.7%
Transportation/Utilities 13.0% 3.9%
Information 0.1% 0.6%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 6.4% 3.2%
Professional/Scientific/
Education Management
0.3% 2.7%
Education Management 0.3% 2.7%
Healthcare/Social Services 14.5% 9.9%
Arts/Entertainment/Recreation 0% 0.6%
Hospitality & Food Service 9.6% 9.9%
Public Administration 9.1% 22.2%

Sources: Esri 2023, GA Dept. of Labor Area Labor Profile Q4 2023

EVENTS

  • Legislative Breakfast
    3rd Saturday in February at the Cafe on Cotton

  • Annual Chamber Banquet
    2nd Thursday in March -- Location TBD

  • Small Business Saturday
    the Saturday after Thanksgiving

  • BBQ Cook Off
    1st Saturday in May

  • Fair on the Square
    1st Saturday in October

Contact Us

Jenkins County welcomes you. The Jenkins County Development Authority and Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce work together to ensure our area is hospitable to new and existing businesses, visitors, and residents. For information about growing your business, or your family, in Jenkins County, please contact us Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • PHONE: 478-982-5595
  • FAX: 478-982-5512
  • EMAIL: jenkinschamber@jenkinscountyga.com
  • MAILING ADDRESS
  • 548 Cotton Avenue
    Millen, GA 30442