Burke County By the Numbers

In the eastern part of Georgia along the Savannah River, Burke County borders South Carolina. About 25 miles south of Augusta (Richmond County), Burke County is the second largest county in the state by land area (834 square miles). The county’s proximity to major highways, railways, and international shipping ports make logistics a breeze.


Source: U.S. Census ACS 2019 5-year

Distance to Major Southeastern U.S. Cities

  • Augusta, GA28 miles
  • Savannah, GA100 miles
  • Columbia, SC102 miles
  • Macon, GA110 miles
  • Charleston, SC140 miles
  • Atlanta, GA156 miles

Labor & Employment

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Area Labor Profile, Dec. 2020
*Burke Area includes Burke, Emanuel, Jefferson, Richmond and Screven counties in Georgia and Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell counties in South Carolina.


Burke County, Georgia enjoys a pleasant climate year-round, with winter temperatures seldom reaching the freezing point, and comfortably warm temperatures the rest of the year. The sub-tropical climate makes the area perfect for year-round outdoor activities.

Sources: U.S. Climate Data, Sperling’s Best Places