Oconee County (Watkinsville and surrounding areas) Information and Data
Oconee County, Georgia has enjoyed a strong economy since its formation in 1875. It’s rich agricultural community and educational system set the bar in their respective areas and contribute to the area’s success in agritourism and the arts. Visit one of Georgia’s rare covered bridges, tour of the plentiful U-pick farms or art galleries, then dine in one of the abundant delicious eateries. There is plenty to do in Oconee County!
- Population 38,028 (as of 2015 estimate)
- Approx. 186 square miles
- Included zipcodes: 30622, 30638, 30645, 30677
- Includes these cities: Bishop, Bogart, Eastville, Farmington, North High Shoals, Watkinsville
- Includes these subdivisions: Click here for list of Oconee County subdivisions and property listings for each
Oconee County and Watkinsville is a mecca for artists. In fact, the City of Watkinsville is called “The Artland of Georgia” due to the large number of artists in the community. American Style magazine recognized Watkinsville as a “Top 25 Arts Community” in 2011. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) was founded in 1994 and is a non-profit arts center that is prolific in Watkinsville and surrounding areas at providing cultural art festivals, exhibits, classes and performances.
Additionally, Oconee county is home to three golf courses that are either entirely or partially within the county. Jennings Mill Country Club and Lane Creek Golf Club are both in Oconee County, while the Georgia Club is bisected by Oconee and Barrow Counties.
Property tax: All real and personal property within Oconee County is taxed on an “ad valorem” basis. This calculation utilizes 40% of the fair market value for the property. The 40% value is multiplied by the millage rate to calculate the property taxes owed.
A simple way to calculate your approximate ad valorem property taxes in Oconee County is to assume your taxes will be about 0.95% in unincorporated Oconee County up to 1.1% in the municipalities of Oconee County.