Southwest Georgia is a fourteen-county region in the U.S. state of Georgia. It has a 2010 census population of 496,433, and is the least populated region in Georgia, just slightly behind Southeast Georgia. Additionally, the area has historically been the poorest region of the state since at least 1995, when over 25% of the residents were in poverty.
It is commonly referred to as SOWEGA, pronounced "Sow WEE guh".
Southwest Georgia is anchored by Albany, the most populous city and region's sole metropolitan area.
- Albany Metropolitan Area- Pop. 157,688
- Moultrie Micropolitan Statistical Area- Pop. 45,498
- Thomasville Micropolitan Statistical Area- Pop. 44,720
- Bainbridge Micropolitan Statistical Area- Pop. 29,980
- Baker Pop. 3,451
- Calhoun Pop. 6,694
- Colquitt Pop. 45,498
- Decatur Pop. 29,980
- Dougherty Pop. 94,565
- Early Pop. 11,008
- Grady Pop. 25,011
- Lee Pop. 28,298
- Miller Pop. 6,125
- Mitchell Pop. 23,498
- Seminole Pop. 8,729
- Terrell Pop. 9,315
- Thomas Pop. 44,720
- Worth Pop. 21,679