The population of Georgia's ridge and valley region, which covers the majority of the state's northwest corner, was approximately 501,589 in 2012. The ridge and valley region principally consists of seven counties.
Whitfield County had a population of 103,094 in 2012, the largest of any county in the ridge and valley region. The second-most populated county is Bartow County, which had a population of 100,661. Floyd County, which has the largest area of any county in the region, had a population of 96,177.
Catoosa County, the region's smallest county in terms of area, had a population of 65,046. Gordon County had a population of 55,766. Polk County, the southernmost county of the region, had a population of 41,188. Murray County, with a population of 39,392, is the least-populated county in the region.