Central Georgia refers to the region containing the metropolitan region surrounding the city of Macon, in Bibb County in the U.S. state of Georgia.Similar, and coextensive, names for this region includes Middle Georgia and the Heart of Georgia. While no precise definition exists, there are several ways to group places as part of the area. A partial list: * Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley, GA Combined Statistical Area (population 386,534). Components of the CSA are: o Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area (Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties) o Warner Robins Metropolitan Statistical Area (Houston County) o Fort Valley Micropolitan Statistical Area (Peach County)
# Counties bordering Bibb are Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs.# Counties belonging to the Middle Georgia Regional Library System are Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Macon, Twiggs, and Wilkinson# The Macon media market for TV ratings includes Bibb County and all of its neighboring counties, in addition to Baldwin, Bleckley, Dodge, Dooly, Hancock, Johnson, Laurens, Macon, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, Wilkinson, and Wilcox Counties.# Other surrounding counties, such as Lamar, Putnam, Taylor, and Upson, are also often included in the area, though they may also be considered parts of other regions in the state, as well.