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Downtown Helen, Ga., is shown Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Helen is located in White County, lin the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeast Georgia, where officials were stunned when the 2020 census said the county had 28,003 residents. A Census Bureau estimate from 2019 had put the county's population at 30,798 people. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)