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Population in 2012: 4,172 (88% urban, 12% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 

Males: 1,889  (45.3%)
Females: 2,283  (54.7%)

Median resident age:  36.7 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30439.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,455 (it was $21,288 in 2000)
Metter:

$27,455
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,433

Metter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,511 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Metter:

$67,511
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,742; Detached houses: $107,018; Mobile homes: $27,205

Median gross rent in 2012: $556.

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  • White alone - 2,067 (49.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,840 (44.3%)
  • Hispanic - 149 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 62 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 34 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Metter: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (11.0%), United States (7.3%), Irish (6.0%), German (3.8%), West Indian (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 7.32 square miles.

Population density: 570 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Metter:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metter city:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

141 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:  3.4%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Metter, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Metter to the number of sex offenders is 80 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,066 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $752 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (61.0 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (145.6 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (651.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Aline, GA (2.4 miles) , Pulaski, GA (2.5 miles ), Cobbtown, GA (3.0 miles ), Stillmore, GA (3.1 miles ), Register, GA (3.3 miles) , Portal, GA (3.5 miles ), Twin City, GA (3.7 miles ), Oak Park, GA (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $61,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $275,000

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Latitude: 32.40 N, Longitude: 82.06 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Everything's Better in Metter

Area code: 912

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Crime rates in Metter (2001):

  • 2 murders (50.3 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (50.3 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (75.5 per 100,000)
  • 26 assaults (654.4 per 100,000)
  • 38 burglaries (956.5 per 100,000)
  • 149 thefts (3750.3 per 100,000)
  • 5 auto thefts (125.8 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 542.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime rates in Metter (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (23.4 per 100,000)
  • 9 robberies (210.9 per 100,000)
  • 18 assaults (421.8 per 100,000)
  • 61 burglaries (1429.6 per 100,000)
  • 139 thefts (3257.6 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 413.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Georgia average:

2.77

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Metter, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.1%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

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Population change in the 1990s: +138 (+3.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Metter-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Metter city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/11/2008, a category F3 tornado 30.5 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Metter-area historical earthquake activity is below Georgia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from Metter center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Candler County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: LaVon Mercer - Basketball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Metter:

  • CANDLER COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 325 CEDAR ROAD)
  • CANDLER COUNTY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 400 CEDAR STREET)
  • AZALEA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 300 CEDAR ROAD)
  • PLEASANT VIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 475 WASHINGTON AVENUE)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metter:

  • Georgia Southern University (about 13 miles; Statesboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 15,771)
  • East Georgia College (about 20 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,157)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 61 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 61 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 8,605)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 62 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 2,430)
  • South University-Savannah (about 63 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,933)
  • Savannah State University (about 65 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,255)

Public high school in Metter:

  • Metter High School (Students: 514; Location: Route 3 Box1500 Highway 129 South; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Metter:

Private elementary/middle school in Metter:

  • METTER MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 27086 LAKE CHURCH RD; Grades: 1 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Metter, School District: CANDLER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Name of one of the St. Lukes African Amercian Episcopal Church is now Saint Luke Independent Methodist Church, the oldest church in the city of Metter (established in 1897). Other African American Churches are: Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, Tree Mount Temple Missionary Batpist Church, Mt. Pisgah Progressive Primitive Bapist Church, Holy Zion Holiness Church, Jones Temple Holiness Church, High Street Baptist Church.

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Notable locations in Metter: Metter Fire Department (A), Metter City Hall (B), Candler County Jail (C), Candler County Courthouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Metter include: Metter Church of God (A), First Free Will Baptist Church (B), Cedar Street Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Metter Methodist Church (E), Saint Lukes African Methodist Episcopal Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Thain Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Paradise Lake (A), Banks Lake (B), Thain Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Metter Welcome Center (Highway 121 South).

Hotel: Econo Lodge Metter (1300 Fortner Road).

 
Candler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.4%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 45.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.8%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Metter, GA

173 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
37 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Metter in 2000:

  • 290 people in nursing homes
  • 37 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Metter compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Metter (2011 data):

  • Pineland State Bank: at 257 North Broad Street, branch established on 1959/09/08; Lanier Street Branch at 200 Lanier Street, branch established on 1998/07/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $55.2 mil, Deposits: $49.5 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: South Banking Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Metter Drive Thru Branch at 205 South Lewis Street, branch established on 1975/02/25; Metter Main Branch at 2 Southeast Broad Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company: Metter Branch at 24-28 North Broad Street, branch established on 2001/06/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $875.3 mil, Deposits: $744.4 mil, headquarters in Louisville, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Queensborough Company, The
  • Durden Banking Company, Incorporated: Metter Branch at 900 South Lewis Street, branch established on 2002/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.9 mil, Deposits: $134.6 mil, headquarters in Twin City, GA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Durden Bankshares, Inc.
  • Synovus Bank: Metter Branch at 47 South Lewis Street, branch established on 2002/07/05. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Metter, Georgia:

  • Comfort Inn, Fortner Rd Hwy 121, Metter, GA 30439 , Phone: (912) 685-4100, Fax: (912) 685-3740
  • Days Inn, 1225 S Lewis St, Metter, GA 30439 , Phone: (912) 685-3000, Fax: (912) 685-3141
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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Metter travel time to work - commute


Metter mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (89%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Metter city (based on Candler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.43%
Here43.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchProgressive Primitive BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents60.5%12.4%9.4%7.9%2.5%
Congregations36.0%8.0%16.0%8.0%4.0%
Name USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Eastern Pennsylvanian Mennonite ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%1.8%1.2%1.2%1.0%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%4.0%12.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Candler County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Candler County:

10.49 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Candler County:

30.4%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Candler County:

19.1%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$16,932$40,6370$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,950
Police Protection - Officers 10$27,814$33,3770$0
Police - Other 1$2,082$24,9840$0
Firefighters 2$4,442$26,6520$0
Streets and Highways 7$13,708$23,4990$0
Health 1$1,661$19,9320$0
Solid Waste Management 4$6,590$19,7700$0
Sewerage 3$9,071$36,2840$0
Water Supply 5$15,081$36,1940$0
Other and Unallocable 3$7,826$31,3040$0
Totals for Government 41$105,207$30,7926$1,950

Metter government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $228,000 ($54.65)
    Sewerage: $152,000 ($36.43)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $717,000 ($171.86)
    Police Protection: $512,000 ($122.72)
    Central Staff Services: $419,000 ($100.43)
    Water Utilities: $313,000 ($75.02)
    Sewerage: $209,000 ($50.10)
    Housing & Community Development: $111,000 ($26.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000 ($18.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($17.98)
    Fire Protection: $71,000 ($17.02)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($16.30)
    Corrections - Other: $43,000 ($10.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000 ($6.95)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($5.51)
    Welfare - Other: $20,000 ($4.79)
    Health Services - Other: $15,000 ($3.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000 ($2.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($17.98)
    Corrections: $43,000 ($10.31)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($6.95)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($5.51)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000 ($1.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $126,000 ($30.20)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($17.98)
    Fire Protection: $55,000 ($13.18)
    Police Protection: $44,000 ($10.55)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($8.87)
    Central Staff: $34,000 ($8.15)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($5.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $971,000 ($232.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($18.94)

Metter government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $337,000 ($80.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $177,000 ($42.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($2.40)
    General Support: $6,000 ($1.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $504,000 ($120.81)
    All Other: $21,000 ($5.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $202,000 ($48.42)
    Interest Earnings: $36,000 ($8.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $506,000 ($121.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $257,000 ($61.60)
    Highways: $220,000 ($52.73)
    Public Welfare: $64,000 ($15.34)
    All Other: $39,000 ($9.35)
  • Tax - Property: $472,000 ($113.14)
    Other Selective Sales: $224,000 ($53.69)
    Public Utilities: $162,000 ($38.83)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $104,000 ($24.93)
    NEC: $83,000 ($19.89)

Metter government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,439,000 ($344.92)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $167,000 ($40.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,515,000 ($363.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $91,000 ($21.81)

Metter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $798,000 ($191.28)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $162,000 ($38.83)

8.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bulloch County, GA  2.21% ($25,955 average AGI)
from Emanuel County, GA  0.99% ($22,167)
from Chatham County, GA  0.66% ($35,450)


7.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bulloch County, GA  1.48% ($26,000 average AGI)
to Emanuel County, GA  0.70% ($24,952)
to Tattnall County, GA  0.50% ($24,267)

Strongest AM radio stations in Metter:

  • WHCG (1360 AM; 1 kW; METTER, GA; Owner: RADIO METTER, INC.)
  • WVOP (970 AM; 5 kW; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPTB (850 AM; 1 kW; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS CAPITAL COMPANY II OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXRS (1590 AM; 3 kW; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJAT (800 AM; 1 kW; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metter:

  • WBMZ (104.9 FM; METTER, GA; Owner: WM. JIMMY PAGE, TR/AS RADIO METTER)
  • WPMX (102.9 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: MULTI-SERVICE CORP.)
  • WMCD (100.1 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO STATESBORO, INC.)
  • WQZY (95.9 FM; DUBLIN, GA; Owner: STATE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZAT (102.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAEV (97.3 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBT (94.1 FM; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGPH (91.5 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE,)
  • WCLA-FM (107.3 FM; CLAXTON, GA; Owner: PROGRESSIVE UNITED COMM., INC.)
  • WYUM (101.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WRBX (104.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, GA; Owner: WRBX / WTNL, INC.)
  • WTCQ (97.7 FM; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHKN (94.9 FM; MILLEN, GA; Owner: MULTI-SERVICE CORP.)
  • WXRS-FM (100.5 FM; SWAINSBORO, GA; Owner: LACOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W257BG (99.3 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVGS (91.9 FM; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Metter:

  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WVAN-TV (Channel 9; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTOC-TV (Channel 11; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSAV-TV (Channel 3; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTGS (Channel 28; HARDEEVILLE, SC; Owner: BLUENOSE BROADCASTING OF SAVANNAH LLC)
  • WJCL (Channel 22; SAVANNAH, GA; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SAVANNAH LICENSE LLC)
  • W48BH (Channel 48; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25CQ (Channel 25; STATESBORO, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • WPHJ-CA (Channel 46; VIDALIA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Metter, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 50
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 147
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 246
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13

See more detailed statistics of Metter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 48 meters (157ft)
Total average daily traffic: 64,750
Total average daily truck traffic: 322

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Metter)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Metter, GA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, 0.25 Mi E Of City Limits On Sh46 (Lat: 32.394889 Lon: -82.043167), Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WNES483
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.650 MHz, 954.250 MHz, 954.850 MHz, 955.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2008, Expiration Date: 03/09/2018
    Registrant: Excelsior Emc, 986 South East Broad Street, Metter, GA 30439, Phone: (912) 685-2115, Fax: (912) 685-5782, Email:
  • STATION, Hwy 46 .25 Mi E Of (Lat: 32.394889 Lon: -82.043167), Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WNES484
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.837 MHz, 928.837 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2002, Expiration Date: 08/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2012
    Registrant: Excelsior Emc, 986 South East Broad Street, Metter, GA 30439, Phone: (912) 685-2115, Fax: (912) 685-5782, Email:
  • DT METTER/I-16, 2 Mathews Street (Lat: 32.406667 Lon: -82.062500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 125.5 m, Call Sign: WPZI444
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6123.10 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 01/15/2004, Expiration Date: 01/15/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2004, Certifier: Richard A Craig
    Registrant: Verzion Wireless, One Verizon Place (Ga3b1reg), Alpharetta, GA 30004-8511, Phone: (678) 339-4269, Fax: (678) 339-8552
  • HENDRIX, 2929 Deal Rd (Lat: 32.464833 Lon: -81.980917), Type: Mast, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQQM436
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/25/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • STATION, Gpc Substn 0.55 Mi N Of Int Ga Hwy 23 & 46 (Lat: 32.405167 Lon: -82.066500), Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WEE718
    Assigned Frequencies: 1955.00 MHz, 1985.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/1997, Expiration Date: 07/31/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/16/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (404) 526-6083

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Metter Municipal Airport (Lat: 32.372222 Lon: -82.084167), Type: Building, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WRLB3199
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.43251 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2005, Expiration Date: 08/24/2015
    Registrant: City Of Metter, 1711 Old Coffee Rd., Wray, GA 31798, Phone: (229) 468-9220, Fax: (229) 468-0715, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Metter)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Metter)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


Most common first names in Metter, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8171.6 years
John7473.1 years
William5774.0 years
Mary5577.2 years
Willie4973.3 years
George4073.9 years
Robert3573.0 years
Henry3574.0 years
Annie3279.4 years
Charlie2173.6 years
Most common last names in Metter, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lanier6378.0 years
Collins5976.9 years
Brown5173.8 years
Williams4977.2 years
Smith4374.7 years
Jones4174.9 years
Byrd3968.9 years
Johnson3272.5 years
Holloway3075.3 years
Edenfield2877.2 years
Businesses in Metter, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Waffle House1
McDonald's1

Metter on our top lists:

  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
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  • William Jackson Seay (1)
  • Joseph Daniel Kennedy (1)
  • Ronald J Thompson (1)
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  • R. Graham Daniell (1)

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