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Meriwether County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 21,273 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 22,534 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,502
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,535
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,109
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,485 (it was 2,139 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

34%

Land area: 503 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Meriwether County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Manufacturing (18.6%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Meriwether County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 10,492  (48.9%)
Females: 11,500  (51.1%)

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Meriwether County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Meriwether County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,743 ($31,870 in 1999)
This county:

$35743
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $367 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $463)
This county:

$367
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,043 (it was $66,800 in 2000)
Meriwether County:

$99,043
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,828 - $164,132

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $177,535
Here:

$177,535
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $423,080
Here:

$423,080
State:

$183,253

In 2-unit structures: $247,355
Here:

$247,355
State:

$162,731

Mobile homes: $73,498
Here:

$73,498
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,576
Here:

$10,576
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,269
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $255

Institutionalized population: 81

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Meriwether County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $724 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $521 (0.6%)


Meriwether County household income distribution in 2009 Meriwether County home values distribution


Meriwether County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.4%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.9% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.1% for American Indian residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 36.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

17.8%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Meriwether County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $576 a month.

Cities in this county include: Manchester, Woodbury, Greenville, Luthersville, Warm Springs, Gay, Lone Oak.

Meriwether County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Meriwether County: Beaver Lake Country Club (A), Warm Springs Campground (B), Cove (C), Sees Old Mill (D), Woodbury Waterworks (E), Jones-Florence Plantation (F), Meriwether White Sulphur (G), Tigners Cross Roads (H), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 9 (J), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (K), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 8 (L), Warm Springs Foundation (M), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 11 (N), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (O), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 5 (P), Meriwether County Volunteer Fire Department Station 10 (Q), The Little White House (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Town and Country Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Meriwether County include: Arbor Chapel (A), Bethlehem Church (B), Cedar Rock Church (C), Harmony Church (D), Kingdom Hall (E), Macedonia Church (F), Mount Carmel Church (G), Mount Hope Church (H), Mount Pilgrim Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alford Cemetery (1), Barron Cemetery (2), Saint Pauls Cemetery (3), See Cemetery (4), Blount Cemetery (5), Mann Cemetery (6), Marchman Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blue Pond (A), American Legion Lake (B), Neely Lake South (C), Neely Lake North (D), Hills Lake (E), Williamson Lake (F), Cane Creek Structure Number Four Lake (G), Whitehead Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolfden Branch (A), Wolf Branch (B), Winky Branch (C), White Sulphur Creek (D), Warm Springs Branch (E), Walnut Creek (F), Turpentine Branch (G), Turkey Creek (H), Tom Brown Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Meriwether County: Little White House State Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Coweta County , Harris County , Pike County , Spalding County , Talbot County , Troup County , Upson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 473
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 163 (35% naturalized citizens)

Meriwether County:

0.7%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.3%

Meriwether County marital status for males
Meriwether County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Meriwether County with a mortgage: 2,068 (208 second mortgage, 123 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,677

Here:

55.2% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.26%
Here45.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,200
Total congregations: 53

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of the NazareneUnited Church of Christ
Adherents6,641 (65.1%)2,402 (23.5%)180 (1.8%)168 (1.6%)157 (1.5%)
Congregations20 (37.7%)18 (34.0%)2 (3.8%)2 (3.8%)1 (1.9%)
NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents154 (1.5%)140 (1.4%)112 (1.1%)57 (0.6%)189 (1.9%)
Congregations1 (1.9%)1 (1.9%)2 (3.8%)1 (1.9%)5 (9.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Meriwether County - Manchester, Woodbury, Greenville, Luthersville, Warm Springs

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Meriwether County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Meriwether County:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.2%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Meriwether County:

11.6%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Meriwether County:

Average size of farms: 248 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,646
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $333.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,853
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,982
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.96
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.93%
Corn for grain: 64 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 92 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 301 acres

Tornado activity:

Meriwether County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 1.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/20/1974, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 15 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Meriwether County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Meriwether County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Meriwether County (%):





Meriwether County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,807 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,584 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 108 (1%)
  • Other means: 106 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 235 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Meriwether County, Georgia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Meriwether County, Georgia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,089.

7.94% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.51% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($25,194 average AGI)
1.44% relocated from other states ($7,124 average AGI)
Meriwether County:

1.44%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Coweta County, GA  1.68% ($31,338 average AGI)
from Troup County, GA  0.93% ($23,347)
from Fayette County, GA  0.49% ($38,211)
from Fulton County, GA  0.43% ($39,061)
from Clayton County, GA  0.39% ($34,267)
from Harris County, GA  0.36% ($30,500)
from Talbot County, GA  0.30% ($38,783)


7.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.42% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($25,349 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($4,899 average AGI)
Meriwether County:

1.29%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Coweta County, GA  1.39% ($28,869 average AGI)
to Troup County, GA  1.20% ($29,272)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.42% ($32,188)
to Fulton County, GA  0.36% ($25,143)
to Harris County, GA  0.35% ($27,889)
to Talbot County, GA  0.34% ($30,231)
to Fayette County, GA  0.32% ($37,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Meriwether County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Meriwether County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Meriwether County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,415 (2,704 aged, 711 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.4
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2786.810
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 109.890
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23859.34

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1404.950
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1243.510
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.45

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.65
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.08

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.36

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,739

Size of family households: 2,585 2-persons, 1,352 3-persons, 1,059 4-persons, 522 5-persons, 225 6-persons, 163 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,281 1-person, 294 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.8% of residents of Meriwether County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $130,160,000 ($5721 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,256,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $54,283,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,829,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $589,000
Federal grants: $43,581,000
Federal procurement contracts: $774,000 ($39,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,104,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $287,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,764,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,684,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,710
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,386
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +93
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Meriwether County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.97 millions of gallons per day (35% from ground, 65% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Meriwether County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 227
  • 4 rooms: 587
  • 5 rooms: 1,652
  • 6 rooms: 1,520
  • 7 rooms: 1,042
  • 8 rooms: 636
  • 9+ rooms: 394
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 98
  • 3 rooms: 289
  • 4 rooms: 693
  • 5 rooms: 481
  • 6 rooms: 342
  • 7 rooms: 156
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Meriwether County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 174
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,354
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,553
  • 4 bedrooms: 844
  • 5+ bedrooms: 154
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 355
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,003
  • 3 bedrooms: 631
  • 4 bedrooms: 129
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Meriwether County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 429
  • 1 vehicle: 1,639
  • 2 vehicles: 2,374
  • 3 vehicles: 1,107
  • 4 vehicles: 422
  • 5+ vehicles: 138
  • no vehicle: 474
  • 1 vehicle: 1,017
  • 2 vehicles: 486
  • 3 vehicles: 106
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

64% of Meriwether County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Georgia.

Meriwether County:

64.1%
State average:

50.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Meriwether County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.5%)
  • Electricity (30.8%)
  • Utility gas (20.1%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44.2%)
  • Electricity (29.0%)
  • Utility gas (23.3%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 333
Here:

11.5%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 139
Here:

9.6%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 83
Here:

19.7%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Meriwether County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Meriwether County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Meriwether County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Meriwether County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Meriwether County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Meriwether County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17675.7 years
Willie16370.7 years
John16275.3 years
James16170.3 years
William13772.3 years
Robert12369.0 years
Annie8678.0 years
George6472.6 years
Mattie6277.6 years
Henry6273.7 years
Most common last names in Meriwether County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown10673.0 years
Smith9576.0 years
Williams7671.9 years
Harris6075.3 years
Reeves5373.2 years
Parks5170.6 years
Jones5172.8 years
Phillips4872.5 years
Martin4776.0 years
Johnson4566.6 years
Businesses in Meriwether County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Subway2
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS2
RadioShack1
Browse common businesses in Meriwether County, GA

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