Metter, Georgia

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Population in 2022: 3,969 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 
Males: 1,808  (45.6%)
Females: 2,161  (54.4%)
Median resident age:

46.7 years
Georgia median age:

37.6 years

Zip codes: 30439.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $32,446 (it was $21,288 in 2000)
Metter:

$32,446
GA:

$72,837

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $21,239 (it was $14,308 in 2000)

Metter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $183,471 (it was $49,100 in 2000)
Metter:

$183,471
GA:

$297,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $154,018; detached houses: $176,903; mobile homes: $84,089

Median gross rent in 2022: $683.

March 2022 cost of living index in Metter: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 20.4%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.9% for other race residents, 9.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Metter, GA (2022)
    • 2,03550.3%White alone
    • 1,21230.0%Black alone
    • 58114.4%Hispanic
    • 1343.3%Two or more races
    • 451.1%Asian alone
    • 280.7%Other race alone

Races in Metter detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Metter, Georgia as of June 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Metter is 76 to 1.


Crime rates in Metter by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.3)
1
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(48.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
1
(23.9)
3
(73.2)
2
(49.2)
4
(97.4)
2
(49.2)
1
(25.1)
5
(126.6)
2
(50.9)
3
(75.0)
3
(75.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(22.7)
1
(24.2)
2
(47.8)
9
(210.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.4)
7
(172.1)
5
(121.7)
7
(172.2)
3
(75.4)
5
(126.6)
2
(50.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(125.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(68.2)
14
(339.0)
15
(358.5)
18
(421.8)
8
(191.2)
9
(219.7)
13
(319.6)
13
(316.5)
10
(245.9)
3
(75.4)
7
(177.3)
8
(203.7)
4
(100.0)
10
(249.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(249.9)
91
(2,203)
65
(1,554)
61
(1,430)
74
(1,769)
34
(829.9)
30
(737.6)
34
(827.9)
24
(590.3)
27
(678.2)
11
(278.6)
12
(305.6)
21
(525.0)
29
(724.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(227.2)
104
(2,518)
95
(2,271)
139
(3,258)
84
(2,008)
130
(3,173)
110
(2,705)
120
(2,922)
105
(2,582)
82
(2,060)
48
(1,215)
78
(1,986)
56
(1,400)
40
(999.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(73.2)
3
(73.8)
4
(97.4)
6
(147.6)
3
(75.4)
9
(227.9)
5
(127.3)
15
(375.0)
14
(349.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(97.6)
3
(73.8)
2
(48.7)
3
(73.8)
1
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.0)
City-Data.com crime index47.0368.8287.5396.8261.5300.7320.6409.1345.8193.7261.1258.7202.8266.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Metter, GA

Crime rate in Metter detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 14 (13 officers - 11 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Georgia average:

2.45
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Ancestries: American (24.9%), European (5.6%), Irish (5.2%), English (4.4%), German (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 7.32 square miles.

Population density: 542 people per square mile   (low).

Metter, Georgia map

458 residents are foreign born (9.4% Latin America, 1.4% Asia).

This city:

11.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,129 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,393 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 32.40 N, Longitude: 82.06 W

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

Area code: 912

Distribution of median household income in Metter, GA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Metter, GA in 2022
Metter satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $61,600
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Metter, GA residents
Average permit cost in Metter, GA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.0%
Georgia:

2.9%
Historical population in Metter, GA
Historical housing units in Metter, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +138 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in Metter, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.5%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Metter, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)

Average climate in Metter, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Metter-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 13% smaller 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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 105.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 122.0 miles away from Metter center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 287.5 miles away from Metter center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 251.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Candler County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Metter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Metter:

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

Airports and heliports located in Metter:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metter:

  • Georgia Southern University (about 17 miles; Statesboro, GA; Full-time enrollment: 18,824)
  • East Georgia State College (about 20 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University (about 61 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (about 61 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 9,964)
  • Savannah Technical College (about 62 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 3,677)
  • South University–Savannah Online (about 63 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 13,512)
  • Savannah State University (about 64 miles; Savannah, GA; FT enrollment: 4,193)

Public high school in Metter:

Public elementary/middle schools in Metter:

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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.

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: LaVon Mercer - Basketball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Metter and their reported violations in the past:

DEER RUN MHP (Population served: 226, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
CEDAR PLANTATION ASSISTED LIVING (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Metter:

Marital status in Metter, GA
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Metter:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Metter
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Metter, GA (based on Candler County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,59815
Mainline Protestant4514
Black Protestant3762
Catholic3191
Other-1
None6,254-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

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.
State:

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

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Candler County:

12.6%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.4%
State:

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

19.1%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Metter:

47.1%
Georgia:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.9%
Georgia:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Metter:

21.3%
Georgia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Metter:

12.8%
Georgia:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Metter:

34.5%
Georgia:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

50.4%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.1%
Georgia:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Metter, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$39,994$31,9950$0
Firefighters 8$57,182$85,7730$0
Solid Waste Management 6$15,823$31,6460$0
Financial Administration 5$17,307$41,5370$0
Parks and Recreation 4$9,189$27,5671$1,568
Other and Unallocable 4$22,887$68,6610$0
Sewerage 3$8,228$32,9120$0
Water Supply 3$9,495$37,9800$0
Health 2$5,018$30,1081$1,063
Other Government Administration 1$5,788$69,4560$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,817$33,8040$0
Fire - Other 0$0 11$1,031
Totals for Government 52$193,728$44,70613$3,662

Metter government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $452,000 ($113.88)
    Police Protection: $351,000 ($88.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $95,000 ($23.94)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,234,000 ($310.91)
    Regular Highways: $560,000 ($141.09)
    Financial Administration: $490,000 ($123.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $346,000 ($87.18)
    General - Other: $316,000 ($79.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $150,000 ($37.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($21.16)
    Health - Other: $57,000 ($14.36)
    Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($13.35)
    General Public Buildings: $48,000 ($12.09)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($11.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($2.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000 ($10.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($21.16)
    Other - Libraries: $43,000 ($10.83)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $40,000 ($10.08)
    Other - General - Other: $32,000 ($8.06)
    Other - Air Transportation: $20,000 ($5.04)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000 ($1.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $138,000 ($34.77)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($16.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($2.52)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($1.76)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.76)

Metter government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $424,000 ($106.83)
    Other: $5,000 ($1.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($2.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $682,000 ($171.83)
    Other: $664,000 ($167.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $463,000 ($116.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $149,000 ($37.54)
    Donations From Private Sources: $107,000 ($26.96)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($2.77)
    Rents: $10,000 ($2.52)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $636,000 ($160.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $410,000 ($103.30)
    Public Welfare: $46,000 ($11.59)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.76)
  • Tax - Property: $710,000 ($178.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $286,000 ($72.06)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $237,000 ($59.71)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $99,000 ($24.94)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $72,000 ($18.14)
    Other Selective Sales: $70,000 ($17.64)
    Other: $37,000 ($9.32)
    Other License: $14,000 ($3.53)

Metter government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,411,000 ($355.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,282,000 ($323.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $128,000 ($32.25)

Metter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,043,000 ($1018.64)
Businesses in Metter, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Waffle House1
KFC1

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; 2 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.)
Metter fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Metter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 705ft / 215mTotal length
  • $42,055,000Total costs
  • 214,310Total average daily traffic
  • 11,263Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Metter, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Metter, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Metter)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 177 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Metter, GA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Metter)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Metter)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 29. The highest number of fire incidents - 121 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Metter, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.6%), and Structure Fires (24.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Metter, GA
    • 23650.6%Outside Fires
    • 11524.7%Structure Fires
    • 10923.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 61.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Metter, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Metter, Georgia:

  • Comfort Inn, Fortner Rd Hwy 121, Metter, Georgia 30439 , Phone: (912) 685-4100, Fax: (912) 685-3740
  • Days Inn, 1225 S Lewis St, Metter, Georgia 30439 , Phone: (912) 685-3000, Fax: (912) 685-3141
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Metter, Georgia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Metter, GA
  • 94.1%Electricity
  • 4.2%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Metter, GA
  • 83.1%Electricity
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Utility gas


Metter compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Metter on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
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  • William Jackson Seay (1)
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