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Meriwether County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 501.2 square miles
Population Density 43.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 21,232
Population change -3.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.6%
Under 18 22.4%
65 and over 18.1%
Females 52.1%
White 58.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 39.1%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 73%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 8.9%
Veterans 1,383
Households and Housing
Households 8,135
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 84.3%
Median household income $37,333
The per capita income $18,821
Live below the poverty line. 21.1%
housing units 9,862
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $91,200
Residents owning their homes. 69.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,142
Women-owned firms 28.6%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 22.9%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $100,756
Retail sales per capita $4,421
Manufacturers shipments $233,413
Merchant wholesaler sales $0