Meriwether County, GA

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2022 Population
20,679
0.0968% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
2.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.1%
0.984% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,392
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$147,200
31.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Meriwether County, GA had a population of 20.7k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $52,392. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Meriwether County, GA grew from 20,659 to 20,679, a 0.0968% increase and its median household income grew from $46,789 to $52,392, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meriwether County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), White (Hispanic) (1.02%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.803%).

None of the households in Meriwether County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Meriwether County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Meriwether County, GA was $147,200, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

Most people in Meriwether County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Meriwether County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Meriwether County, GA is home to a population of 20.7k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.02% of Meriwether County, GA residents were born outside of the country (210 people).

In 2022, there were 1.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Meriwether County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 261 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Meriwether County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Meriwether County, GA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meriwether County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.7k ± 101
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.9k ± 73
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    261 ± 133
2.7%
Hispanic Population
559 people

In 2022, there were 1.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.7k people) in Meriwether County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 261 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.7% of the people in Meriwether County, GA are hispanic (559 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
210 people
0.716%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
148 people

As of 2022, 1.02% of Meriwether County, GA residents (210 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Meriwether County, GA was 0.716%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    399 ± 150
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    276 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    122 ± 83

Meriwether County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Meriwether County, GA employs 8k people. The largest industries in Meriwether County, GA are Manufacturing (1,895 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,020 people), and Construction (720 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($57,895), Public Administration ($55,848), and Utilities ($53,693).

Occupations

8k
2022 Value
± 682
−0.966%
1 Year decline
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Meriwether County, GA declined at a rate of −0.966%, from 8.08k employees to 8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meriwether County, GA, are Production Occupations (981 people), Management Occupations (834 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (834 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meriwether County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8k
2022 Value
± 682
−0.966%
1 Year decline
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Meriwether County, GA declined at a rate of −0.966%, from 8.08k employees to 8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meriwether County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,895 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,020 people), and Construction (720 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meriwether County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Meriwether County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,003
Median earning men ± $4,323
$26,688
Median earning women ± $5,343

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Construction ($71,875), Public Administration ($56,384), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,191), Wholesale Trade ($45,556), and Public Administration ($38,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 87
    Retail Trade
  2. 76
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 67
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Meriwether County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.607%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meriwether County, GA was $147,200 in 2022, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $112,200 to $147,200, a 31.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Meriwether County, GA is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Meriwether County, GA have an average commute time of 34.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Meriwether County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$147,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,370
$5,426
Median Property Taxes
±$534

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Meriwether County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.9%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.9% of the housing units in Meriwether County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9706
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Meriwether County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$52,392
Median Household Income
± $3,656
8.11k
Number of Households
± 658

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.11k households in Meriwether County, GA grew to $52,392 from the previous year's value of $46,789.

The following chart displays the households in Meriwether County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Meriwether County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.62%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.23%)

In 2022, 84.6% of workers in Meriwether County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.62%) and those who worked at home (3.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

34.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meriwether County, GA have a longer commute time (34.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.35% of the workforce in Meriwether County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Meriwether County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Meriwether County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meriwether County, GA (4.54k out of 20.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meriwether County, GA is Black, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85% of the population of Meriwether County, GA has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 9.64% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Meriwether County, GA see 3528 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.2% increase from the previous year (3010 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4233 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1114 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,528 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Meriwether County, GA

Primary care physicians in Meriwether County, GA see an average of 3,528 patients per year. This represents a 17.2% increase from the previous year (3,010 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Meriwether County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

15%
Uninsured
35.4%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
9.64%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meriwether County, GA grew by 4.18% from 14.4% to 15%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 78.3 in Meriwether County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.3% in Meriwether County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.4% in Meriwether County, GA.

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