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Meriwether County, Georgia
MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA COURTHOUSE
Map of Georgia highlighting Meriwether County
Location in the state of Georgia (U.S. state)
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1827
Named for David Meriwether
Seat Greenville
Largest city Manchester
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

505 sq mi (1,308 km²)
501 sq mi (1,298 km²)
4.2 sq mi (11 km²), 0.8%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

21,992
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://meriwethercountyga.us

Meriwether County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,992.[1] The county seat is Greenville,[2] home of the Meriwether County Courthouse. The county was formed on December 14, 1827 as the 73rd county in Georgia. It was named for David Meriwether, a general in the American Revolutionary War and member of Congress from Georgia.[3]

Meriwether County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 505 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 501 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 4.2 square miles (11 km2) (0.8%) is water.[4]

The eastern two-thirds of Meriwether County, going east from just west of U.S. Route 27 Alternate, is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin). The western third of the county is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 4,422
1840 14,132 219.6%
1850 16,476 16.6%
1860 15,330 −7.0%
1870 13,756 −10.3%
1880 17,651 28.3%
1890 20,740 17.5%
1900 23,339 12.5%
1910 25,180 7.9%
1920 26,167 3.9%
1930 22,437 −14.3%
1940 22,055 −1.7%
1950 21,055 −4.5%
1960 19,756 −6.2%
1970 19,461 −1.5%
1980 21,229 9.1%
1990 22,411 5.6%
2000 22,534 0.5%
2010 21,992 −2.4%
Est. 2016 21,074 [6] −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9]
1990–2000[10] 2010–2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 22,534 people, 8,248 households, and 6,012 families residing in the county. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 9,211 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 58.9% White, 40.4% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Of the population 0.85% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,248 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% were married couples living together, 18.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,870, and the median income for a family was $37,931. Males had a median income of $29,766 versus $21,444 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,708. About 13.60% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.90% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,992 people, 8,522 households, and 5,906 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 43.9 inhabitants per square mile (16.9 /km2). There were 9,957 housing units at an average density of 19.9 per square mile (7.7 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 57.9% white, 39.1% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 14.3% were American, 12.7% were English, and 9.8% were Irish.[14]

Of the 8,522 households, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families, and 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 41.0 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $37,845 and the median income for a family was $47,126. Males had a median income of $36,164 versus $28,873 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,295. About 12.8% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.[15]

PoliticsEdit

Previous Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 56.7% 5,222 41.3% 3,804 2.1% 191
2012 52.4% 4,856 46.7% 4,331 0.9% 87
2008 52.3% 4,982 46.9% 4,465 0.8% 71
2004 54.0% 4,402 45.5% 3,709 0.5% 44
2000 47.1% 3,162 51.3% 3,441 1.6% 106
1996 36.1% 2,259 55.9% 3,492 8.0% 502
1992 32.3% 2,364 54.7% 4,002 13.0% 954
1988 51.3% 3,101 48.5% 2,934 0.2% 9
1984 52.7% 3,195 47.3% 2,864
1980 31.7% 1,838 66.8% 3,876 1.6% 91
1976 23.1% 1,450 76.9% 4,830
1972 73.8% 3,420 26.2% 1,213
1968 20.6% 1,120 32.3% 1760 47.2% 2,571
1964 48.1% 2,250 51.8% 2,423 0.0% 1
1960 18.6% 706 81.5% 3,100
1956 15.9% 592 84.1% 3,137
1952 13.0% 531 87.0% 3,551
1948 9.8% 237 81.7% 1,967 8.5% 205
1944 8.0% 189 92.1% 2,187
1940 6.0% 174 93.7% 2,726 0.3% 8
1936 5.4% 138 94.6% 2,438 0.0% 1
1932 2.0% 53 97.8% 2,604 0.2% 5
1928 15.9% 287 84.1% 1,515
1924 7.7% 103 66.6% 886 25.7% 342
1920 14.9% 186 85.1% 1,059
1916 7.7% 96 89.4% 1,118 2.9% 36
1912 9.3% 91 88.1% 862 2.7% 26

MediaEdit

The county is served by the Meriwether Vindicator newspaper.[1]

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60B8qLepR?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13199.html. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 206. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA206. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. http://www.gaswcc.org/maps/. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ga190090.txt. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US13199. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US13199. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US13199. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US13199. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°02′N 84°41′W / 33.04, -84.69


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