Metter, Georgia Population 2024

3,933

Metter is a city located in Candler County Georgia. Metter has a 2024 population of 3,933. It is also the county seat of Candler County.Metter is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -2.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,014 in 2020.

The average household income in Metter is $48,142 with a poverty rate of 20.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Metter is 46.2 years, 44.8 years for males, and 46.8 years for females.

Metter Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Metter was:

  • White: 53.17%
  • Black or African American: 31.26%
  • Other race: 7.65%
  • Two or more races: 6.82%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
7.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
524.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.02% (-81)
The current population of Metter, Georgia is 3,933 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,014.

Metter, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,11453.17%
Black or African American1,24331.26%
Other race3047.65%
Two or more races2716.82%
Asian441.11%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Metter Population by Race

Metter Population Pyramid 2024

Metter Median Age

46.2

Total

44.8

Male

46.8

Female

Metter Adults

There are 3,156 adults, (951 of whom are seniors) in Metter.

Metter Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Metter Sex Ratio

Female2,15954.3%
Male1,81745.7%

Metter Population by Age

Metter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,6282.3146.753.3
Non Family6761.0230.969.1
Married6583.066733
Female2393.640.659.4
Male553.6223.676.4
showing: 5 rows

3.18

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

46.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Metter Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Metter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Metter Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 82.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.66%.

Metter Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,213

Average Earnings

$40,500

Average Male

$21,689

Average Female

Metter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Metter Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Metter Language

85.25% of Metter residents speak only English, while 14.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.95% of the population.

Metter Language

Metter Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,18345238.21%
White1,90226513.93%
Hispanic5546311.37%
Other304278.88%
Multiple265249.06%
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20.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.26%

Male Poverty Rate

24.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Metter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Metter is Black, with 38.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Metter is Other, with 8.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.97%.

Metter Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.01%
Some College18.56%
High School12.46%
Bachelors or Greater
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Metter Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed52.94%
Female Employed14.08%
Male Employed6.08%
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Metter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Metter Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Metter Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Metter Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Metter Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Metter Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Metter Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

220

Number of Veterans

204

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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Metter Veterans by War

count

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Metter Veterans by Age

count

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Metter Veterans by Race

Metter Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Metter Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.6%

Labor Force Participation

44.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Metter Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Metter Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Metter Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.97%

Born in Metter

88.96%

Native Born

11.04%

Foreign Born

10.29%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.96% of Metter residents were born in the United States, with 69.97% having been born in Georgia. 10.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Metter Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,843-18-0.47%
20283,861-18-0.46%
20273,879-18-0.46%
20263,897-18-0.46%
20253,915-18-0.46%
20243,933-18-0.46%
20233,951-18-0.45%
20223,969-18-0.45%
20213,987-27-0.67%
20204,014561.41%
20193,95830.08%
20183,955330.84%
20173,922-50-1.26%
20163,972-23-0.58%
20153,995-7-0.17%
20144,002-32-0.79%
20134,034-68-1.66%
20124,102-51-1.23%
20114,153681.66%
20104,0852065.31%
20003,8791724.64%
19903,7071764.98%
19803,53161921.26%
19702,912
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Metter Population by Year