Meriwether County, Georgia Population 2020

Meriwether County, Georgia's estimated population is 21,142 with a growth rate of 0.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meriwether County, Georgia is the 86th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202021,142370.18%
201921,105370.18%
201821,068370.18%
201721,031-45-0.21%
201621,076-101-0.48%
201521,177-36-0.17%
201421,213-10-0.05%
201321,223-116-0.54%
201221,339-261-1.21%
201121,600-222-1.02%
201021,822-589-2.63%
199022,4111,1825.57%
198021,2291,7689.08%
197019,461-295-1.49%
196019,756-1,299-6.17%
195021,055-1,000-4.53%
194022,055-382-1.70%
193022,437-3,731-14.26%
192026,1689883.92%
191025,1801,8417.89%
190023,3392,59912.53%
189020,7403,08917.50%
188017,6513,89528.31%
187013,756-1,574-10.27%
186015,330-1,146-6.96%
185016,4762,34416.59%
184014,1329,710219.58%
18304,4220.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.18%
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Founded
1827
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Meriwether County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,06257.13%
Black or African American8,16938.69%
Two or More Races4232.00%
Some Other Race2971.41%
Asian1320.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.14%

Meriwether County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Meriwether County, Georgia Median Age

41.6


Total

40.4


Male

44.6


Female

Meriwether County, Georgia Adults

There are 16,496 adults, (4,082 of whom are seniors) in Meriwether County, Georgia.

Meriwether County, Georgia Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Meriwether County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

10,892

51.59%

Male

10,221

48.41%

Meriwether County, Georgia Households and Families

Meriwether County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Meriwether County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.8%16.2%
All67.1%32.9%
Female57.2%42.8%
Male55%45%
Non Family51.4%48.6%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1512.5567.1
Married3,6383.183.8
Non Family2,6091.1151.4
Female1,6243.657.2
Male2802.9155

3.14

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Meriwether County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8545.79%
9th to 12th Grade2,22515.07%
High School Graduate5,74038.89%
Some College3,43723.28%
Associates Degree8135.51%
Bachelors Degree1,0497.11%
Graduate Degree6434.36%

Meriwether County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8777,3101,201
Black5,5094,112449
Hispanic23513622
Asian107107
Other Race10215
Multiple Races554742
Native American2020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 76.36%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,927$32,971$24,569
Less Than High School$21,953$14,663$24,040
High School Grad$30,087$37,022$22,745
Some College$24,439$30,752$22,897
Bachelors Degree$40,287$41,579$35,645
Graduate Degree$52,647$61,154$51,875

$27,927

Average Earnings

$32,971

Average Male

$24,569

Average Female

Meriwether County, Georgia Language

Meriwether County, Georgia Language by Age

Meriwether County, Georgia Language

97.95% of Meriwether County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 2.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Meriwether County, Georgia Poverty

Meriwether County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,8162,14418.14%
Black8,1272,05325.26%
Other29725485.52%
Hispanic44520245.39%
Native3030100.00%
Multiple379143.69%

21.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.63%

Male Poverty Rate

24.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meriwether County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meriwether County, Georgia is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meriwether County, Georgia is Multiple, with 3.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.39%
High School17.18%
Some College14.92%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.25%
Female Unemployed17.21%
Male Employed10.07%
Female Employed9.62%

Meriwether County, Georgia Income

Meriwether County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,351$49,918
Families$47,036$59,916
Married Families$61,679-
Non Families$18,130$26,616

Meriwether County, Georgia Marital Status

Meriwether County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Meriwether County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Meriwether County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Meriwether County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Meriwether County, Georgia Veterans

1,125

Number of Veterans

933

Male Veterans

192

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam389
Second Gulf War274
First Gulf War204
World War II51
Korea37
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74322
35 to 54313
55 to 64252
75+194
18 to 3444
Name Veterans % of Total
White8118.24%
Black2924.60%
Hispanic6421.55%
2 or More2240.00%

$Meriwether County, Georgia Veterans by Education

10.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meriwether County, Georgia Employment Status

50.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Meriwether County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.44%

Born in Georgia

98.81%

Native Born

1.19%

Foreign Born

0.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.81% of Meriwether County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 84.44% having been born in Georgia. 0.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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