Meriwether County, Georgia

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Meriwether County, Georgia
MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA COURTHOUSE.JPG
Map of Georgia highlighting Meriwether County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1827
Named forDavid Meriwether
SeatGreenville
Largest cityManchester
Area
 • Total505 sq mi (1,308 km2)
 • Land501 sq mi (1,298 km2)
 • Water4.2 sq mi (11 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010)21,992
 • Density44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitemeriwethercountyga.us
 
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Meriwether County, Georgia
MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA COURTHOUSE.JPG
Map of Georgia highlighting Meriwether County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded1827
Named forDavid Meriwether
SeatGreenville
Largest cityManchester
Area
 • Total505 sq mi (1,308 km2)
 • Land501 sq mi (1,298 km2)
 • Water4.2 sq mi (11 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010)21,992
 • Density44/sq mi (17/km²)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitemeriwethercountyga.us

Meriwether County is a county located in 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
18304,422
184014,132219.6%
185016,47616.6%
186015,330−7.0%
187013,756−10.3%
188017,65128.3%
189020,74017.5%
190023,33912.5%
191025,1807.9%
192026,1673.9%
193022,437−14.3%
194022,055−1.7%
195021,055−4.5%
196019,756−6.2%
197019,461−1.5%
198021,2299.1%
199022,4115.6%
200022,5340.5%
201021,992−2.4%
Est. 201321,232−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] 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. 0.85% of the population 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.

Politics[edit]

Presidential Election Results 1960-2012
YearDemocraticRepublican
201246.73% 4,33752.33% 4,856
200846.91% 4,46552.34% 4,982
200445.48% 3,70953.98% 4,402
200051.29% 3,44147.13% 3,162
199655.85% 3,49236.13% 2,259
199254.67% 4,00232.30% 2,364
198848.54% 2.93451.31% 3,101
198447.27% 2,86452.73% 3,195
198066.77% 3,87631.66% 1,838
197676.91% 4,83023.09% 1,450
197226.18% 1,21373.82% 3,420
196832.29% 1,76020.55% 1,120
196452.85% 2,52347.13% 2,250
196081.45% 3,10018.55% 706

Media[edit]

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

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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