Meriwether County, GA

County

Add Comparison
2019 Population
21,106
0.0332% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
42.3
1.68% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
22.9%
6.58% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$37,121
2.12% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$103,300
5.41% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
8,071
0.762% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Meriwether County, GA had a population of 21.1k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $37,121. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Meriwether County, GA declined from 21,113 to 21,106, a −0.0332% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,351 to $37,121, a 2.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meriwether County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39.7%), White (Hispanic) (0.99%), Other (Hispanic) (0.905%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.824%). 0% of the households in Meriwether County, GA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.4% of the residents in Meriwether County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Meriwether County, GA was $103,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.5%. Most people in Meriwether County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Meriwether County, GA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Georgia. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.
Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Meriwether County, GA is home to a population of 21.1k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.51% of Meriwether County, GA residents were born outside of the country (529 people).

In 2019, there were 1.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Meriwether County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 209 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meriwether County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 52
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.39k ± 173
  3. White (Hispanic)
    209 ± 125
2.2%
Hispanic Population
464 people

In 2019, there were 1.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Meriwether County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 209 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.2% of the people in Meriwether County, GA are hispanic (464 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Meriwether County, GA as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.51%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
529 people
1.19%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
252 people

As of 2019, 2.51% of Meriwether County, GA residents (529 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Meriwether County, GA was 1.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Meriwether County, GA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 20.6

In 2019, the median age of all people in Meriwether County, GA was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Meriwether County, GA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Meriwether County, GA residents was 42.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Georgia.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    246,708 ± 12,049 people
  2. India
    94,981 ± 7,532 people
  3. Korea
    42,867 ± 5,073 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 246,708 Georgia residents, followed by India with 94,981 and Korea with 42,867.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

99.4%
2019 Citizenship
99.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.4% of Meriwether County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Meriwether County, GA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Meriwether County, GA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    396 ± 116
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    302 ± 161
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    122 ± 60

Meriwether County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

Median household income in Meriwether County, GA is $37,121. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Meriwether County, GA was Census Tract 9707 with a value of $42,500, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $37,976 and $36,139.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,410. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Meriwether County, GA employs 8.07k people. The largest industries in Meriwether County, GA are Manufacturing (1,946 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (925 people), and Educational Services (840 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,791), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,984), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,721).

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,121
2019 value
± $2,313
2.12%
1 Year Growth
± 10.2%

Households in Meriwether County, GA have a median annual income of $37,121, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,351 in 2018, which represents a 2.12% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Meriwether County, GA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Georgia.
$67,215
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,246
$49,410
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $863

In 2019, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Georgia.
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $64,371 ± $3,992
  2. White
    $58,053 ± $1,010
  3. Two or More Races
    $45,559 ± $4,644

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Meriwether County, GA is from Georgia.
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.478
2018 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2019, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.199% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9707
  2. Census Tract 9706
  3. Census Tract 9705

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meriwether County, GA was Census Tract 9707 with a value of $42,500, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9705, with respective values of $37,976 and $36,139.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meriwether County, GA (4.81k out of 21k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    2,414 ± 336
  2. White
    2,087 ± 333
  3. Other
    268 ± 159

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.07k
2019 Value
± 685
−0.762%
1 Year decline
± 11.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Meriwether County, GA declined at a rate of −0.762%, from 8.13k employees to 8.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meriwether County, GA, are Production Occupations (1,063 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (691 people), and Management Occupations (666 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meriwether County, GA.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meriwether County, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,063 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (691 people), and Management Occupations (666 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meriwether County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.49 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.33 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meriwether County, GA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,127), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,429), and Management Occupations ($55,349).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

8.07k
2019 Value
± 685
−0.762%
1 Year decline
± 11.7%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Meriwether County, GA declined at a rate of −0.762%, from 8.13k employees to 8.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meriwether County, GA, are Manufacturing (1,946 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (925 people), and Educational Services (840 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Meriwether County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,946 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (925 people), and Educational Services (840 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meriwether County, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.41 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.03 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.68 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meriwether County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,791), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,984), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,721).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $64B
  2. $52.9B
  3. $50.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $64B, followed by Mixed freight ($52.9B) and Electronics ($50.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Georgia.
$573B
2018 Value in Georgia
$1.16T
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
103% growth

In 2018, total outbound Georgia trade was $573B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.16T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $44.2B
  2. $27.4B
  3. $27.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $44.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.4B and Alabama and $27.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Meriwether County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (41.3%), followed by Other (2.07%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Georgia.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Meriwether County, GA
56.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Senators from Georgia

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.
Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
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 Johnny Isakson's resignation.

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Meriwether County, GA was $103,300 in 2019, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $98,000 to $103,300, a 5.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Meriwether County, GA is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Meriwether County, GA have an average commute time of 35.2 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.

Housing

Property Value

$103,300
2019 Median
± $8,361
$98,000
2018 Median
± $7,664

In 2019, the median property value in Meriwether County, GA grew to to $103,300 from the previous year's value of $98,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Meriwether County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Meriwether County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,121
Median Household Income
± $2,313
8.05k
Number of Households
± 640

In 2019, the median household income of the 8.05k households in Meriwether County, GA grew to $37,121 from the previous year's value of $36,351.

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 < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Meriwether County, GA 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

68.5%
2019 Homeownership
67.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68.5% of the housing units in Meriwether County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Meriwether County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

35.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meriwether County, GA have a longer commute time (35.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.62% of the workforce in Meriwether County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Meriwether County, GA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Walked (2.77%)

In 2019, 81.9% of workers in Meriwether County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who walked to work (2.77%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

86.2% of the population of Meriwether County, GA has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.633% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Meriwether County, GA see 3010 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0998% increase from the previous year (3007 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3528 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1114 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.8%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,010 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Meriwether County, GA

Primary care physicians in Meriwether County, GA see an average of 3,010 patients per year. This represents a 0.0998% increase from the previous year (3,007 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Georgia.
$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$4,406
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,199
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,429
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

13.8%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.633%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meriwether County, GA declined by 3.34% from 14.3% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meriwether County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 25.8% prevalence
  2. 25.5% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 25.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart