Meriwether County

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Meriwether County, Georgia

PO Box 428
Greenville, GA 30222
Phone: (706) 672-1314
Fax: (706) 672-1886

In west-central GA, northeast of Columbus; organized Dec 24, 1827 from Troup County. Name Origin: For Gen. David Meriwether (1755-1823), officer in the Revolutionary War, U.S. representative from GA (1802-07), and commissioner to the Creek Indians (1804)

Area (sq mi):: 505.34 (land 503.28; water 2.06) Population per square mile: 45.50
Population 2005: 22,919 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 0.50% Population 2000: 22,534 (White 55.80%; Black or African American 42.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,708; median household $31,870; Population below poverty level: 17.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,385-$20,730
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 31.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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