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The 2000 Census showed that Meriwether County had a population of 22,534 people. This represented 0.28% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 72nd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Meriwether had a population of 22,783 people. This is an increase of 1.1% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201021,992-2.41%-3.47% since 2009
200922,783+1.1%-0.65% since 2008
200822,931+1.76%+0.63% since 2007
200722,788+1.13%-0.82% since 2006
200622,976+1.96%+0.71% since 2005
200422,806+1.21%+0.29% since 2003
200322,740+0.91%-0.54% since 2002
200222,864+1.46%+1.22% since 2001
200122,589+0.24%+0.24% since 2000
200022,534The Last Census

Meriwether County had 9,211 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Meriwether County has a total area<3> of 505 square miles [1,308 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.06 square miles [5.34 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Meriwether County had a population density of 44.77 people per square mile [17.29 people/km²], making it the state's 95th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Meriwether County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Meriwether and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Meriwether County QuickFact (QF-13199).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Meriwether County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Meriwether County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CowetaQF-13077   N127,11189,21542.48%
HarrisQF-13145   SW30,13823,69527.19%
PikeQF-13231   E17,72113,68829.46%
SpaldingQF-13255   NE64,70858,41710.77%
TalbotQF-13263   S6,3556,498-2.2%
TroupQF-13285   W64,65358,7799.99%
UpsonQF-13293   E27,55127,597-0.17%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Meriwether. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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