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Time Zone: Meigs County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Decatur is the Seat for Meigs County.

Meigs County was founded in 1836 and was created by taking area from RheaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Meigs had a population of 12,108 people. This is an increase of 9.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 11,086 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Meigs represented 0.19% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 85th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201011,753+6.02%-2.93% since 2009
200912,108+9.22%+1.48% since 2008
200811,931+7.62%+1.94% since 2007
200711,704+5.57% 
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200011,086The Last Census

More information can be found on the Meigs County Census Page for Meigs County.

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<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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