Candler County is located in eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Metter and the largest city is Metter. https://georgia.gov/cities-counties/candler-county. The 2014 population estimate is 10,888 and the 2010 census population was 10,998. The land area is 243.04 square miles and there are 45.3 persons per square mile.
73.1% of the population is White, 24.6% is Black or African American, 10.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 78.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $86,700, there are 3,861 households, an average of 2.78 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,974, the median household income is $35,070, and 25.9% of the persons in Candler County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,085. Retail sales (in $1000) were $114,511, and sales per capita were $10,977. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24%.
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