Meriwether County is located in western Georgia. The County Seat is Greenville and the largest city is Manchester. The Official Web Site is located at http://meriwethercountyga.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,198 and the 2010 census population was 21,992. The land area is 501.22 square miles and there are 43.9 persons per square mile.
58.7% of the population is White, 39.1% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 73% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,200, there are 8,135 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,821, the median household income is $37,333, and 21.1% of the persons in Meriwether County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,142. Retail sales (in $1000) were $100,756, and sales per capita were $4,421. The percentage of black-owned firms is 22.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.6%.
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