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Metter, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Metter is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Candler County at latitude 32.3966 and longitude -82.0626. Candler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Metter, but most people and references simply refer to it as Metter, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Metter indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Metter (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles.

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Metter, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,157
Population in Households 4,002
Population in Familes 3,239
Population in Group Qrtrs 155
Population Density1 541
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 1,573
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,024
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 893 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 680 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $76,731
Average Home Value $90,163


Median Household Income $26,758
Average Household Income $40,655
Per Capita Income $15,508
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% -0.24%
Households 0.23% -0.13%
Families 0.32% -0.24%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Metter, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metter to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 181 71st
Population Density1 # 321 49th
Diversity Index2 # 123 81st
Median Household Income # 548 12th
Per Capita Income # 460 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.