Metter, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Metter, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Metter had a population of 3,894 as of July 1, 2017. Metter ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Metter is located at latitude 32.3966 and longitude -82.0626 in Candler County. 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. Candler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The City of Metter (GNIS ID: 2404245) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Metter is located within Metter Division of Candler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Metter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Metter, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,894
Daytime Population: Workers 2,420
Daytime Population: Residents 2,237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,657
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 3,771
Population in Familes 3,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 507
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $38,203
Average Household Income $56,405
Per Capita Income $21,930


Total Housing Units 1,792 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 827 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 668 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $102,698
Average Home Value $135,490


Total Households 1,495
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 968
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.81% -0.38%
Households -0.57% -0.32%
Families -0.58% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Metter, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metter to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 193 69th
Population Density # 335 46th
Diversity Index # 147 77th
Median Household Income # 340 46th
Per Capita Income # 232 63rd

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