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Meigs, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Meigs had a population of 1,138 as of July 1, 2016. Meigs 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 Meigs is located at latitude 31.0718 and longitude -84.0927 in Thomas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meigs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Thomas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Meigs are located in Thomas County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Mitchell County.

The City of Meigs (GNIS ID: 2405064) 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 Meigs is located within Meigs Division of Thomas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meigs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Meigs, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,138
Population in Households 1,138
Population in Familes 967
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 732
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 396
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $77,315
Average Home Value $103,466


Median Household Income $16,326
Average Household Income $27,326
Per Capita Income $9,903
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 1.15%
Households 1.49% 1.14%
Families 1.0% 0.98%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Meigs, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meigs to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 347 45th
Population Density1 # 233 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 106 83rd
Median Household Income # 626 0th
Per Capita Income # 624 0th

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