Meigs, Georgia

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Meigs is a city in Thomas and Mitchell counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 1,090 at the 2000 census.


Meigs is located at 31°4′22″N 84°5′28″W / 31.07278°N 84.09111°W / 31.07278; -84.09111 (31.072664, -84.090988)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.24%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,090 people, 399 households, and 286 families residing in the city. The population density was 686.4 people per square mile (264.7/km²). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 289.7/sq mi (111.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 26.24% White, 66.79% African American, 1.38% Pacific Islander, 4.77% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.61% of the population.

There were 399 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were married couples living together, 31.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,993, and the median income for a family was $20,046. Males had a median income of $18,594 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,104. About 36.2% of families and 45.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 64.5% of those under age 18 and 28.9% of those age 65 or over.


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