|Top Employers - 2004
Georgia Pacific Co
Goody Products Inc
RITA Medical Products Inc
Warm Springs Institute
Warm Springs Medical Center
In the year 2004, the average weekly wage
for employment sectors in the county
was $516, compared to the statewide
average of $728.
- In 2004, the total number of employees located in Meriwether County
was 5,246. Of the total employees,
were employed in the goods producing sector, followed by
in the service producing sector and
employed in government.
Statewide, the service producing industry is the largest employment sector,
65.4% of the state’s jobs.
- Between 2000 and 2004, Meriwether County's annual
compared with the state's average of
Nationally, the unemployment rate for the same period averaged
- The county per capita personal income
in 2004 was $20,880,
compared to $29,782 for Georgia and
$33,050 for the United States.
- Meriwether County's median household income
in 1999 was $31,870,
compared to the state's median household income of
Nationally, the median household income in 1999 was
- During 1999, 17.8%
of the county's population
lived below the poverty level,
compared with Georgia's rate of 13.0%
and the national rate of 12.4%.
25.9% of the children under the age
of 18 lived below the poverty level in Meriwether County. Nationally,
16.6% of the population under the
age of 18 years lived below the level of poverty.
of Meriwether County received total government transfer payments
amounting to $5,069
per capita in 2003, compared
to $3,762 per capita statewide.
Transfer payments include retirement and disability insurance benefit payments,
medical benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, and veteran's benefits
- According to the Georgia Department of Revenue's Net Property and Utility Digest,
Meriwether County's assessed property value
amounted to $451.7 million
in 2004, resulting in a per capita assessed property value of
At the state level, per capita assessed property value in 2004 equaled