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Metter is a city in Candler County.
It is the county seat.
Tradition says that a railroad official named the community for his wife, because he "met her" here.
The latitude of Metter is 32.396N. The longitude is -82.06W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 220 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,000.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Metter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Candler County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30439 ZIP code.
4% of Metter residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Metter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Metter was $14,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Metter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Metter include South Metter Residential Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Metter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.
Libraries in Metter include L. C. Anderson Memorial Library ... View libraries
Candler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Metter political report.
The average commute time for Metter workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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