Meigs County, Tennessee

Meigs County: County in Tennessee, United States


Meigs County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,753 and a population density of 21 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 12,532 inhabitants. Its county seat is Decatur. The county was created 186 years ago in 1835.

Quick Facts about Meigs County

Population : 12,532 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
Different from : Meigs County
Area : 561 km2
Water as percent of area : 10%
Land as percent of area : 90%
Named for : Return J. Meigs, Sr.
Capital : Decatur
Establishment : January 01, 1836
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:58:15 (3rd December 2022)
Density : 22 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.22% (2010-2020)
Meigs County locator map
Location of Meigs County on Tennessee map.
Map of Tennessee highlighting Meigs County locator map image
Map of Tennessee highlighting Meigs County
Map of Tennessee highlighting Meigs County locator map image


Meigs County is located at 35°30'46"N 84°48'48"W (35.5128300, -84.8133900). It has 4 neighbors: Bradley County, Hamilton County, McMinn County and Rhea County.

Meigs County map

The largest city of Meigs County is Decatur with a population of 1,663. . See all Meigs County cities & populated places.

Meigs County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Meigs County.

City Name Population Title
Decatur 1,663 Human settlement in Meigs County, Tennessee, United States of America

Meigs County has 4 neighbours.

  • Decatur


The population of Meigs County increased by 6.22% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 11,753 - census
2011 11,687 -0.56% estimation process
2012 11,668 -0.16% estimation process
2013 11,659 -0.08% estimation process
2014 11,703 0.38% estimation process
2015 11,804 0.86% estimation process
2016 11,953 1.25% estimation process
2017 12,042 0.74% estimation process
2018 12,297 2.07% estimation process
2019 12,422 1.01% estimation process
2020 12,532 0.88% estimation process

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