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The City of Gillsville had a population of 236 as of July 1, 2016. Gillsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Gillsville is located at latitude 34.3081 and longitude -83.6396 in Banks County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gillsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Banks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 942 feet.

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

The City of Gillsville (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Gillsville is located within Lula Division of Banks County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gillsville: Stonethrow.

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


Total Population 236
Population in Households 236
Population in Familes 206
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $178,333
Average Home Value $183,065


Median Household Income $52,681
Average Household Income $58,652
Per Capita Income $21,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.42%
Households 0.19% 0.24%
Families -1.2% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Gillsville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillsville 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 # 546 13th
Population Density1 # 505 19th
Diversity Index2 # 495 21st
Median Household Income # 104 84th
Per Capita Income # 215 66th

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