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Elberton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Elberton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Elbert County at latitude 34.1068 and longitude -82.8726. Elbert County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 699 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Elberton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elberton, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elberton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Elberton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elberton: Elbert Court House, Elbertville.

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Elberton, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,581
Population in Households 4,496
Population in Familes 3,583
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 965
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 2,004
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,060 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 944 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $84,128
Average Home Value $106,762


Median Household Income $27,108
Average Household Income $38,338
Per Capita Income $16,233
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.37% -0.39%
Households -0.23% -0.35%
Families 0.9% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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.


Elberton, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elberton to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 165 74th
Population Density1 # 158 75th
Diversity Index2 # 115 82nd
Median Household Income # 538 14th
Per Capita Income # 424 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.