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Blue Ridge, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Ridge had a population of 1,469 as of July 1, 2016. Blue Ridge ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Blue Ridge is located at latitude 34.8658 and longitude -84.3234 in Fannin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Ridge (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fannin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,762 feet.

The City of Blue Ridge (GNIS ID: 2403882) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. 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 Blue Ridge is located within Blue Ridge Division of Fannin County.

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

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


Total Population 1,469
Population in Households 1,327
Population in Familes 997
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 612
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (33.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 347 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (21.2%)
Median Home Value $124,590
Average Home Value $170,673


Median Household Income $29,286
Average Household Income $40,916
Per Capita Income $17,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.1% 1.8%
Households 2.38% 2.0%
Families 2.22% 1.87%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Blue Ridge, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Ridge 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 # 316 50th
Population Density1 # 291 54th
Diversity Index2 # 573 8th
Median Household Income # 516 18th
Per Capita Income # 417 34th

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