Lavonia, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lavonia, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lavonia had a population of 2,229 as of July 1, 2016. Lavonia ranks in the upper 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 Lavonia is located at latitude 34.4347 and longitude -83.1089 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lavonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Lavonia (GNIS ID: 2404894) 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 Lavonia is located within Lavonia Division of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lavonia 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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Lavonia, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,229
Population in Households 2,227
Population in Familes 1,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 486
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 918
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 579
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 461 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 457 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $111,029
Average Home Value $124,242


Median Household Income $26,935
Average Household Income $40,218
Per Capita Income $16,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.5%
Households 0.53% 0.47%
Families 0.42% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Lavonia, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lavonia 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 # 267 58th
Population Density1 # 347 45th
Diversity Index2 # 145 77th
Median Household Income # 581 7th
Per Capita Income # 490 22nd

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