Gilmer County GA Information


Gilmer County Subdivisions

Gilmer County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,516
Population in Households 30,329
Population in Familes 25,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 187
Population Density1 72
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 12,284
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 8,596
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,023 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,261 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,983 (32.8%)
Median Home Value $159,014
Average Home Value $184,969


Median Household Income $38,546
Average Household Income $55,402
Per Capita Income $22,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.32%
Households 1.14% 1.35%
Families 1.0% 1.25%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.


Gilmer County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gilmer County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 58 64th
Population Density1 # 76 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 137 14th
Median Household Income # 89 45th
Per Capita Income # 54 67th

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