Ellijay, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Ellijay, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Ellijay had a population of 1,686 as of July 1, 2016. Ellijay 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 Ellijay is located at latitude 34.6913 and longitude -84.4839 in Gilmer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellijay (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gilmer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Ellijay (GNIS ID: 2403559) 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 Ellijay is located within Ellijay Division of Gilmer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ellijay 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 Ellijay: Allagae, Allejoy, Alljay, Alljoy, Elatsay Yi, Elechaye, Elija, Ellija, Elljoy.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,686
Population in Households 1,682
Population in Familes 1,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 476
Diversity Index2 60
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 676
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $153,986
Average Home Value $163,456
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,262
Average Household Income $43,672
Per Capita Income $17,647
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 1.19%
Households 0.93% 1.13%
Families 3.57% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Ellijay, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellijay 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 # 299 52nd
Population Density1 # 352 44th
Diversity Index2 # 156 75th
Median Household Income # 544 13th
Per Capita Income # 431 31st

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