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Calhoun, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Calhoun had a population of 15,860 as of July 1, 2016. Calhoun ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Calhoun is located at latitude 34.483 and longitude -84.945 in Gordon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calhoun (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Gordon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Calhoun (GNIS ID: 2403967) 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 Calhoun is located within Calhoun Division of Gordon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Calhoun 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 Calhoun: Dawsonville, Fork Ferry, Oothcaloga, Oothcaloga Depot.

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


Total Population 15,860
Population in Households 15,535
Population in Familes 12,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 325
Population Density1 1,062
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 5,709
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,865
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,527 (37.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,182 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,018 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $130,470
Average Home Value $158,185


Median Household Income $33,672
Average Household Income $48,170
Per Capita Income $17,427
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.19%
Households -0.02% 0.08%
Families 0.09% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Calhoun, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calhoun 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 # 69 89th
Population Density1 # 143 77th
Diversity Index2 # 60 91st
Median Household Income # 417 34th
Per Capita Income # 447 29th

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