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Young Harris, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Young Harris had a population of 1,193 as of July 1, 2016. Young Harris ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Young Harris is located at latitude 34.9364 and longitude -83.8471 in Towns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Young Harris (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Towns County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,926 feet.

The City of Young Harris (GNIS ID: 2405072) 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 Young Harris is located within Young Harris Division of Towns County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Young Harris 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 Young Harris: McTyeire.

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


Total Population 1,193
Population in Households 608
Population in Familes 485
Population in Group Qrtrs 585
Population Density1 1,123
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 3.85
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $268,434


Median Household Income $49,577
Average Household Income $61,697
Per Capita Income $18,218
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.63% 0.56%
Households 0.83% 1.11%
Families 0.65% 0.97%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

Young Harris, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Young Harris 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 # 343 45th
Population Density1 # 129 80th
Diversity Index2 # 571 9th
Median Household Income # 138 78th
Per Capita Income # 395 37th

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