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Cohutta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Cohutta is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Whitfield County at latitude 34.9552 and longitude -84.9672. Whitfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Cohutta, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cohutta, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cohutta indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cohutta (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Cohutta, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 673
Population in Households 670
Population in Familes 586
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 257
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $105,233
Average Home Value $117,228


Median Household Income $36,944
Average Household Income $54,827
Per Capita Income $19,737
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.35%
Households 0.37% 0.31%
Families 0.5% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   4.24%
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.


Cohutta, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cohutta to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 407 35th
Population Density1 # 557 11th
Diversity Index2 # 545 13th
Median Household Income # 315 50th
Per Capita Income # 224 64th

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