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Tunnel Hill, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Tunnel Hill had a population of 910 as of July 1, 2016. Tunnel Hill ranks in 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 Tunnel Hill is located at latitude 34.8554 and longitude -85.0368 in Whitfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tunnel Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Tunnel Hill (GNIS ID: 2405611) 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 Tunnel Hill is located within West Whitfield Division of Whitfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tunnel Hill 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 Tunnel Hill: Tunnelhill, Tunnell Hill.

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


Total Population 910
Population in Households 905
Population in Familes 772
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 363
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $111,996


Median Household Income $45,397
Average Household Income $53,645
Per Capita Income $20,644
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.67%
Households 0.77% 0.54%
Families 1.26% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Tunnel Hill, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tunnel Hill 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 # 373 41st
Population Density1 # 312 50th
Diversity Index2 # 536 15th
Median Household Income # 184 71st
Per Capita Income # 241 62nd

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