Ellijay, GA 30540 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 30540: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ellijay, GA 30540

Acceptable Alternative
East Ellijay, GA 30540

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 876
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,888
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 38
  • County: Gilmer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.686, Longitude -84.485
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 30540 has segments in 2 Counties (Gilmer, Murray).

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Ellijay, GA 30540 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,329
Population in Households 18,268
Population in Familes 15,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 97
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 7,199
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,057
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,120 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,079 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,447 (32.4%)
Median Home Value $145,519
Average Home Value $167,441


Median Household Income $35,488
Average Household Income $49,055
Per Capita Income $19,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.3%
Households 1.05% 1.21%
Families 0.91% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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 30540 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 30540 to the other 717 ZIP Codes 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 # 210 71st
Population Density1 # 355 51st
Diversity Index2 # 493 32nd
Median Household Income # 502 30th
Per Capita Income # 440 39th

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