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Blue Ridge, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Ridge had a population of 1,635 as of July 1, 2020. Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge is located at latitude 34.864 and longitude -84.3241 in Fannin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Ridge encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fannin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,762 feet.

The City of Blue Ridge (GNIS ID: 2403882) 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 Blue Ridge is located within Blue Ridge Division of Fannin County.


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Blue Ridge, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,635 (100%)
Population in Households 1,488 (91.0%)
Population in Families 1,111 (68.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 147 ( 9.0%)
Population Density 611
Diversity Index2 25
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,274
Average Household Income $48,702
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $20,643
Wealth Index5 35
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (33.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 392 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $157,787
Average Home Value $189,912
Housing Affordability Index3 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 676
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.84% 1.68%
Households 2.12% 1.88%
Families 1.71% 1.74%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
Owner Occupied HU   1.83%

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Blue Ridge, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Ridge to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 310 51st
Population Density # 296 53rd
Median Household Income # 438 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 132 21st
Per Capita Income # 382 39th
Diversity Index # 558 11th

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