Blue Ridge, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Blue Ridge, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Ridge had a population of 1,463 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 1,463
Population in Households 1,322
Population in Familes 987
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density2 609
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $27,675
Average Household Income $42,423
Per Capita Income $18,574


Total Housing Units 765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $145,690
Average Home Value $176,594


Total Households 602
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 347
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.54% 1.87%
Households 1.72% 2.07%
Families 1.54% 1.89%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Blue Ridge, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Ridge to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 318 49th
Population Density # 298 53rd
Diversity Index # 570 9th
Median Household Income # 586 7th
Per Capita Income # 472 25th

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