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Blue Ridge, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Blue Ridge had a population of 1,453 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.8658 and longitude -84.3234 in Fannin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blue Ridge (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blue Ridge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Blue Ridge, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,453
Daytime Population: Workers 4,333
Daytime Population: Residents 854
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,187
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.57
Population in Households 1,312
Population in Familes 983
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density2 605
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $27,877
Average Household Income $41,920
Per Capita Income $18,274


Total Housing Units 770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 341 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $124,609
Average Home Value $168,288


Total Households 598
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 346
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.65% 1.91%
Households 1.87% 2.15%
Families 1.71% 1.95%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 2017 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 # 292 54th
Diversity Index # 579 8th
Median Household Income # 574 8th
Per Capita Income # 448 29th

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