McCaysville, GA Profile: Facts & Data

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McCaysville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of McCaysville had a population of 1,139 as of July 1, 2020. McCaysville 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 McCaysville is located at latitude 34.9862 and longitude -84.3713 in Fannin County. The formal boundaries for the City of McCaysville encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Fannin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,460 feet.

The City of McCaysville (GNIS ID: 2405044) 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 McCaysville is located within McCaysville Division of Fannin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McCaysville: Harpertown, Hawkinstown.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,139 (100%)
Population in Households 1,139 (100.0%)
Population in Families 859 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 757
Diversity Index2 7
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,498
Average Household Income $37,319
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $18,091
Wealth Index5 31
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $101,744
Average Home Value $136,838
Housing Affordability Index3 162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 568
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 323
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 1.27% 1.23%
Households 1.29% 1.3%
Families 1.62% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   1.21%

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McCaysville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCaysville 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 # 355 43rd
Population Density # 224 64th
Median Household Income # 609 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 154 25th
Per Capita Income # 514 18th
Diversity Index # 625 0th

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