East Ellijay, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Ellijay, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of East Ellijay had a population of 584 as of July 1, 2017. East Ellijay ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Ellijay is located at latitude 34.6798 and longitude -84.4703 in Gilmer County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Ellijay (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gilmer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,273 feet.

The City of East Ellijay (GNIS ID: 2403533) 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 East Ellijay is located within Ellijay Division of Gilmer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Ellijay 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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East Ellijay, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 584
Daytime Population: Workers 2,183
Daytime Population: Residents 376
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,559
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.38
Population in Households 568
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 172
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $37,139
Average Household Income $62,203
Per Capita Income $23,804


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $162,179
Average Home Value $182,215


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 161
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 0.93% 1.14%
Households 1.02% 1.22%
Families 2.78% 1.09%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

East Ellijay, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Ellijay 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 # 434 31st
Population Density # 534 15th
Diversity Index # 337 46th
Median Household Income # 368 41st
Per Capita Income # 170 73rd

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