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Calhoun, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Calhoun had a population of 16,775 as of July 1, 2019. Calhoun ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Calhoun is located at latitude 34.5026 and longitude -84.9511 in Gordon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calhoun encompass a land area of 14.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Gordon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Calhoun (GNIS ID: 2403967) 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 Calhoun is located within Calhoun Division of Gordon County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calhoun: Dawsonville, Fork Ferry, Oothcaloga, Oothcaloga Depot.

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Calhoun, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Calhoun, GA Housing Affordability Index is 149
State of Georgia Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Calhoun, GA Wealth Index is 50
State of Georgia Wealth Index is 88
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 16,775 (100%)
Population in Households 16,437 (98.0%)
Population in Families 13,443 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 338 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 1,075
Diversity Index2 69
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,536
Average Household Income $58,352
Per Capita Income $20,788
Wealth Index4 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,572 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,487 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 953 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $141,587
Housing Affordability Index3 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,059
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 4,100
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.67% 0.67%
Households 0.5% 0.62%
Families 0.58% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Calhoun, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calhoun to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 68 89th
Population Density # 142 77th
Diversity Index # 60 90th
Median Household Income # 357 43rd
Per Capita Income # 346 45th

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