Calhoun, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Calhoun, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Calhoun had a population of 16,531 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.483 and longitude -84.945 in Gordon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calhoun (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Calhoun population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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

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Calhoun, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,531
Population in Households 16,220
Population in Familes 13,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density1 1,107
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $36,904
Average Household Income $51,643
Per Capita Income $18,604


Total Housing Units 6,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,498 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,443 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 934 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $142,928
Average Home Value $166,793


Total Households 5,942
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 4,013
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.81%
Households 0.47% 0.72%
Families 0.52% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Calhoun, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calhoun 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 # 66 90th
Population Density # 136 78th
Diversity Index # 63 90th
Median Household Income # 407 35th
Per Capita Income # 470 25th

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