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Mount Airy, Georgia - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Airy had a population of 1,339 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Airy is located at latitude 34.5187 and longitude -83.5007 in Habersham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Airy encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Habersham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,535 feet.

The Town of Mount Airy (GNIS ID: 2406203) 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 Town of Mount Airy is located within Cornelia Division of Habersham County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,339 (100%)
Population in Households 1,339 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,134 (84.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 553
Diversity Index2 48
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,059
Average Household Income $62,629
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $23,633
Wealth Index5 60
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $144,915
Average Home Value $167,552
Housing Affordability Index3 218
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 486
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 344
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 0.63% 0.62%
Households 0.6% 0.65%
Families 0.26% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.51%

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Mount Airy, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Airy 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 # 335 47th
Population Density # 317 49th
Median Household Income # 234 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 369 59th
Per Capita Income # 250 60th
Diversity Index # 380 40th

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