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Gillsville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Gillsville had a population of 250 as of July 1, 2020. Gillsville ranks in the lower 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 Gillsville is located at latitude 34.3079 and longitude -83.6335 in Banks County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gillsville encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Banks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 942 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Gillsville are located in Banks County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hall County.

The City of Gillsville (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Gillsville is located within Maysville Division of Banks County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gillsville: Stonethrow.


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


Total Population 250 (100%)
Population in Households 250 (100.0%)
Population in Families 217 (86.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 225
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $64,462
Average Household Income $81,992
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $30,059
Wealth Index5 93


Total HU (Housing Units) 104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $195,000
Average Home Value $211,644
Housing Affordability Index3 219


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.61% 0.86%
Households 0.69% 0.89%
Families -0.14% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
Owner Occupied HU   0.81%


Gillsville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gillsville 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 # 540 14th
Population Density # 495 21st
Median Household Income # 94 85th
Housing Affordability Index # 371 59th
Per Capita Income # 100 84th
Diversity Index # 486 22nd

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