Sky Valley, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sky Valley, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Sky Valley had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2017. Sky Valley 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 Sky Valley is located at latitude 34.986 and longitude -83.327 in Rabun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sky Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rabun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,297 feet.

The City of Sky Valley (GNIS ID: 2405468) 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 Sky Valley is located within Mountain City Division of Rabun County.

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


Total Population 270
Daytime Population: Workers 164
Daytime Population: Residents 186
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 350
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 266
Population in Familes 215
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $54,852
Average Household Income $69,438
Per Capita Income $30,370


Total Housing Units 917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (12.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 ( 3.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 777 (84.7%)
Median Home Value $252,000
Average Home Value $245,682


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 93
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.1% -0.07%
Households -0.2% 0.0%
Families -0.58% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Sky Valley, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sky Valley 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 # 526 16th
Population Density # 600 4th
Diversity Index # 585 7th
Median Household Income # 100 84th
Per Capita Income # 51 92nd

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