Young Harris, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Young Harris, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Young Harris had a population of 1,212 as of July 1, 2018. Young Harris ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for 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 Young Harris is located at latitude 34.9364 and longitude -83.8471 in Towns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Young Harris (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Towns County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,926 feet.

The City of Young Harris (GNIS ID: 2405072) 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 Young Harris is located within Young Harris Division of Towns County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Young Harris: McTyeire.

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


Total Population 1,212
Population in Households 628
Population in Familes 499
Population in Group Qrtrs 584
Population Density2 1,141
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $51,286
Average Household Income $64,600
Per Capita Income $19,018


Total Housing Units 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $174,194
Average Home Value $268,478


Total Households 163
Average Household Size 3.85
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 5
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.69% 0.65%
Households 1.01% 1.2%
Families 0.85% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

Young Harris, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Young Harris 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 # 342 46th
Population Density # 131 79th
Diversity Index # 568 10th
Median Household Income # 162 74th
Per Capita Income # 450 28th

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