Lookout Mountain, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lookout Mountain, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Lookout Mountain had a population of 1,575 as of July 1, 2017. Lookout Mountain ranks in 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 Lookout Mountain is located at latitude 34.9664 and longitude -85.3622 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lookout Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,798 feet.

The City of Lookout Mountain (GNIS ID: 2404955) 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 Lookout Mountain is located within Lookout Mountain Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lookout Mountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lookout Mountain: Fairyland.

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Lookout Mountain, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,575
Daytime Population: Workers 263
Daytime Population: Residents 759
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,022
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,574
Population in Familes 1,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 592
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $90,545
Average Household Income $130,211
Per Capita Income $48,329


Total Housing Units 665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 479 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $376,800
Average Home Value $440,260


Total Households 583
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 428
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.23% -0.35%
Households -0.23% -0.35%
Families -0.35% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Lookout Mountain, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lookout Mountain 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 # 304 52nd
Population Density # 301 52nd
Diversity Index # 624 0th
Median Household Income # 11 98th
Per Capita Income # 13 98th

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