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Tunnel Hill, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Tunnel Hill had a population of 884 as of July 1, 2017. Tunnel Hill 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 Tunnel Hill is located at latitude 34.8554 and longitude -85.0368 in Whitfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tunnel Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Tunnel Hill (GNIS ID: 2405611) 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 Tunnel Hill is located within West Whitfield Division of Whitfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tunnel Hill 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 Tunnel Hill: Tunnelhill, Tunnell Hill.

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Tunnel Hill, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 884
Daytime Population: Workers 213
Daytime Population: Residents 501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 714
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 879
Population in Familes 748
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 551
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $47,189
Average Household Income $55,294
Per Capita Income $21,456


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $110,833
Average Home Value $118,371


Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 259
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 0.44% 0.56%
Households 0.35% 0.5%
Families 0.71% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Tunnel Hill, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tunnel Hill 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 # 377 40th
Population Density # 316 50th
Diversity Index # 530 15th
Median Household Income # 193 69th
Per Capita Income # 256 59th

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