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Varnell, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Varnell had a population of 1,867 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Varnell is located at latitude 34.9012 and longitude -84.9738 in Whitfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Varnell encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The City of Varnell (GNIS ID: 2405639) 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 Varnell is located within North Whitfield Division of Whitfield County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Varnell: Red Hill, Varnells Station.


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


Total Population 1,867 (100%)
Population in Households 1,867 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,682 (90.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 490
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $67,289
Average Household Income $85,646
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $29,665
Wealth Index5 101


Total HU (Housing Units) 665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $214,815
Average Home Value $241,750
Housing Affordability Index3 206


Total Households 620
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 507
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 0.27% 0.48%
Households 0.3% 0.48%
Families 0.1% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
Owner Occupied HU   0.44%


Varnell, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Varnell 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 # 296 53rd
Population Density # 345 45th
Median Household Income # 78 88th
Housing Affordability Index # 316 51st
Per Capita Income # 109 83rd
Diversity Index # 407 35th

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