East Ellijay, Georgia

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East Ellijay, Georgia

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High Points

East Ellijay strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy East Ellijay Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy East Ellijay Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy East Ellijay Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% East Ellijay Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% East Ellijay Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of East Ellijay, Georgia

Comparing East Ellijay to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 7
People in Middle Class or Better 3 6
College Educated Adults 3 3
People Above Poverty 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4

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East Ellijay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles N of Roswell, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Gilmer
Standard Zip Codes 30539, 30540
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.683
Longitude -84.472

East Ellijay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station JASPER 1 NNW
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 60.7 inches
Station DALTON
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 58.1 inches
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East Ellijay Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 707 100%
Male 387 54.7%
Female 320 45.3%
Under 18 173 24.5%
18+ 534 75.5%
65+ 90 12.7%
Median Age 30.5
Average Family Size 3.18
White 485 68.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 2.3%
Other 158 22.3%
Mixed Race 27 3.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 236 33.4%

Estimated East Ellijay Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 706
Growth -1
Growth % -0.1%

East Ellijay Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.8%
US/American 16.9%
Irish 8.2%
English 7.6%
Italian 4.8%
German 3.9%
French Canadian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
European 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Ellijay 707 $38,594
Blue Ridge 1,210 $35,259
Chatsworth 3,531 $44,063
Ellijay 1,584 $36,250
Eton 319 $46,389
Jasper 2,167 $40,833
Morganton 299 $35,938

Wal-mart in East Ellijay

(As of 2006)
88 Highland Crossing
(706) 276-1170
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