Mountain City, Georgia

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Mountain City, Georgia

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Mountain City Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Mountain City, Georgia

Comparing Mountain City 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
Age of the Population 8 10
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 1
Senior Citizens 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 3
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 7
Average Household Size 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 5
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 5
Working at Home 1 2


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

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Mountain City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles W of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Rabun
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30562
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.918
Longitude -83.385

Mountain City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 73.3 inches
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 62.9 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 60.6 inches
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Mountain City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 829 100%
Male 390 47%
Female 439 53%
Under 18 203 24.5%
18+ 626 75.5%
65+ 144 17.4%
Median Age 40.5
Average Family Size 2.81
White 753 90.8%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1%
Other 37 4.5%
Mixed Race 25 3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 63 7.6%

Estimated Mountain City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 779
Growth -50
Growth % -6%

Mountain City 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
US/American 27.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
German 11%
English 10.4%
Irish 9.8%
Scottish 7%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Italian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Dutch 1.2%
French Canadian 0.8%
Latvian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Icelander 0.6%
Syrian 0.6%
European 0.6%
African 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
West Indian 0.4%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mountain City 829 $35,060
Clayton 2,019 $36,164
Dillard 198 $44,167
Hiawassee 808 $31,458
Sky Valley 221 $57,500
Tallulah Falls 164 $52,500
Tiger 316 $31,563
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