Introduction to Toccoa, Georgia

Located in Stephens county, Toccoa, Georgia, is 42 miles N of Athens, Georgia (center to center) and 83 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. As of the year 2000 census, 9,323 people live in Toccoa.

Toccoa History

The city of Toccoa holds a seat on Stephens county, Georgia. Camp Toccoa was a paratrooper training base at the time of the World War II; it was also the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment's first training base. The area is home to the Travelers Rest Inn, which is locally known as Jarrett Manor. The Toccoa Falls College is also located in the city of Toccoa. The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above the Toccoa Falls College failed in the year 1977; this resulted in a flood which killed many people. The Stephens county, of which Toccoa is a part, was established in the year 1905. The community of Toccoa derives its name from a Cherokee term which means 'where the Catawbas lived'.

Toccoa and nearby Attractions

  • Victoria Bryant State Park
  • Currahee Military Museum
  • Moccasin Creek State Park
  • World of Energy at Keowee-Toxaway
  • Tallulah Gorge State Park
  • Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

Things To Do In Toccoa

The Piedmont Golf Club, Fox Wood Golf Course, and Apple Mountain Golf Club, are the closest golf courses in the area, the Big A Shopping Center is located in the city. The local churches include Saint James United Methodist Church, Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Alliance Church and Toccoa Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God. Parks include Tallulah Gorge State Park, Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, Travelers Rest Historic Site, and Panther Creek Falls. The Interactive Neighborhood for Kids is a children's museum located in the city. Pioneer Days is the annual festival celebrated by the residents of Toccoa.

Toccoa Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Anderson Regional Airport.

Toccoa Higher Education

Higher education is available at Gainesville College, Gwinnett Technical College, and University of Georgia.


Total Population 8,327
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,227
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,794
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,645
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,649


Median Family Income $50,455
% Above Poverty Level 74.6%
% Below Poverty Level 25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $611
Median House Value $88,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.4%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 7.2%

Toccoa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles N of Athens, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Stephens
Standard Zip Codes 30577
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.577
Longitude -83.332

Toccoa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TOCCOA
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 72 F
Annual Precip 60.8 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 60.2 inches
Distance 16.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 3,373 $35,446
Clarkesville 1,911 $53,083
Cornelia 4,187 $35,658
Martin 348 $35,313
Mount Airy 1,224 $60,417
Tallulah Falls 129 $54,722

Toccoa Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(706) 886-6841
Emergency Service: Yes

These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles). Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
  • Diesel Technology
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.
camnpus icon
Visit School Site
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management
  • A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has built a vibrant community of leaders with a reputation for responsiveness in meeting regional, national, and global needs.

  • MS in Computer Science
  • Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has built a vibrant community of leaders with a reputation for responsiveness in meeting regional, national, and global needs.

Toccoa High Schools

Serves 1,278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

Study Online in Toccoa
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Toccoa Government Officials

Are you an official in the Toccoa government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top