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 8,302
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 2,991
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $45,028
% Above Poverty Level 76.8%
% Below Poverty Level 23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $91,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 6.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 3,467 $33,750
Clarkesville 1,937 $48,194
Cornelia 4,199 $35,781
Martin 458 $40,857
Mount Airy 1,233 $52,330
Tallulah Falls 90 $53,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Toccoa Hospitals

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

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Toccoa High Schools

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

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