Tunnel Hill, Georgia

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Tunnel Hill, Georgia

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Tunnel Hill People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Tunnel Hill Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 16% Tunnel Hill Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Tunnel Hill, Georgia

Comparing Tunnel Hill 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 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 2
Well-Paid Single Men 6 8
Age of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Women 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 6 9
College Educated Adults 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Affordability of Rents 5 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 2
Low Property Crime 1 2

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Tunnel Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SE of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Whitfield
Standard Zip Codes 30755
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.84
Longitude -85.042

Tunnel Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DALTON
Distance 8.2 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 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
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Tunnel Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,209 100%
Male 610 50.5%
Female 599 49.5%
Under 18 300 24.8%
18+ 909 75.2%
65+ 156 12.9%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3
White 1,142 94.5%
African-American 31 2.6%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 19 1.6%
Mixed Race 11 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 48 4%

Estimated Tunnel Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,072
Growth -137
Growth % -11.3%

Tunnel Hill 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 34.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.4%
Irish 13.4%
German 10.1%
English 9.8%
Scottish 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Italian 1.1%
Portuguese 1%
African 0.7%
British 0.6%
Lebanese 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Alsatian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tunnel Hill 1,209 $49,531
Chickamauga 2,245 $46,037
Cohutta 582 $44,444
Dalton 27,912 $41,111
Fort Oglethorpe 6,940 $40,643
Ringgold 2,422 $35,132
Varnell 1,491 $48,674
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Tunnel Hill High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,762 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

Tunnel Hill Colleges

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