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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,374
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+2,925
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,324
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,410
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,381

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,724
% Above Poverty Level74%
% Below Poverty Level26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$582
Median House Value$86,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.9%
English8.9%
Irish8.2%
German4.3%
Scottish3.7%
French Except Basque1.7%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Russian0.4%
Italian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Toccoa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stephens County
Standard Zip Codes30577
Phone Area Codes706
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.57
Approximate Longitude-83.32

Toccoa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTOCCOA
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 72 F
Annual Precip60.8 inches
StationCORNELIA
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 49 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip60.2 inches
StationLONGCREEK
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 50 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip62.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin3,523$37,188
Clarkesville1,796$49,659
Cornelia4,204$33,906
Martin476$41,821
Mount Airy1,231$54,583
Tallulah Falls38$53,958

Toccoa Hospitals

Stephens County Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
163 Hospital Dr

Toccoa Public Schools

Liberty Elementary School
222 Old Liberty Hill Rd
ZIP: 30577
(706) 886-3934
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Stephens County High School
638 White Pine Rd
ZIP: 30577
(706) 886-6825
High
Total Enrollment 1122
Stephens County Middle School
1315 Rose Ln
ZIP: 30577
(706) 886-2880
Middle
Total Enrollment 926
Toccoa Elementary School
304 N Pond St
ZIP: 30577
(706) 886-3194
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
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