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Population in 2012: 1,269 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.9%
 

Males: 639  (50.4%)
Females: 630  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  44.7 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30513.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,788 (it was $28,214 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$34,788
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,529

Blue Ridge city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,915 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$116,915
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $179,111; Detached houses: $202,414; In 2-unit structures: $403,279; Mobile homes: $56,090

Median gross rent in 2012: $663.

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  • White alone - 1,188 (92.1%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (4.5%)
  • Black alone - 15 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blue Ridge: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (20.8%), Irish (11.5%), German (8.6%), United States (5.8%), Scottish (4.0%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1722 feet

Land area: 2.17 square miles.

Population density: 584 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blue Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 64.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blue Ridge city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

88 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This city:  6.8%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Blue Ridge, Georgia as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blue Ridge to the number of sex offenders is 38 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $570 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (0.4%)

Blue Ridge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (55.0 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (76.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (515.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Morganton, GA (2.1 miles ), Mineral Bluff, GA (2.4 miles) , Epworth, GA (2.6 miles ), Cherry Log, GA (2.7 miles) , McCaysville, GA (2.9 miles ), Copperhill, TN (3.0 miles ), Higdon-Mobile, GA (3.0 miles) , Ducktown, TN (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $167,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.87 N, Longitude: 84.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,812 (+216.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 314 (60.4%)

Area code: 706

Blue Ridge household income distribution Blue Ridge home values distribution

Crime rates in Blue Ridge (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (79.1 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (158.1 per 100,000)
  • 43 thefts (3399.2 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (79.1 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 115.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime rates in Blue Ridge (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 14 assaults (1072.8 per 100,000)
  • 29 burglaries (2222.2 per 100,000)
  • 43 thefts (3295.0 per 100,000)
  • 10 auto thefts (766.3 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 367.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.90
Georgia average:

2.77

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -130 (-9.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (38%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Blue Ridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Blue Ridge city center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 22.0 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from Blue Ridge center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from Blue Ridge center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fannin County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Ridge topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack C. Robinson - Marine Corps Navy Cross recipient.


Hospitals/medical centers in Blue Ridge:

  • FANNIN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2855 OLD HIGHWAY 5 NORTH)
  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC BLUE RIDGE (Hospital, 5004 APPALACHIAN HWY, STE 4)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF BLUE RIDGE (Nursing Home, 9908 OUIDA STREET)
  • MOUNTAIN LAUREL CTR OF FANNIN REG HOSP (Nursing Home, PO BOX 1549)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Ridge:

  • North Georgia College & State University (about 31 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 4,201)
  • Lee University (about 38 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • Dalton State College (about 40 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 40 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 44 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Gainesville State College (about 51 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 6,068)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 55 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)

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Notable locations in Blue Ridge: Fannin County Fire Department Station 1 (A), Fannin County Courthouse (B), Blue Ridge City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Blue Ridge: First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Fannin County Heritage Foundation Inc (Historical Places & Services; 411 West First Street), Appalachian Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 144 Tammen Drive), Dixie Snacks (Amusement & Theme Parks; 135 McKinney Road).

Hotels: Douglas Inn & Suites (1192 Windy Ridge Road), Days Inn Blue Ridge (4970 Appalachian Highway), Blue Ridge-Days Inn (Highway 575 (515) & 76 Connector P.O. Box 1869).

 
Fannin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.15
U.S.:

3.08

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Ridge and their reported violations in the past:

BLUE RIDGE (Population served: 4243, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-1997)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1995 and JUL-16-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-05-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-1997)
CHERRY LOG MTN.-INDIAN ROCK (Population served: 283, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2000), St Public Notif received (FEB-05-2001)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-1998), St Boil Water Order (JUN-16-1998), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-15-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-27-1998)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-1998), St Boil Water Order (MAY-26-1998), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-15-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-27-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-1998), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-1998), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-15-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-27-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-16-1998), St Formal NOV issued (APR-16-1998), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-15-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-27-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1999 and JUL-24-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2003), St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2004), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-22-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2004)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CHERRY LOG MTN.-GRANNY LAKE (Population served: 265, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2003 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-2000 and MAY-14-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-03-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-14-2001 to MAY-14-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HOLLOWAY MOUNTAIN (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TOCCOA VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2002)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-1999, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-1999), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-1999)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (APR-23-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-1998)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
USFS-DEEP HOLE REC AREA (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2003)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
USFS-COOPER CREEK CAMPING AREA (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
ROCK CREEK #1 (Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-03-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-26-2003)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2001)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Ridge that have no violations reported:

  • RIVER BEND SUBDIVISION (Population served: 91, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.6%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blue Ridge, GA

93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Blue Ridge compared to Georgia state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Blue Ridge (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Valley Village Branch, Blue Ridge Branch, Blue Ridge Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • United Community Bank: Ingles Supermarket Branch at 5679 Appalachian Highway, branch established on 1987/04/08; Ucb North Georgia Branch at 4000 Appalachian Highway, branch established on 1986/08/01. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Citizens South Bank: Blue Ridge Branch at 220 Orvin Lance Connector, branch established on 2006/01/09. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,078.7 mil, Deposits: $878.1 mil, headquarters in Gastonia, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Blue Ridge Branch at 204 West Main Street, branch established on 1956/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Community & Southern Bank: Blue Ridge Branch at 150 Orvin Lance Connector, branch established on 2002/02/07. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $2,188.5 mil, Deposits: $1,690.2 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Community & Southern Holdings, Inc.
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Blue Ridge Branch at 2517 Appalachain Highway, branch established on 2006/11/14. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blue Ridge, Georgia:

  • Ramada Ltd-blue Ridge, 30 Overview Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 , Phone: (706) 632-4444
  • Douglas Inn & Suites, 1192 Windy RDG Rd, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 , Phone: (706) 258-3600, Fax: (706) 258-4944
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 83 Blue Rdg Overlook, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 , Phone: (706) 946-3333, Fax: (706) 946-6337
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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blue Ridge travel time to work - commute


Blue Ridge mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blue Ridge city (based on Fannin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.45%
Here69.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents81.1%6.4%4.4%3.2%2.3%
Congregations66.0%11.3%3.8%7.5%1.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.0%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.2%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Fannin County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Fannin County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

12.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Fannin County:

25.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$10,394$31,1829$5,530
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$432
Police Protection - Officers 9$26,578$35,4370$0
Correction 1$2,923$35,0760$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,582$32,5970$0
Sewerage 2$8,231$49,3860$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,150$25,8000$0
Water Supply 11$32,495$35,4490$0
Other and Unallocable 5$8,833$21,1990$0
Totals for Government 38$105,186$33,21710$5,962

Blue Ridge government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $94,000 ($74.07)
    Sewerage: $63,000 ($49.65)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $609,000 ($479.91)
    Sewerage: $406,000 ($319.94)
    Regular Highways: $397,000 ($312.84)
    Police Protection: $370,000 ($291.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $251,000 ($197.79)
    Central Staff Services: $244,000 ($192.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $103,000 ($81.17)
    General Public Buildings: $37,000 ($29.16)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($10.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($6.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($19.70)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($17.34)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $741,000 ($583.92)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($66.19)

Blue Ridge government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $427,000 ($336.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $279,000 ($219.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($11.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $298,000 ($234.83)
    All Other: $123,000 ($96.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $124,000 ($97.71)
    Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($37.04)
    Rents: $36,000 ($28.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $640,000 ($504.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($4.73)
  • Tax - Property: $266,000 ($209.61)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $190,000 ($149.72)
    NEC: $79,000 ($62.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $63,000 ($49.65)
    Public Utilities: $47,000 ($37.04)

Blue Ridge government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,529,000 ($1204.89)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $128,000 ($100.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,476,000 ($1163.12)
    Other, NEC: $99,000 ($78.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($41.77)
    Other, NEC: $29,000 ($22.85)

Blue Ridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $954,000 ($751.77)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $282,000 ($222.22)

8.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, TN  0.68% ($20,592 average AGI)
from Gilmer County, GA  0.52% ($33,947)
from Union County, GA  0.47% ($29,882)


5.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Gilmer County, GA  0.58% ($30,854 average AGI)
to Polk County, TN  0.44% ($25,000)
to Pickens County, GA  0.27% ($31,421)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W203BA (88.5 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W250AJ (97.9 FM; COPPERHILL, TN; Owner: JOHN REYNOLDS)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Ridge:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
Blue Ridge, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 9
  • Fatalities: 22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 69
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 95
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 147
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 246
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Blue Ridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 54 meters (177ft)
Total average daily traffic: 44,830
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,484

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blue Ridge)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Blue Ridge, GA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BLUE RIDGE, 333 W Highland St (Lat: 34.867556 Lon: -84.333528), Overall height: 95.4 m, Call Sign: WMS788
    Assigned Frequencies: 2168.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/14/2000
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, Phone: (202) 783-4141
  • AT03GI244, 100 Windy Ridge Road (Lat: 34.885500 Lon: -84.303389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQQY854
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2013, Expiration Date: 03/28/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • On Highland Circle 3.5 Miles Nw Of Blue Ridge (Lat: 34.906167 Lon: -84.369917), Call Sign: KIG843, Licensee ID: L00000846
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.540 MHz, 152.540 MHz
    Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/02/1998
    Registrant: Blue Ridge Telephone Company, Inc., E. 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
  • 542 Highland Cir (Lat: 34.906111 Lon: -84.369722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: KWA657
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.720 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/13/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018
    Registrant: Ewa 20925106, 122 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blue Ridge)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blue Ridge)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 69
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Blue Ridge


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Ridge, GA

Most common first names in Blue Ridge, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11073.9 years
William8774.7 years
John6076.6 years
Mary5381.0 years
Robert4068.3 years
Charles3571.9 years
Ruby2478.3 years
Joseph2378.5 years
Fred2273.1 years
Frank2274.1 years
Most common last names in Blue Ridge, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Patterson5675.1 years
Davenport3977.8 years
Green3976.0 years
Jones3177.7 years
Stanley3176.6 years
Davis2876.2 years
Thomas2882.1 years
Watkins2576.8 years
Miller2379.7 years
Allen2172.2 years
Businesses in Blue Ridge, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Curves1Subway1
DHL1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
Domino's Pizza1UPS5
FedEx3Waffle House1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Home Depot1
Browse common businesses in Blue Ridge, GA


Blue Ridge on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists"
  • #71 (30513) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joanne S. Walter (5)
  • James Clayton Bell (2)
  • Joanne Walters (1)
  • Douglas G. Nuelle (1)
  • Garland Ashe (1)
  • Harold C. Kingrey (1)
  • Robert D. Hutson,, Jr. (1)

Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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