Cartecay, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 3,910.
Males: 1,972  (50.4%)
Females: 1,938  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30540

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,019 (it was $32,723 in 2000)
Cartecay:

$33,019
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,648 (it was $16,467 in 2000)

Cartecay CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,896 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Cartecay:

$135,896
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $171,479; Detached houses: $207,512; Mobile homes: $67,526; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $19,746
Cartecay races chart
  • White alone - 3,082 (94.9%)
  • Hispanic - 135 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.06%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cartecay: 157.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1650 feet

Land area: 58.5 square miles.

Population density: 67 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Cartecay, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Cartecay:

  • High school or higher: 69.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cartecay CCD:

  • Never married: 13.3%
  • Now married: 70.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Cartecay CCD:  0.6% ($526)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Cartecay satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roswell, GA (40.2 miles , pop. 79,334).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (58.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (530.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: East Ellijay, GA (2.4 miles ), Ellijay, GA (2.5 miles ), Carters Lake, GA (2.7 miles ), Rich Mountain, GA (2.8 miles ), Talking Rock, GA (2.8 miles) , Jasper, GA (3.1 miles ), Cherry Log, GA (3.5 miles) , Nelson-Tate-Marble Hill, GA (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.61 N, Longitude: 84.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Cartecay household income distribution Cartecay home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (12%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Cartecay: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cartecay, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cartecay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the Cartecay place center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 17.6 miles away from the place center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cartecay-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 80% 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 68.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 122.4 miles away from Cartecay center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from Cartecay center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 327.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Cartecay:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES ELLIJAY (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • DAVITA ELLIJAY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAINSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF JASPER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAIN SIDE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; JASPER, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cartecay:

  • University of North Georgia (about 27 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Dalton State College (about 35 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 41 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 21,215)
  • Brenau University (about 41 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 42 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Lee University (about 46 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 47 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)

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Notable location: Gilmer County Prison Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cartecay include: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church (A), Mount Vernon Church (B), Clear Creek Church (C), Talona Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery (1), Talona Baptist Church Cemetery (2), Whitestone Baptist Church Cemetery (3), Yukon Cemetery (4), Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (5), Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Montag Lake (A), Nalls Lake (B), Diamond Lure Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Turkey Creek (A), Owltown Creek (B), Licklog Creek (C), Clear Creek (D), Fausett Creek (E), Price Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.1%
Whole state:  70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  4.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.1%

Cartecay compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cartecay CCD (based on Gilmer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.85%
Here: 36.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionOld Missionary Baptists AssociationsUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents51.8%15.5%12.4%4.4%3.0%
Congregations34.2%10.5%15.8%7.9%5.3%
NameCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.5%2.0%2.6%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%15.8%
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: 5
Gilmer County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gilmer County:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Gilmer County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Gilmer County:

25.2%
Georgia:

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

20.9%
State:

14.6%

9.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200545,737 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.30%
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 Cherokee County, GA  0.65% ($52,125 average AGI)
from Cobb County, GA  0.65% ($83,679)
from Pickens County, GA  0.56% ($26,854)


6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200636,827 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
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 Pickens County, GA  0.73% ($31,623 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, GA  0.71% ($48,695)
to Fannin County, GA  0.46% ($33,947)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cartecay:

  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cartecay:

  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLCL (105.7 FM; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W215AY (90.9 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W265BD (100.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cartecay:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Cartecay on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products"
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