Carters Lake, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 7,684.
Males: 3,913  (50.9%)
Females: 3,771  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30540

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,640 (it was $32,901 in 2000)
Carters Lake:

$35,640
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,243 (it was $14,827 in 2000)

Carters Lake CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $120,269 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Carters Lake:

$120,269
GA:

$141,600
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  • Races in Carters Lake, GA (2000)

    Carters Lake races chart
    • 5,78090.5%White alone
    • 5017.8%Hispanic
    • 470.7%Two or more races
    • 310.5%American Indian alone
    • 150.2%Black alone
    • 80.1%Asian alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Carters Lake: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 73.0 square miles.

Population density: 105 people per square mile   (very low).

Carters Lake, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Carters Lake:

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carters Lake CCD:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

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

Carters Lake CCD:  0.5% ($428)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Carters Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roswell, GA (43.9 miles , pop. 79,334).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (61.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (525.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ellijay, GA (2.3 miles ), East Ellijay, GA (2.4 miles ), Cartecay, GA (2.7 miles ), Talking Rock, GA (3.1 miles) , Red Bud, GA (3.6 miles ), Rich Mountain, GA (3.6 miles ), Ludville, GA (3.6 miles ), Ranger, GA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 34.64 N, Longitude: 84.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Carters Lake household income distribution Carters Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (16%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Carters Lake, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carters Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Carters Lake place center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 20.7 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carters Lake-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 62.0 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 86.7 miles away from Carters Lake center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 129.7 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 248.7 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 176.8 miles away from Carters Lake 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 321.9 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 Carters Lake:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES ELLIJAY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • DAVITA ELLIJAY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • PIEDMONT MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • MOUNTAINSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 16 miles away; JASPER, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF JASPER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; JASPER, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carters Lake:

  • Dalton State College (about 27 miles; Dalton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • University of North Georgia (about 34 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 40 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Lee University (about 41 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 43 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 21,215)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 43 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Berry College (about 44 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)

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Notable locations in Carters Lake: Gilmer County Fire Department Station 6 (A), Gilmer County Fire Department Station 7 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carters Lake include: Berean Church (A), Flat Creek Baptist Church (B), Pleasant Grove Church (C), Doll Mountain Church (D), Ridgeway Church (E), Mount Pisgah Church (F), Shady Grove Church (G), Cross Roads Church (H), Sunlight Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (1), Ridgeway Baptist Church Cemetery (2), Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (3), Sunlight Baptist Church Cemetery (4), Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (5), Berean Baptist Church Cemetery (6), Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: McCuller Lake (A), Carters Lake (B), Chitwood Lake (C), Miller-Grindley Pond (D), Timber Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mountaintown Creek (A), Gunstock Branch (B), Goble Branch (C), Flat Creek (D), Flat Branch (E), Fir Creek (F), Crooked Branch (G), Coley Creek (H), Banks Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carters Lake include: Doll Mountain Recreation Area (1), Harris Branch Recreation Area (2), Woodridge Branch Recreation Area (3), Ridgeway Recreation Area (4). 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 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.5%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

13.3%
Whole state:

13.0%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

6.1%
31 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Carters Lake 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Georgia average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carters Lake CCD (based on Gilmer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,15236
Mainline Protestant2,0438
Catholic1,1201
Other3813
None15,596-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,081 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pickens County, GA  0.63% ($20,140 average AGI)
from Fannin County, GA  0.43% ($27,487)
from Cherokee County, GA  0.38% ($34,629)


6.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.84%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fannin County, GA  0.61% ($24,339 average AGI)
to Pickens County, GA  0.61% ($27,589)
to Cherokee County, GA  0.55% ($29,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carters Lake:

  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPGY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carters Lake:

  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, 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.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WYYU (104.5 FM; DALTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carters Lake:

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

Carters Lake on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
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