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Median resident age:  34.0 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30540

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,199 (it was $32,901 in 2000)
Carters Lake:

$33,199
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,691

Carters Lake CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $122,103 (it was $77,900 in 2000)
Carters Lake:

$122,103
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $133,075; Detached houses: $170,982; Townhouses or other attached units: $223,279; Mobile homes: $62,569; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $78,022

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Carters Lake races chart
  • White alone - 5,780 (90.5%)
  • Hispanic - 501 (7.8%)
  • Two or more races - 47 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carters Lake: 148.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Carters Lake-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 113% 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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 76% 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 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 53.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.3 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 31.9 miles away from Carters Lake center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 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 Gilmer 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).

Hospitals/medical centers near Carters Lake:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES ELLIJAY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 5 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)
  • DAVITA ELLIJAY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ELLIJAY, GA)

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

  • Dalton State College (about 28 miles; Dalton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,413)
  • North Georgia College & State University (about 34 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 4,201)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 40 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Lee University (about 41 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 43 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 16,535)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 43 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 46 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

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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
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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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Carters Lake, GA

31 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Carters Lake compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.85%
Here36.9%
USA50.2%

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 2005 ($45,737 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 2006 ($36,827 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 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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