Ellijay, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 1,719 (81% urban, 19% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 
Males: 971  (56.5%)
Females: 748  (43.5%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30175.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,895 (it was $22,120 in 2000)
Ellijay:

$44,895
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,086 (it was $13,740 in 2000)

Ellijay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $183,898 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
Ellijay:

$183,898
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $186,697; detached houses: $202,377; mobile homes: $67,039

Median gross rent in 2017: $698.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ellijay: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.2%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Ellijay, GA (2010)
    • 1,07666.5%White alone
    • 49730.7%Hispanic
    • 181.1%Black alone
    • 161.0%Two or more races
    • 70.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

Races in Ellijay detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 101 registered sex offenders living in Ellijay, Georgia as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ellijay is 23 to 1.


Crime rates in Ellijay by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.5)
2
(118.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(173.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.3)
3
(182.9)
4
(242.1)
3
(177.4)
6
(351.9)
2
(115.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(429.4)
13
(792.7)
3
(181.6)
7
(414.0)
6
(351.9)
5
(288.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
14
(858.9)
46
(2,805)
36
(2,179)
33
(1,952)
54
(3,167)
51
(2,943)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.3)
2
(122.0)
1
(60.5)
3
(177.4)
2
(117.3)
3
(173.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)0.00.00.00.081.6214.0219.7251.3231.1313.3

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City-data.com crime index in Ellijay, GA

Crime rate in Ellijay detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.35
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (11.5%), Irish (6.7%), English (4.4%), European (2.5%), German (1.9%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 2.68 square miles.

Population density: 642 people per square mile   (low).

Ellijay, Georgia map

692 residents are foreign born (26.1% Latin America).

This city:

26.6%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,049 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $952 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roswell, GA (46.4 miles , pop. 79,334).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (64.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (523.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

East Ellijay, GA (1.0 miles ),
Carters Lake, GA (2.3 miles ),
Cartecay, GA (2.5 miles ),
Cherry Log, GA (2.8 miles),
Rich Mountain, GA (2.9 miles ),
Talking Rock, GA (3.6 miles),
Blue Ridge, GA (3.9 miles ),
Jasper, GA (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 84.48 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Georgia's Apple Capital

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,336 (+166.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 638 (59.9%)

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Ellijay, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ellijay, GA in 2017
Ellijay satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $237,700
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $177,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Ellijay, GA residents
Average permit cost in Ellijay, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +363 (+29.7%).
Most common industries in Ellijay, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (23.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.8%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (33.8%)
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (13.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (2.5%)
  • Chemicals (2.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.1%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Ellijay, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Food processing workers (11.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (16.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)

Average climate in Ellijay, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Ellijay-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Ellijay city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 20.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ellijay-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 66.7 miles away from Ellijay center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Ellijay center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 127.5 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 244.7 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 182.2 miles away from the city 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 321.3 miles away from Ellijay 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ellijay topographic map

Main business address for: APPALACHIAN BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Ellijay:

  • NORTH GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1362 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • GILMER NH (JASPER HWY S BOX 346)
  • DAVITA ELLIJAY DIALYSIS (449 INDUSTRIAL BLVD #240)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES ELLIJAY (941 PROGRESS ROAD)

Airports located in Ellijay:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ellijay:

  • Dalton State College (about 31 miles; Dalton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • University of North Georgia (about 31 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Lee University (about 40 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 41 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 42 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Kennesaw State University (about 46 miles; Kennesaw, GA; FT enrollment: 21,215)
  • Brenau University (about 47 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)

Public high school in Ellijay:

Private high schools in Ellijay:

  • NORTH GEORGIA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 104, Location: 191 HAROLD PRITCHETT RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 34, Location: 164 LEGION RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ellijay:

Private elementary/middle schools in Ellijay:

  • JOSEPHINE EDWARDS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 20, Location: 12472 HIGHWAY 515 N, Grades: PK-8)
  • PLEASANT HILLS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 14, Location: 2228 PLEASANT GAP CIR, Grades: PK-3)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ellijay: Ellijay Fire Department (A), Gilmer County Courthouse (B), Gilmer County Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Riverside Plaza Shopping Center (1), South Main Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Ellijay: APPALACHIAN BANCSHARES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ellijay include: First Baptist Church of Ellijay (A), Ellijay Church of Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ellijay Cemetery (1), Jarrett Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Ellijay River (A), Cartecay River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ellijay: Gilmer Fairground (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Ellijay Inn (92 South Main Street), Budget Inn (34 Jeff Drive).

Birthplace of: John Davis (offensive lineman) - Football player.

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

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

  • ELLIJAY-GILMER CO. WATER AUTH. (Population served: 13,010, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.4%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
99 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
105 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Ellijay (2011 data):

  • Community & Southern Bank: Appalachian Community Bank Branch at 829 Industrial Boulevard, branch established on 1995/03/03; Highlands Branch at 19 Highland Crossing, branch established on 2006/10/02. 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.
  • Regions Bank: Ellijay Main Branch at 187 South Main Street, branch established on 1974/08/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • United Community Bank: Of Gilmer Coun at 558 Industrial Boulevard, branch established on 1998/01/30. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Ellijay:

Marital status in Ellijay, GA
  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Ellijay:

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.8
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ellijay
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ellijay, GA (based on Gilmer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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:
Here:

20.9%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.6%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ellijay:

41.5%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ellijay:

24.3%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ellijay:

10.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

30.0%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Ellijay:

51.4%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Ellijay:

75.7%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ellijay, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$25,279$27,5770$0
Other Government Administration 4$10,364$31,0921$1,873
Firefighters 4$10,926$32,7786$2,511
Streets and Highways 3$5,756$23,0240$0
Police - Other 1$2,668$32,0160$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 23$54,993$28,6927$4,384

Ellijay government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $415,000 ($241.42)
    General - Other: $272,000 ($158.23)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $637,000 ($370.56)
    Central Staff Services: $400,000 ($232.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $260,000 ($151.25)
    Regular Highways: $116,000 ($67.48)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($29.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $50,000 ($29.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($16.29)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($4.07)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($2.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $15,000 ($8.73)
    Other - Libraries: $4,000 ($2.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $145,000 ($84.35)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($9.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $821,000 ($477.60)

Ellijay government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.58)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $637,000 ($370.56)
    Other: $247,000 ($143.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $184,000 ($107.04)
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($6.40)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $272,000 ($158.23)
  • Tax - Property: $310,000 ($180.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $269,000 ($156.49)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $76,000 ($44.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $69,000 ($40.14)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $33,000 ($19.20)
    Other: $16,000 ($9.31)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000 ($6.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($3.49)
    Other License: $4,000 ($2.33)

Ellijay government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $362,000 ($210.59)

8.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pickens County, GA  0.59% ($41,000 average AGI)
from Cherokee County, GA  0.55% ($53,018)
from Fannin County, GA  0.47% ($33,298)


6.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pickens County, GA  0.71% ($32,314 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, GA  0.67% ($47,470)
to Fannin County, GA  0.57% ($36,518)
Businesses in Ellijay, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
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Strongest AM radio stations in Ellijay:

  • WPGY (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ellijay:

  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • 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 Ellijay:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • Ellijay, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count46
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents76
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:10
  • Fatalities54
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents124
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count27841
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents43042
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons7696
  • Fatalities30652
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents69378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3601
See more detailed statistics of Ellijay fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 312ft / 95.4mTotal length
  • $10,251,000Total costs
  • 136,272Total average daily traffic
  • 7,811Total average daily truck traffic
  • 203,118Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ellijay, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ellijay, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ellijay)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 169 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Ellijay, GA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 185 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ellijay)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ellijay)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 107. The highest number of fires - 193 took place in 2016, and the least - 8 in 2005. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Ellijay, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.6%), and Structure Fires (32.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ellijay, GA
    • 84549.6%Outside Fires
    • 55132.3%Structure Fires
    • 25715.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 513.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ellijay, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellijay, Georgia:

  • Stratford Motor Inn, 79 Maddox Cir, Ellijay, Georgia 30540 , Phone: (706) 276-1080, Fax: (706) 276-1080
  • COMFORT INN & SUITES, 234 Highland Pkwy, Ellijay, Georgia 30540 , Phone: (706) 515-6000, Fax: (706) 515-6000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellijay, Georgia
Most common first names in Ellijay, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11373.3 years
John9774.0 years
William9374.9 years
Mary6979.6 years
Robert6669.8 years
Charles5370.6 years
George3873.4 years
Ruth2874.3 years
Thomas2875.0 years
Henry2680.6 years
Most common last names in Ellijay, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis8774.1 years
Parks5776.6 years
Weaver4876.9 years
Jones4774.1 years
Smith4674.9 years
Reece3777.8 years
Sanford3672.4 years
Johnson3178.9 years
Cantrell3073.8 years
Wright2676.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ellijay, GA
  • 58.4%Utility gas
  • 20.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ellijay, GA
  • 54.4%Electricity
  • 37.9%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ellijay compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Ellijay on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
There are 33 pilots and 26 other airmen in this city.
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