For population 25 years and over in Ellijay:
For population 15 years and over in Ellijay city:
329 residents are foreign born (19.1% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,017 (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 ), Rich Mountain, GA (2.9 miles ), Talking Rock, GA (3.6 miles) , Blue Ridge, GA (3.9 miles ), Jasper, GA (4.0 miles ), Higdon-Mobile, GA (4.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 84.48 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Georgia's Apple Capital
Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,168 (+263.1%)
Area code: 706
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: +363 (+29.7%).
Work and jobs in Ellijay: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ellijay, Georgia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ellijay-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 104% 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 significantly above Georgia state average. It is 75% 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 the city 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 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 48.9 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 31.0 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 56.5 miles away from Ellijay 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 85.3 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 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).
Birthplace of: John Davis (offensive lineman) - Player of football.
Hospital/medical center in Ellijay:
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Airports located in Ellijay:
Local government website: WWW.CITYOFELLIJAY.COM
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ellijay:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Ellijay:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Ellijay and their reported violations in the past:ELLIJAY-GILMER CO. WATER AUTH. (Population served: 9362, Surface_water):
Past health violations:L & R CAMPGROUND WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 606, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:SUE`S LOG CABIN RESTAURANT (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 46.5%
(36.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 71.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.8% for other race residents, 92.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
105 people in nursing homes
Ellijay compared to Georgia state average:
Banks with branches in Ellijay (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Ellijay (based on Gilmer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.85%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ellijay government finances in 2006 (per resident):
9.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,737 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,827 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Ellijay, Georgia:See more detailed statistics of Ellijay fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 37 meters (121ft)
Total costs: $2,162,000
Total average daily traffic: 41,060
Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic: 61,590
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ellijay)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:117 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ellijay, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ellijay)
FAA Registered Aircraft:13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ellijay)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Ellijay on our top lists:
Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2013.