Gillsville, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 240 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +23.1%
Males: 140  (58.5%)
Females: 100  (41.5%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 30543

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,073 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Gillsville:

$58,073
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,821 (it was $27,551 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $203,420 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Gillsville:

$203,420
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $182,037; detached houses: $185,437; mobile homes: $164,912

Median gross rent in 2019: $892.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gillsville: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.2%
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  • Races in Gillsville, GA (2019)
    • 26696.7%White alone
    • 20.7%Black alone
    • 20.7%Asian alone



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Gillsville, Georgia as of September 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gillsville is 23 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (43.3%), English (12.5%), Irish (10.8%), European (5.0%), Dutch (4.2%), Scottish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 211 people per square mile   (very low).

Gillsville, Georgia map

5 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

2.6%
Georgia:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $935 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $854 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (28.4 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (58.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (565.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Maysville, GA (2.4 miles ),
Lula, GA (2.4 miles ),
Homer, GA (2.8 miles ),
Talmo, GA (3.1 miles ),
Raoul, GA (3.1 miles ),
Pendergrass, GA (3.2 miles ),
Gainesville, GA (3.4 miles ),
Alto, GA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 34.31 N, Longitude: 83.64 W

Distribution of median household income in Gillsville, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gillsville, GA in 2019

Gillsville satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.0%
Georgia:

5.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+97.0%).
Most common industries in Gillsville, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (13.1%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Chemicals (6.1%)
  • Wood products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (17.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (14.3%)
  • Wood products (7.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (18.6%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Chemicals (9.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.0%)
  • Food (7.0%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (7.0%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (7.0%)
Most common occupations in Gillsville, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7.1%)
  • Woodworkers (7.1%)
  • Financial managers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.0%)
  • Lawyers (4.7%)

Average climate in Gillsville, 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 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.87
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 0.00139. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00139
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Gillsville-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the Gillsville city center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.6 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gillsville-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from Gillsville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 104.7 miles away from Gillsville center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 207.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 109.5 miles away from Gillsville 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 Banks County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gillsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gillsville:

  • BELL MINOR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • LANIER PARK HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT LANIER PARK REG (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • NEW HORIZONS NORTH (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST GA MC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • LANIER NORTH ICF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • UNITED HOSPICE INC GAINESVILLE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)

Airports located in Gillsville:

Amtrak station near Gillsville:

  • 12 miles: GAINESVILLE (104 SE 1ST AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gillsville:

  • Brenau University (about 11 miles; Gainesville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 15 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Piedmont College (about 19 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 26 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Athens Technical College (about 28 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Georgia (about 29 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 32,679)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 31 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Gillsville include: Gillsville Baptist Church (A), Midway Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gillsville Cemetery (1), Pine Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Gillsville: Gillsville Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Banks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

84.1%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.4%
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: 2.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Gillsville:

Marital status in Gillsville, GA
  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

For population 25 years and over in Gillsville:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Georgia average:

12.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gillsville, GA (based on Banks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,88324
Mainline Protestant7265
Other41
None7,782-
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 supercenters and club stores: 1
Banks County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Banks County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Banks County:

10.3%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Banks County:

29.1%
State:

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

15.3%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gillsville:

44.3%
Georgia:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.3
Georgia:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

9.2%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.0%
Georgia:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gillsville:

7.0
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

14.6%
Georgia:

33.5%

General health condition:
Gillsville:

60.6%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Gillsville:

86.9%
Georgia:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gillsville, GA Residents

Gillsville government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($79.17)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($108.33)
    General Public Buildings: $14,000 ($58.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($50.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($33.33)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($29.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($25.00)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($12.50)

Gillsville government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($16.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $38,000 ($158.33)
    Other: $34,000 ($141.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $34,000 ($141.67)
    Rents: $5,000 ($20.83)
  • Tax - Insurance Premiums Sales: $15,000 ($62.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $14,000 ($58.33)
    Property: $5,000 ($20.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($4.17)
    Other License: $1,000 ($4.17)

Gillsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $422,000 ($1758.33)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gillsville:

  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gillsville:

  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WLKQ-FM (102.3 FM; BUFORD, GA; Owner: LAKE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WPUP (103.7 FM; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC.)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gillsville:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.8mTotal length
  • $38,823,000Total costs
  • 15,444Total average daily traffic
  • 166Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,166Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gillsville, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gillsville, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gillsville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GILLSVILLE, 2 Miles Nnw Of (Lat: 34.335917 Lon: -83.651556), Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WLB593,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3730.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3890.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2005, Certifier: Dennis W Guard Jr., Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc., 2400 North Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 729-6406, Fax: (972) 729-2690, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gillsville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8939N, N8939N, N-8939N, Serial Number: 32-40741, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Clark E Hawkes, 537 Herbert Segars Rd, Gillsville, GA 30543

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 12. The highest number of fires - 27 took place in 2016, and the least - 3 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Gillsville, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.0%), and Structure Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gillsville, GA
    • 9449.0%Outside Fires
    • 6332.8%Structure Fires
    • 3417.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gillsville, GA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gillsville, GA
  • 46.6%Electricity
  • 28.8%Utility gas
  • 20.5%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gillsville, GA
  • 76.5%Electricity
  • 23.5%Utility gas


Gillsville compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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