Gillsville, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 245 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.6%
Males: 119  (48.7%)
Females: 126  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip code: 30543

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,284 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Gillsville:

$36,284
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,128 (it was $27,551 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $88,710 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Gillsville:

$88,710
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $233,804; Detached houses: $235,505; Mobile homes: $121,542

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 227 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gillsville: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.9%), English (15.1%), Irish (13.2%), German (5.0%), Italian (5.0%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 1.14 square miles.

Population density: 215 people per square mile   (very low).

Gillsville, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Gillsville:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gillsville city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Gillsville, Georgia as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gillsville to the number of sex offenders is 15 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $931 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $367 (0.6%)

Gillsville satellite photo by USGS

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

Gillsville household income distribution Gillsville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +96 (+97.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Average climate in Gillsville, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly above Georgia state average. It is 82% smaller 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, Depth: 12.2 mi) 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 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 270.0 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 217.1 miles away from Gillsville center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 223.4 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 Banks County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00158
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.3%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Gillsville 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Gillsville travel time to work - commute Gillsville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (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 Gillsville city (based on Banks County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.54%
Here: 46.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents76.3%8.1%7.9%6.2%1.6%
Congregations54.8%6.5%9.7%19.4%9.7%
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 supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Banks County:

29.1%
Georgia:

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

15.3%
State:

14.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$175
Totals for Government 0$0 7$175

Gillsville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $30,000 ($122.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($36.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($36.73)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($20.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($12.24)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($12.24)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($12.24)

Gillsville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $28,000 ($114.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($57.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000 ($106.12)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($36.73)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($16.33)

Gillsville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $115,000 ($469.39)

8.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
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 Habersham County, GA  1.61% ($24,753 average AGI)
from Jackson County, GA  1.59% ($27,477)
from Hall County, GA  1.16% ($38,781)


9.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.58%
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 Jackson County, GA  2.10% ($30,280 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  2.00% ($28,018)
to Hall County, GA  1.18% ($28,712)

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.)

Gillsville fatal accident list:

Aug 5, 1993 04:30 PM, 52, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6063J , Serial Number: A1500363, Year manufactured: 1972
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas Cochran, R 1, Gillsville, GA 30543

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Gillsville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gillsville, GA

Gillsville on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
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