Hiawassee, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 911 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.7%
 
Males: 348  (38.3%)
Females: 563  (61.7%)
Median resident age:

71.0 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 30546.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,138 (it was $26,615 in 2000)
Hiawassee:

$47,138
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,963 (it was $19,957 in 2000)

Hiawassee town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $319,053 (it was $144,000 in 2000)
Hiawassee:

$319,053
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $322,174; detached houses: $346,350; townhouses or other attached units: $304,653; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $226,116; mobile homes: $101,070

Median gross rent in 2019: $687.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hiawassee: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.4%
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  • Races in Hiawassee, GA (2019)
    • 75891.2%White alone
    • 425.1%Hispanic
    • 141.7%Black alone
    • 50.6%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Hiawassee, Georgia as of October 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hiawassee is 41 to 1.


Crime rates in Hiawassee by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

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)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(120.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(108.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(119.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(111.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(217.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(714.3)
5
(572.1)
6
(696.1)
4
(483.1)
5
(560.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(112.0)
1
(109.5)
1
(109.8)
2
(217.2)
5
(545.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(714.3)
9
(1,030)
6
(696.1)
1
(120.8)
5
(560.5)
14
(1,554)
8
(895.9)
11
(1,205)
13
(1,427)
5
(542.9)
2
(218.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(3,095)
25
(2,860)
26
(3,016)
20
(2,415)
22
(2,466)
39
(4,329)
19
(2,128)
32
(3,505)
19
(2,086)
25
(2,714)
17
(1,856)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(119.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(111.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(219.5)
3
(325.7)
2
(218.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A0
(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)
City-Data.com crime index361.9300.9308.6298.3250.0324.1170.2246.4222.8368.1216.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Hiawassee, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.54
Georgia average:

1.98
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Ancestries: American (19.2%), English (10.1%), German (9.4%), Irish (7.7%), European (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1980 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 541 people per square mile   (low).

Hiawassee, Georgia map

45 residents are foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This town:

5.4%
Georgia:

10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,473 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,364 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (68.4 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (90.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (521.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Macedonia, GA (1.9 miles ),
Young Harris, GA (2.3 miles ),
Hayesville, NC (2.8 miles ),
Tate City, GA (3.4 miles),
Blairsville, GA (3.5 miles ),
Ivylog, GA (4.1 miles ),
Helen, GA (4.1 miles ),
Andrews, NC (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.95 N, Longitude: 83.76 W

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Hiawassee, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hiawassee, GA in 2019
Hiawassee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $403,700
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $425,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $327,500
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $434,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Hiawassee, GA residents
Average permit cost in Hiawassee, GA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Georgia:

5.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +259 (+47.2%).
Most common industries in Hiawassee, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.5%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.1%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.9%)
  • Health care (18.8%)
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
  • Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Hiawassee, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
  • Construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (10.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.8%)
  • Carpenters (7.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)

Average climate in Hiawassee, 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
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 40.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Hiawassee-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Hiawassee town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 35.7 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hiawassee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.9 miles away from Hiawassee center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from Hiawassee center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 111.1 miles away from Hiawassee 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 183.0 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) earthquake occurred 225.4 miles away from Hiawassee center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 111.1 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 Towns County (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Hiawassee:

  • CHATUGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 110 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • REGENCY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA (236 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • CHATUGE REGIONAL NURSING HOME (386 BELAIRE DRIVE)
  • TOWNS COUNTY NURSING HOME (MAIN ST BOX 509)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hiawassee:

  • Piedmont College (about 30 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 32 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Western Carolina University (about 43 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Brenau University (about 45 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 50 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Clemson University (about 56 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 59 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)

Public high school in Hiawassee:

Private high school in Hiawassee:

  • EASTGATE LIFE ACADEMY (Students: 27, Location: 227 CHATUGE WAY, Grades: KG-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hiawassee:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • five free hardcourt tennis courts. also courtesy use of courts at young harris university. a good recreation center with a modest charge.

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Towns County Fire and Rescue Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Hiawassee include: McConnell Church (A), Hiawassee Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Osborn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Hog Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Brasstown Bald Visitors Center (Brasstown Bald).

Hotels: Boundary Waters Resort & Marina (528 Sunnyside Road), Fieldstone Inn (3499 Highway 76 East), Deer Lodge Dining Room & Cabins (Hiawassee Riv), Enota Mountain Retreat Conference Center Bed and Breakfast (1000 Highway 180).

Courts: Towns County Government - Clerk of Superior Court (48 River Street), Towns County Government - Judge of Superior Court (48 River Street).

Towns 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 town:

1.7 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

44.5%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
113 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
112 people in nursing homes in 2000
36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Hiawassee (2011 data):

  • Citizens South Bank: Hiawassee Branch at 20 South Main Street, branch established on 1909/07/21. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,078.7 mil, Deposits: $878.1 mil, headquarters in Gastonia, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • SCBT National Association: Hiawassee Banking Center Branch at 232 B Chatuge Way, branch established on 2007/07/23. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • United Community Bank: Ucb Towns County Branch at 214 North Main Street, branch established on 1986/03/28. 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.
  • Stephens Federal Bank: Hiawassee Branch at 89 Franks Street, branch established on 1998/02/17. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $185.2 mil, Deposits: $171.4 mil, headquarters in Toccoa, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Hiawassee:

Marital status in Hiawassee, GA
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 25.8%
  • Divorced: 19.6%

For population 25 years and over in Hiawassee:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Georgia average:

12.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Hiawassee
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hiawassee, GA (based on Towns County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,54420
Mainline Protestant8854
Other11
None5,041-
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: 3
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Towns County:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

19.32 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Towns County:

25.9%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Towns County:

15.8%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hiawassee:

56.1%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hiawassee:

54.6%
Georgia:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Hiawassee:

28.4
Georgia:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hiawassee:

17.5%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hiawassee:

14.2%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

40.2%
Georgia:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

58.5%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
State:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hiawassee, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 7$22,944$39,3330$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$14,827$44,4812$326
Financial Administration 2$9,610$57,6601$1,329
Sewerage 2$8,403$50,4180$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,331$25,9864$1,771
Totals for Government 17$60,116$42,4357$3,426

Hiawassee government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $62,000 ($68.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($50.49)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,170,000 ($1284.30)
    Sewerage: $698,000 ($766.19)
    General - Other: $650,000 ($713.50)
    Police Protection: $407,000 ($446.76)
    Financial Administration: $329,000 ($361.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($5.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $222,000 ($243.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $66,000 ($72.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,000 ($8.78)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($3.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $96,000 ($105.38)

Hiawassee government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,174,000 ($1288.69)
    Other: $679,000 ($745.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $199,000 ($218.44)
    Other: $16,000 ($17.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $184,000 ($201.98)
    Interest Earnings: $15,000 ($16.47)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($6.59)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($4.39)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $707,000 ($776.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($37.32)
  • Tax - Property: $214,000 ($234.91)
    Other Selective Sales: $101,000 ($110.87)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $61,000 ($66.96)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $58,000 ($63.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $37,000 ($40.61)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $21,000 ($23.05)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $19,000 ($20.86)
    Other: $13,000 ($14.27)
    Other License: $12,000 ($13.17)

Hiawassee government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,763,000 ($5228.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,424,000 ($4856.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000 ($373.22)

Hiawassee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,455,000 ($1597.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $467,000 ($512.62)

10.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.16%
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 Union County, GA  1.15% ($40,265 average AGI)
from Clay County, NC  0.80% ($37,176)


6.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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 Union County, GA  1.27% ($42,019 average AGI)
to Clay County, NC  0.51% ($45,762)
Businesses in Hiawassee, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Circle K1McDonald's1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Ramada1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS3

Strongest AM radio stations in Hiawassee:

  • WZCM (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; YOUNG HARRIS, GA; Owner: YOUNG HARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKRK (1320 AM; 5 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: RADFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WCVP (600 AM; 1 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hiawassee:

  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Hiawassee:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W07BB (Channel 7; HIAWASSEE, ETC., GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY TV BOOSTER CLUB,INC)
  • W10AM (Channel 10; HIAWASSEE, ETC., GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY TV BOOSTER CLUB,INC)
  • W13AX (Channel 13; HIAWASSEE, ETC., GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY TV BOOSTER CLUB, INC)
  • W42AT (Channel 42; HAYESVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W04BJ (Channel 4; YOUNG HARRIS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • Hiawassee, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents21
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents37
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count15573
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents23756
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4628
  • Fatalities17113
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38429
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1938
See more detailed statistics of Hiawassee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 60.6mTotal length
  • $36,021,000Total costs
  • 46,824Total average daily traffic
  • 797Total average daily truck traffic
  • 70,236Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hiawassee, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hiawassee, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hiawassee)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Hiawassee, GA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • HIAWASSEE, Highway 17-75-76 (Lat: 34.951472 Lon: -83.758222), Overall height: 11.3 m, Call Sign: WSL89, Licensee ID: L00018312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Standard Telephone Company, 2000 Industrial Blvd, Cornelia, GA 30531
  • BRASSTOWN, 6.1 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 34.874250 Lon: -83.811000), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WSL90, Licensee ID: L00018312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Standard Telephone Company, 2000 Industrial Blvd, Cornelia, GA 30531
  • ATT 71800, 50 Shake Rag Road (Lat: 34.953750 Lon: -83.730222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 61.9 m, Overall height: 65.2 m, Call Sign: WQRI255,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/2013, Expiration Date: 05/17/2023, Certifier: Chris Harris, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • HIABTB, 2941 Ga-180 Spur (Lat: 34.874222 Lon: -83.807778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WRFS266, Licensee ID: L01166198,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2020, Expiration Date: 04/21/2030, Certifier: Brian Corman, Registrant: Bob, LLC Dba Business Only Broadband, 999 Oak Creek Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 590-6006, Email:
  • HIASWC, 1600 Earl Rd (Lat: 34.922500 Lon: -83.696667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WRFS267, Licensee ID: L01166198,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2020, Expiration Date: 04/21/2030, Certifier: Brian Corman, Registrant: Bob, LLC Dba Business Only Broadband, 999 Oak Creek Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 590-6006, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hiawassee)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hiawassee)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 58 took place in 2002, and the least - 14 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Hiawassee, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (47.3%), and Structure Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hiawassee, GA
    • 31947.3%Outside Fires
    • 22633.5%Structure Fires
    • 10315.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 263.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hiawassee, GA
Most common first names in Hiawassee, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6274.8 years
William5877.4 years
John5376.6 years
Mary3981.3 years
Robert3074.7 years
Frank2178.3 years
Charles2170.5 years
Ruth1787.1 years
George1678.4 years
Thomas1573.2 years
Most common last names in Hiawassee, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garrett4578.8 years
Nicholson3577.7 years
Ledford3476.4 years
Shook2876.2 years
Taylor2878.5 years
Eller2781.8 years
Rogers2675.4 years
Burch2477.8 years
Arrowood2376.3 years
Brown2380.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hiawassee, GA
  • 49.8%Electricity
  • 45.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hiawassee, GA
  • 90.2%Electricity
  • 6.8%Wood
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Hiawassee compared to Georgia state average:

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

Hiawassee on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sweden (population 500+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents"
There are 11 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Arthur Dickson Cannon, Iii (2)
  • Charles Frances Coxe, Jr. (1)
  • William Wendel (1)
  • Joseph Matwick, Jr. (1)
  • Silvia Araquistain (1)
  • Russell Bruce Owens (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2021.