Mineral Bluff, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 3,228.
Males: 1,604  (49.7%)
Females: 1,624  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30559

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,614 (it was $27,780 in 2000)
Mineral Bluff:

$30,614
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,366 (it was $13,948 in 2000)

Mineral Bluff CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $130,529 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Mineral Bluff:

$130,529
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $162,996; Detached houses: $188,146; Townhouses or other attached units: $390,593; Mobile homes: $66,675
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  • White alone - 2,774 (97.2%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mineral Bluff: 150.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1560 feet

Land area: 43.9 square miles.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (very low).

Mineral Bluff, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Mineral Bluff:

  • High school or higher: 65.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mineral Bluff CCD:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 11.3%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Mineral Bluff, Georgia as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mineral Bluff to the number of sex offenders is 646 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Mineral Bluff CCD:  0.5% ($369)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Mineral Bluff satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (58.0 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (81.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (512.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Morganton, GA (2.0 miles ), Blue Ridge, GA (2.4 miles ), McCaysville, GA (2.7 miles ), Epworth, GA (2.8 miles ), Copperhill, TN (2.8 miles ), Ducktown, TN (3.2 miles ), Ivylog, GA (3.4 miles ), Higdon-Mobile, GA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 34.93 N, Longitude: 84.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Mineral Bluff household income distribution Mineral Bluff home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.8%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Private households (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)

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Average climate in Mineral Bluff, Georgia

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Tornado activity:

Mineral Bluff-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Mineral Bluff place 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 27.0 miles away from the place center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mineral Bluff-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 83.9 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 62.2 miles away from Mineral Bluff center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 124.5 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 227.1 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 201.7 miles away from Mineral Bluff 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 316.0 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 Fannin County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Mineral Bluff:

  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC BLUE RIDGE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BLUE RIDGE, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF BLUE RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLUE RIDGE, GA)
  • APPALACHIAN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BLAIRSVILLE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mineral Bluff:

  • University of North Georgia (about 32 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Lee University (about 39 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 41 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Dalton State College (about 44 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 46 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Piedmont College (about 48 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Brenau University (about 50 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)

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Notable location: Fannin County Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Mineral Bluff: Mineral Bluff Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Hemptown Creek (A), Young Stone Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fannin 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 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 39.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.0%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.1%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

6.1%
15 people in nursing homes in 2000

Mineral Bluff compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

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 Mineral Bluff CCD (based on Fannin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.45%
Here: 69.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents81.1%6.4%4.4%3.2%2.3%
Congregations66.0%11.3%3.8%7.5%1.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.0%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.2%
Congregations1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%1.9%
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 grocery stores: 8
Fannin County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Fannin County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

12.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Fannin County:

25.8%
Georgia:

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

13.4%
State:

14.6%

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,683 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
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 Gilmer County, GA  0.73% ($24,339 average AGI)
from Union County, GA  0.39% ($22,667)
from Polk County, TN  0.39% ($19,500)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,800 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Gilmer County, GA  0.51% ($27,487 average AGI)
to Polk County, TN  0.47% ($24,111)
to Union County, GA  0.42% ($32,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mineral Bluff:

  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKRK (1320 AM; 5 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: RADFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mineral Bluff:

  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., 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.)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • W250AJ (97.9 FM; COPPERHILL, TN; Owner: JOHN REYNOLDS)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W203BA (88.5 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mineral Bluff:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mineral Bluff, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 155
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 109
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 258
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

Mineral Bluff fatal accident list:

Aug 17, 1998 03:08 PM, Sr-60, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 1986 05:39 PM, 60sp, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Apr 23, 1976 11:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • B B CARTER, 258 Hardscrabble Road (#273177) (Lat: 34.926722 Lon: -84.280694), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A
  • b b carter, 258 Hardscrabble Road (#273177) (Lat: 34.926722 Lon: -84.280694), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, SUITE A

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi N (Lat: 34.957306 Lon: -84.271028), Call Sign: KIG756
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.360 MHz, 159.390 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/2003, Expiration Date: 08/11/2013
    Registrant: Gta Gfc Mineral Bluff, Macon, GA 31202-0819, Phone: (478) 751-3500, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mineral Bluff)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: SMITH HERSCHEL B RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16BL , Serial Number: 91314, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 04/08/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Herschel B Smith, 505 Old Salem Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
  • Aircraft: INIZIATIVE INDUSTRIALI ITALIAN SKY ARROW 600 SPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 467SA , Serial Number: LSA016, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 07/09/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Edward R Benson, 493 Harper Valley Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Mineral Bluff

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

Businesses in Mineral Bluff, GA

  • Penske: 1

Mineral Bluff on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Registered nurses"
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