Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia

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Population in July 2007: 12,508.
Males: 6,321  (50.5%)
Females: 6,187  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Georgia median age:

33.4 years

Zip code: 30533

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,892 (it was $42,813 in 2000)
Three Sisters Mountains:

$49,892
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,688 (it was $19,482 in 2000)

Three Sisters Mountains CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $183,758 (it was $96,000 in 2000)
Three Sisters Mountains:

$183,758
GA:

$173,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Three Sisters Mountains: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Three Sisters Mountains, GA (2000)
    • 9,31593.6%White alone
    • 2732.7%Hispanic
    • 1401.4%Two or more races
    • 961.0%Black alone
    • 740.7%American Indian alone
    • 310.3%Asian alone
    • 110.1%Other race alone
    • 70.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Three Sisters Mountains detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 144.2 square miles.

Population density: 87 people per square mile   (very low).

Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Three Sisters Mountains CCD:

0.8% ($776)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (39.1 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (61.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (543.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Dahlonega, GA (1.8 miles ),
Cleveland, GA (3.2 miles ),
Clermont, GA (3.2 miles ),
Yonah, GA (3.5 miles ),
Murrayville, GA (3.5 miles ),
Suches, GA (3.7 miles ),
Mossy Creek, GA (3.7 miles ),
Dawsonville, GA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 34.55 N, Longitude: 83.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Distribution of median household income in Three Sisters Mountains, GA in 2017
Three Sisters Mountains satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Three Sisters Mountains, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.1%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Three Sisters Mountains, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)

Average climate in Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia average temperatures Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia average precipitation Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia humidity Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia wind speed Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia snowfall Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia sunshine Three Sisters Mountains, Georgia clear and cloudy days
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 14.1 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 18.8 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 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00139
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

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

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Three Sisters Mountains place center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 22.5 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Three Sisters Mountains-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% 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 95.1 miles away from Three Sisters Mountains 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 96.7 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 86.3 miles away from Three Sisters Mountains 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 252.7 miles away from Three Sisters Mountains 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 206.4 miles away from Three Sisters Mountains 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 347.9 miles away from Three Sisters Mountains 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 Lumpkin County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Three Sisters Mountains:

  • CHESTATEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; DAHLONEGA, GA)
  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)
  • WAUKA MOUNTAIN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • RCG LAKE LANIER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • COMPASSIONATE HEALTHCARE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)

Amtrak station near Three Sisters Mountains:

  • 20 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 Three Sisters Mountains:

  • University of North Georgia (about 4 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 19 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 23 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Piedmont College (about 23 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 40 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 42 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 49 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,140)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Three Sisters Mountains: DeSoto Falls Recreation Area (A), Chestatee Knoll Campground (B), Water Creek Campground (C), Chestatee Overlook (D), Dockery Lake Campground (E), Woody Gap Campground (F), DeSoto Falls Scenic Area (G), Hidden Valley Campground (H), Turners Campsites (I), Dahlonega - Lumpkin County Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (J), Dahlonega - Lumpkin County Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Three Sisters Mountains include: Philippi Church (A), Cavenders Creek Church (B), Mount Pisgah Church (C), Macedonia Church (D), Mount Sinai Church (E), Hickory Grove Church (F), Yahoola Church (G), New Cavender Church (H), Mount Olive Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Dollar Lake (A), Burgess Lake (B), Whitners Lake (C), Dockery Lake (D), Ricketts Lake (E), Rodgers Lake (F), Lake Arthur (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Waters Creek (A), Ward Creek (B), Walnut Cove Creek (C), Walker Creek (D), Walden Creek (E), Tesnatee Creek (F), Tate Creek (G), Robison Creek (H), Pruitt Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Three Sisters Mountains include: Vogel State Park (1), Chestatee Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lumpkin 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 place:

2.6 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.5%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.3%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.1%
6 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Three Sisters Mountains:

Marital status in Three Sisters Mountains, GA
  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Three Sisters Mountains:

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Georgia average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Three Sisters Mountains, GA (based on Lumpkin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,38617
Mainline Protestant2,5326
Catholic1,2541
Black Protestant1791
Other732
None22,542-
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: 2
Lumpkin County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lumpkin County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.6%
Georgia:

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

12.9%
Georgia:

14.6%

10.13% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.13%
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 Forsyth County, GA  1.40% ($49,351 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  1.32% ($36,181)
from Dawson County, GA  1.22% ($38,897)


9.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
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 Hall County, GA  1.63% ($39,723 average AGI)
to Forsyth County, GA  1.09% ($37,135)
to Dawson County, GA  0.90% ($36,849)

Strongest AM radio stations in Three Sisters Mountains:

  • 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.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Three Sisters Mountains:

  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Three Sisters Mountains:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.4mTotal length
  • $1,418,000Total costs
  • 3,770Total average daily traffic
  • 37Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,655Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Three Sisters Mountains, GA
  • 45.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 44.8%Electricity
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Three Sisters Mountains, GA
  • 48.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Three Sisters Mountains 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.

Three Sisters Mountains on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: painters and paperhangers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: supervisors of construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
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