Yonah, Georgia

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Population in 2010: 507.
Males: 196  (38.7%)
Females: 311  (61.3%)
Median resident age:

65.3 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,603
Yonah:

$46,603
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,024

Yonah CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,152
Yonah:

$173,152
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $239,430; detached houses: $236,340
March 2019 cost of living index in Yonah: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.7%
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  • Races in Yonah, GA (2010)
    • 48595.7%White alone
    • 81.6%Two or more races
    • 61.2%American Indian alone
    • 51.0%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: Scandinavian (24.1%), English (12.1%), Italian (11.5%), Scotch-Irish (10.3%), Irish (9.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1540 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (49.3 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (71.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (541.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cleveland, GA (1.8 miles ),
Helen, GA (2.1 miles ),
Sautee Nacoochee, GA (2.3 miles ),
Mossy Creek, GA (2.7 miles ),
Clermont, GA (3.4 miles ),
Three Sisters Mountains, GA (3.5 miles ),
Demorest, GA (3.6 miles ),
Clarkesville, GA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 34.64 N, Longitude: 83.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

Distribution of median household income in Yonah, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Yonah, GA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Georgia:

3.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.87
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00281. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00281
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Yonah-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Yonah place center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Yonah-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 89.8 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 107.3 miles away from Yonah center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 80.9 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 246.7 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 218.2 miles away from the city 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 349.5 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 White County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Yonah:

  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)
  • WAUKA MOUNTAIN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • CHESTATEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; DAHLONEGA, GA)
  • OAKS AT SCENIC VIEW, THE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BALDWIN, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yonah:

  • Piedmont College (about 14 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 16 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 24 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 29 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 48 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 51 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Athens Technical College (about 51 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)

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Churches in Yonah include: Full Gospel Church (A), Asbestos Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Chambers Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Thurmond Creek (A), Freeman Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Yonah: White County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

White 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:

2.2 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.7%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Yonah:

Marital status in Yonah, GA
  • Never married: 3.8%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 44.2%

For population 25 years and over in Yonah:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Georgia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Yonah, GA (based on White County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,40922
Mainline Protestant2,56214
Catholic1,5021
Other31
None16,668-
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: 5
White County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
White County:

5.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
White County:

12.43 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

10.2%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
Georgia:

14.6%

8.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
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 Hall County, GA  1.50% ($33,635 average AGI)
from Habersham County, GA  0.99% ($37,582)
from Lumpkin County, GA  0.67% ($30,049)


7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
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  1.38% ($40,419 average AGI)
to Habersham County, GA  1.20% ($36,926)
to Lumpkin County, GA  0.52% ($46,468)

Strongest AM radio stations in Yonah:

  • WRWH (1350 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: NEWSIC, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Yonah:

  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Yonah:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Yonah fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2006 01:47 PM, Sr-75, Lat: 34.632980, Lon: -83.748250, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 1, 2005 10:09 PM, 88, Lat: 34.633120, Lon: -83.750730, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 12, 2001 11:53 AM, Sr-75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Apr 29, 2000 03:25 PM, Sr-75, Lat: 34.626727, Lon: -83.752369, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 8, 1999 10:15 PM, Sr-75, Lat: 34.626727, Lon: -83.752369, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 27, 1998 09:21 AM, Sr-75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.2mTotal length
  • $985,000Total costs
  • 11,500Total average daily traffic
  • 113Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,250Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Yonah, GA
  • 59.9%Electricity
  • 40.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Yonah, GA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Yonah 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Yonah on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
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