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Ellijay township, NC map Land area: 25.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,429 (all rural)
Males: 1,199  (49.4%)
Females: 1,230  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,429 (2,121 owner occupied, 308 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in Ellijay township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 46.9
Median age of females: 48.8

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Average household size: 2.28

Ellijay township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.70

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,984 ($30,491 in 1999)
This township:

$33,984
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $457 (lower quartile is $422, upper quartile is $539)
Here:

$457
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $153,520 (it was $82,300 in 2000)
Ellijay township:

$153,520
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,567 - $239,626

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $215,874
Here:

$215,874
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $239,036
Here:

$239,036
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $53,415
Here:

$53,415
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,790
Here:

$18,790
State:

$48,806
Population density: 96 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

17.0%
Whole state:

12.3%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

5.5%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Ellijay township include: Ellijay Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Sugar Fork Church (C), Salem Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Camp Branch (A), Ellijay Creek (B), Cross Branch (C), Bryson Branch (D), Battle Branch (E), Moses Branch (F), Arnold Branch (G), Mashburn Branch (H), Lickskillet Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 32 (100% naturalized citizens)

Ellijay township:  1.3%
State:  5.3%

62% of Ellijay township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 17% lived in North Carolina.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1105
  • Northeast: 302
  • Midwest: 280
  • South: 557
  • West: 59

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,000

Ellijay township, North Carolina satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,221
  • One, attached: 8
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • Mobile homes: 352
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Median worth of mobile homes: $44,700


Housing units in Ellijay township with a mortgage: 249 (16 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 324

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 110
  • 1990 to 1994: 193
  • 1980 to 1989: 475
  • 1970 to 1979: 433
  • 1960 to 1969: 152
  • 1950 to 1959: 114
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 82

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellijay township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 220
  • 5 rooms: 225
  • 6 rooms: 169
  • 7 rooms: 108
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9 or more rooms: 63

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellijay township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 32
  • 5 rooms: 65
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ellijay township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 303
  • 3 bedrooms: 455
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 31

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellijay township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 79
  • 3 bedrooms: 31
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Ellijay township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 93
  • 1 vehicle: 268
  • 2 vehicles: 373
  • 3 vehicles: 125
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

Cars and other vehicles available in Ellijay township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 33
  • 2 vehicles: 71
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (34%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ellijay township:

  • United States or American (16.4%)
  • Irish (13.0%)
  • German (12.7%)
  • English (10.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7.3%)
  • Scottish (5.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Hong Kong (44%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (31%)
  • France (25%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 748 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 91 (11%)
  • Walked: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 14 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

96.5% of residents of Ellijay township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (27% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,342
  • In family households: 1,999 (657 male householders, 105 female householders)
    646 spouses, 462 children (446 natural, 11 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 44 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 46 other relatives, 31 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 343 (138 male householders (123 living alone)), 181 female householders (175 living alone)), 24 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 495 2-persons, 148 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 18 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 298 1-person, 14 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

343 married couples with children.
83 single-parent households (28 men, 55 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8
Here:

4.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

9.3%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Ellijay township:

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