Blue Ridge, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 1,407 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.3%
 
Males: 629  (44.7%)
Females: 778  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

49.0 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30513.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,776 (it was $28,214 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$38,776
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,163 (it was $16,149 in 2000)

Blue Ridge city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $165,805 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Blue Ridge:

$165,805
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $159,878; detached houses: $172,577; mobile homes: $68,042

Median gross rent in 2017: $644.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blue Ridge: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.9%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 9.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Blue Ridge, GA (2010)
    • 1,18892.1%White alone
    • 584.5%Hispanic
    • 151.2%Black alone
    • 120.9%Two or more races
    • 90.7%Other race alone
    • 60.5%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Blue Ridge, Georgia as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blue Ridge is 41 to 1.


Crime rates in Blue Ridge by year

Type

2012

2013

2014

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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(214.3)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(1,073)
3
(237.7)
1
(79.4)
7
(544.3)
8
(571.4)
4
(282.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(2,222)
5
(396.2)
34
(2,701)
3
(233.3)
4
(285.7)
4
(282.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
43
(3,295)
18
(1,426)
75
(5,957)
6
(466.6)
12
(857.1)
23
(1,622)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(766.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(79.4)
1
(77.8)
1
(71.4)
2
(141.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)563.2132.3449.6150.1238.6152.3

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City-data.com crime index in Blue Ridge, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.64
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (21.3%), English (16.7%), German (6.7%), Irish (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%), Russian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1722 feet

Land area: 2.17 square miles.

Population density: 648 people per square mile   (low).

Blue Ridge, Georgia map

75 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

5.3%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $507 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $795 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (55.0 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (76.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (515.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Morganton, GA (2.1 miles ),
Mineral Bluff, GA (2.4 miles ),
Epworth, GA (2.6 miles ),
Cherry Log, GA (2.7 miles),
McCaysville, GA (2.9 miles ),
Copperhill, TN (3.0 miles ),
Higdon-Mobile, GA (3.0 miles ),
Ducktown, TN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.87 N, Longitude: 84.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,603 (+327.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 341 (71.2%)

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Blue Ridge, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blue Ridge, GA in 2017
Blue Ridge satellite photo by USGS

Blue Ridge tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $167,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Blue Ridge, GA residents
Average permit cost in Blue Ridge, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Blue Ridge, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Apparel (5.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.9%)
  • Food (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Apparel (10.6%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Blue Ridge, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Blue Ridge, Georgia

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Blue Ridge-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Blue Ridge city 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 22.0 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blue Ridge-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 78.8 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 67.5 miles away from Blue Ridge center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 125.3 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 231.7 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 196.1 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 317.1 miles away from Blue Ridge 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blue Ridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Blue Ridge:

  • FANNIN REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2855 OLD HIGHWAY 5 NORTH)
  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC BLUE RIDGE (5004 APPALACHIAN HWY, STE 4)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF BLUE RIDGE (9908 OUIDA STREET)
  • MOUNTAIN LAUREL CTR OF FANNIN REG HOSP (PO BOX 1549)

Airports and heliports located in Blue Ridge:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blue Ridge:

  • University of North Georgia (about 31 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Lee University (about 38 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 40 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Dalton State College (about 40 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 44 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Brenau University (about 49 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Piedmont College (about 49 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

Public high school in Blue Ridge:

Private high school in Blue Ridge:

  • FANNIN CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER (Students: 120, Location: 2324 E FIRST ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Blue Ridge:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Blue Ridge: Fannin County Fire Department Station 1 (A), Fannin County Courthouse (B), Blue Ridge City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Blue Ridge: First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Fannin County Heritage Foundation Inc (Historical Places & Services; 411 West First Street), Appalachian Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 144 Tammen Drive), Dixie Snacks (Amusement & Theme Parks; 135 McKinney Road).

Hotels: Douglas Inn & Suites (1192 Windy Ridge Road), Days Inn Blue Ridge (4970 Appalachian Highway), Blue Ridge-Days Inn (Highway 575 (515) & 76 Connector P.O. Box 1869).

Birthplace of: Jack C. Robinson - Marine Corps Navy Cross recipient.

Fannin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blue Ridge and their reported violations in the past:

BLUE RIDGE (Population served: 5,506, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-1997)
CHERRY LOG MTN.-INDIAN ROCK (Population served: 283, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CHERRY LOG MTN.-GRANNY LAKE (Population served: 265, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.5%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Blue Ridge (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Valley Village Branch, Blue Ridge Branch, Blue Ridge Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • United Community Bank: Ingles Supermarket Branch at 5679 Appalachian Highway, branch established on 1987/04/08; Ucb North Georgia Branch at 4000 Appalachian Highway, branch established on 1986/08/01. 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.
  • Citizens South Bank: Blue Ridge Branch at 220 Orvin Lance Connector, branch established on 2006/01/09. 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
  • SunTrust Bank: Blue Ridge Branch at 204 West Main Street, branch established on 1956/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Community & Southern Bank: Blue Ridge Branch at 150 Orvin Lance Connector, branch established on 2002/02/07. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $2,188.5 mil, Deposits: $1,690.2 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Community & Southern Holdings, Inc.
  • Cadence Bank, N.A.: Blue Ridge Branch at 2517 Appalachain Highway, branch established on 2006/11/14. Info updated 2011/12/14: Bank assets: $3,909.7 mil, Deposits: $3,124.0 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: Cadence Bancorp Llc

For population 15 years and over in Blue Ridge:

Marital status in Blue Ridge, GA
  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 23.9%

For population 25 years and over in Blue Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Blue Ridge
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blue Ridge, GA (based on Fannin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,47749
Mainline Protestant9127
Catholic5411
Other61
None8,746-
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: 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.
Georgia:

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

12.00 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

10.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.8%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

36.8%
State:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Blue Ridge:

28.4
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.4%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blue Ridge:

11.6%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blue Ridge:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

32.2%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

48.2%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Blue Ridge:

74.5%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blue Ridge, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 13$42,337$39,0800$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$34,628$41,5540$0
Other and Unallocable 6$11,508$23,0160$0
Streets and Highways 6$17,696$35,3920$0
Other Government Administration 5$13,542$32,50117$13,494
Sewerage 2$10,724$64,3440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,801$33,6120$0
Correction 1$3,808$45,6960$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,054
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 44$137,044$37,37619$14,548

Blue Ridge government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $203,000 ($144.28)
    Sewerage: $135,000 ($95.95)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $963,000 ($684.43)
    Police Protection: $652,000 ($463.40)
    Sewerage: $642,000 ($456.29)
    Regular Highways: $513,000 ($364.61)
    Central Staff Services: $383,000 ($272.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $289,000 ($205.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $207,000 ($147.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $111,000 ($78.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($27.72)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($17.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($8.53)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($3.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($2.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($7.82)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $9,000 ($6.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $48,000 ($34.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($3.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,208,000 ($858.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $246,000 ($174.84)

Blue Ridge government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $864,000 ($614.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $328,000 ($233.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,000 ($48.33)
    Other: $3,000 ($2.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $377,000 ($267.95)
    Other: $227,000 ($161.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $125,000 ($88.84)
    Royalties: $67,000 ($47.62)
    General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($25.59)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,297,000 ($921.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.71)
  • Tax - Property: $512,000 ($363.89)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $243,000 ($172.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000 ($53.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $75,000 ($53.30)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $61,000 ($43.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $50,000 ($35.54)
    Other License: $46,000 ($32.69)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $23,000 ($16.35)

Blue Ridge government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,720,000 ($4065.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,377,000 ($3821.61)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $520,000 ($369.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $177,000 ($125.80)

Blue Ridge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,166,000 ($828.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $405,000 ($287.85)

8.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.74%
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 Gilmer County, GA  0.66% ($36,518 average AGI)
from Polk County, TN  0.48% ($25,780)
from Cobb County, GA  0.39% ($159,212)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Gilmer County, GA  0.58% ($33,298 average AGI)
to Union County, GA  0.43% ($28,143)
to Polk County, TN  0.40% ($22,364)
Businesses in Blue Ridge, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1H&R Block1
Ace Hardware1Home Depot1
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Curves1Subway1
DHL1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
Domino's Pizza1UPS5
FedEx3Waffle House1
Ford1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blue Ridge:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W203BA (88.5 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W250AJ (97.9 FM; COPPERHILL, TN; Owner: JOHN REYNOLDS)

TV broadcast stations around Blue Ridge:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • Blue Ridge, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count41
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents71
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:11
  • Fatalities44
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents125
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count32050
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents49576
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons9293
  • Fatalities35465
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents80831
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4034
See more detailed statistics of Blue Ridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 325ft / 98.5mTotal length
  • $15,473,000Total costs
  • 171,830Total average daily traffic
  • 8,305Total average daily truck traffic
  • 237,465Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blue Ridge, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 111980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blue Ridge, GA

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 59. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 84 took place in 2016, and the least - 8 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Blue Ridge, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.9%), and Structure Fires (31.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blue Ridge, GA
    • 43946.9%Outside Fires
    • 29631.6%Structure Fires
    • 12413.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 778.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blue Ridge, GA
Most common first names in Blue Ridge, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11073.9 years
William8774.7 years
John6076.6 years
Mary5381.0 years
Robert4068.3 years
Charles3571.9 years
Ruby2478.3 years
Joseph2378.5 years
Fred2273.1 years
Frank2274.1 years
Most common last names in Blue Ridge, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Patterson5675.1 years
Davenport3977.8 years
Green3976.0 years
Jones3177.7 years
Stanley3176.6 years
Davis2876.2 years
Thomas2882.1 years
Watkins2576.8 years
Miller2379.7 years
Allen2172.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blue Ridge, GA
  • 47.0%Electricity
  • 42.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blue Ridge, GA
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 15.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Wood


Blue Ridge compared to Georgia 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 17 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Joanne S. Walter (5)
  • James Clayton Bell (2)
  • Cynthia G. Collins (2)
  • Steve A. Collins (2)
  • Douglas G. Nuelle (2)
  • Harold C. Kingrey (2)
  • Robert D. Hutson,, Jr. (1)
  • Joanne Walters (1)
  • Gregory Martin (1)
  • Harold Clifton Kingrey (1)

Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2020.