Ellijay, Georgia Population 2020

1,737

Ellijay is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 1,737, it is the 257th largest city in Georgia and the 8157th largest city in the United States. Ellijay is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 7.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,619 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Ellijay has a population density of 490 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ellijay is $52,074 with a poverty rate of 23.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $606 per month, and the median house value is $164,400. The median age in Ellijay is 38.3 years, 35.5 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 125.0 males.

Ellijay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ellijay was:

  • White: 64.56%
  • Other race: 32.28%
  • Black or African American: 1.68%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Two or more races: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ellijay, Georgia is 1,737, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,711.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,619.

Ellijay, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,88464.56%
Some Other Race94232.28%
Black or African American491.68%
Asian240.82%
Two or More Races190.65%

Ellijay Population Pyramid 2020

Ellijay Median Age

38.3


Total

35.5


Male

40.6


Female

Ellijay Adults

There are 2,190 adults, (419 of whom are seniors) in Ellijay.

Ellijay Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ellijay Sex Ratio

Female

1,297

44.45%

Male

1,621

55.55%

Ellijay Households and Families

Ellijay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ellijay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.2%24.8%
All42.8%57.2%
Male25%75%
Female17.1%82.9%
Non Family12.1%87.9%

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9403.0142.8
Married4393.5475.2
Non Family3381.5212.1
Female1234.4617.1
Male405.4325

3.55

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ellijay Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32716.22%
9th to 12th Grade31715.72%
High School Graduate67633.53%
Some College31715.72%
Associates Degree482.38%
Bachelors Degree25412.60%
Graduate Degree773.82%

Ellijay Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,3571,092320
Hispanic613246
Other Race525219
Black3719
Asian17127
Multiple Races1174

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.18%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,868$26,019$25,778
Less Than High School$20,701$20,969$
High School Grad$25,946$26,583$25,511
Some College$25,143$38,208$17,321
Bachelors Degree$45,216$55,938$40,000
Graduate Degree$57,917$$63,594

$25,868

Average Earnings

$26,019

Average Male

$25,778

Average Female

Ellijay Language

Ellijay Language by Age

Ellijay Language

67.71% of Ellijay residents speak only English, while 32.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.22% of the population.

Ellijay Poverty

Ellijay Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,13235931.71%
White1,61430919.14%
Other94228830.57%

23.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.94%

Male Poverty Rate

22.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ellijay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ellijay is Hispanic, with 31.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ellijay is White, with 19.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.92%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.92%
High School16.05%
Some College4.69%
Bachelors or Greater1.27%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed24.39%
Male Employed9.63%
Female Employed6.30%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Ellijay Income

Ellijay Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,571$52,074
Families$52,972$55,371
Married Families$55,804-
Non Families$17,813$37,530

Ellijay Marital Status

Ellijay Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ellijay Married by Age and Sex

Ellijay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ellijay Marital Status by Race

Ellijay Veterans

156

Number of Veterans

149

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam67
Korea25
First Gulf War20
World War II5
Second Gulf War4
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6452
75+49
65 to 7436
35 to 5415
18 to 344
Name Veterans % of Total
White1489.85%
2 or More872.73%

$Ellijay Veterans by Education

10.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ellijay Employment Status

63%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ellijay Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.24%

Born in Georgia

75.15%

Native Born

24.85%

Foreign Born

22.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

75.15% of Ellijay residents were born in the United States, with 55.24% having been born in Georgia. 22.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,737130.75%
20191,724130.76%
20181,711100.59%
20171,701130.77%
20161,688120.72%
20151,676251.51%
20141,651130.79%
20131,638171.05%
20121,621-1-0.06%
20111,622-4-0.25%
20101,6260.00%