Ellijay is a city located in Gilmer County Georgia. Ellijay has a 2020 population of 1,910. It is also the county seat of Gilmer County. Ellijay is currently growing at a rate of 1.27% annually and its population has increased by 2.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,862 in 2010.
The average household income in Ellijay is $55,751 with a poverty rate of 28.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $580 per month, and the median house value is $191,000. The median age in Ellijay is 41.4 years, 39.5 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ellijaywas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25.00%.
70.33% of Ellijay residents speak only English, while 29.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.44% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Ellijay is Native, with 60.87% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Ellijay is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.03%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Ellijay
78.34% of Ellijay residents were born in the United States, with 55.99% having been born in Georgia. 16.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.