Ellijay, Georgia Population 2021

1,736
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Ellijay is a city located in Gilmer County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Gilmer County. With a 2020 population of 1,736, it is the 257th largest city in Georgia and the 8159th largest city in the United States . Ellijay is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 7.23% 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 $55,751 with a poverty rate of 22.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $614 per month, and the median house value is $173,000. The median age in Ellijay is 41.4 years, 39.5 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Ellijay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ellijaywas:

  • White: 66.95%
  • Other race: 29.72%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Black or African American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ellijay, Georgia is 1,736 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,736.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,619.

Ellijay, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,63166.95%
Some Other Race72429.72%
Asian361.48%
Two or More Races251.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.66%
Black or African American40.16%
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Ellijay Population by Race

Ellijay Population Pyramid $2021

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Ellijay Median Age

41.4


Total

39.5


Male

41.9


Female

Ellijay Adults

There are 1,893 adults, (423 of whom are seniors) in Ellijay.

Ellijay Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ellijay Sex Ratio

Female

1,086

44.58%

Male

1,350

55.42%

Ellijay Population by Age

Ellijay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ellijay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family11.7%88.3%
Female18%82%
Male34.1%65.9%
All37.8%62.2%
Married70.2%29.8%

37.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ellijay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8442.7837.8
Married3463.470.2
Non Family3241.511.7
Female1333.7718
Male414.5434.1

3.33

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Ellijay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade26415.52%
9th to 12th Grade25014.70%
High School Graduate61736.27%
Some College26115.34%
Associates Degree663.88%
Bachelors Degree17710.41%
Graduate Degree663.88%
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Ellijay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ellijay Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,193957217
Hispanic4621997
Other Race410172
Asian241711
Native American1644
2+ Races14104
Black4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.83%.

Ellijay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,121$34,595$25,938
Less Than 9th Grade$20,684$20,740$20,500
High School Graduate$27,356$37,651$26,106
Some College$26,855$42,667$16,959
Bachelors Degree$50,083$57,188$49,323
Graduate Degree$$$90,536

$30,121

Average Earnings

$34,595

Average Male

$25,938

Average Female

Ellijay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ellijay Language by Age

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Ellijay Language

69.73% of Ellijay residents speak only English, while 30.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.59% of the population.

Ellijay Language

Ellijay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic82726131.56%
Other72426136.05%
White1,42725517.87%
Native16425.00%

22.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.33%

Male Poverty Rate

23.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ellijay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ellijay is Other, with 36.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ellijay is White, with 17.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.88%.

Ellijay Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.55%
High School15.99%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%
Some College2.27%

Ellijay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed44.44%
Male Employed8.30%
Female Employed3.99%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Ellijay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ellijay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,409$55,751
Families$55,227$58,778
Married Families$63,365-
Non Families$17,500$43,419
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Income by Household Type

Ellijay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ellijay Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Ellijay Marital Status

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140

Number of Veterans

131

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam61
Korea17
First Gulf War13
World War II8
Second Gulf War5

Ellijay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+47
55 to 6441
65 to 7436
35 to 5411
18 to 345

Ellijay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1329.96%
2+ Races857.14%

Ellijay Veterans by Race

Ellijay Veterans by Education

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9.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ellijay Veterans by Education

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Ellijay Employment by Age

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Ellijay Employment by Race

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Ellijay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.40%

Born in Ellijay

75.82%

Native Born

24.18%

Foreign Born

20.81%

Non Citizen

3.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.82% of Ellijay residents were born in the United States, with 56.40% having been born in Georgia. 20.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ellijay Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,736110.64%
20201,725110.64%
20191,714110.65%
20181,70320.12%
20171,701221.31%
20161,679110.66%
20151,668251.52%
20141,64360.37%
20131,637181.11%
20121,61920.12%
20111,617-4-0.25%
20101,6210.00%

Ellijay Population by Year