Ellijay, Georgia Population 2022

1,910
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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.

Ellijay Demographics

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

  • White: 67.24%
  • Other race: 28.14%
  • Native American: 3.39%
  • Two or more races: 0.83%
  • Black or African American: 0.39%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ellijay, Georgia is 1,910 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,862.

Ellijay, Georgia Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,36967.24%
Black or African American80.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native693.39%
Some Other Race57328.14%
Two or More Races170.83%
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Ellijay Population by Race

Ellijay Population Pyramid 2022

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Ellijay Median Age

40.1


Total

35.4


Male

48.2


Female

Ellijay Adults

There are 1,580 adults, (396 of whom are seniors) in Ellijay.

Ellijay Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ellijay Sex Ratio

Female

904

44.40%

Male

1,132

55.60%

Ellijay Population by Age

Ellijay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ellijay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married49.8%50.2%
Female39.7%60.3%
Male31%69%
All29.6%70.4%
Non Family8.8%91.2%

29.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ellijay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7632.5529.6
Married2773.3349.8
Male425.1231
Female1163.5239.7
Non Family3281.238.8

3.36

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Ellijay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade16311.58%
9th to 12th Grade18513.14%
High School Graduate52537.29%
Some College31722.51%
Associates Degree664.69%
Bachelors Degree1027.24%
Graduate Degree503.55%
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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
2+ Races12123
White991827142
Native American3655
Hispanic3922122
Other Race299175
Black84

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%.

Ellijay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,400$37,300$25,192
Less Than 9th Grade$20,302$$20,972
High School Graduate$36,016$37,391$27,321
Some College$26,679$38,831$17,237
Bachelors Degree$39,000$$47,857
Graduate Degree$50,625$$

$31,400

Average Earnings

$37,300

Average Male

$25,192

Average Female

Ellijay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ellijay Language by Age

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Ellijay Language

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.

Ellijay Language

Ellijay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native694260.87%
Hispanic77725733.08%
White1,12329125.91%
Other220NaN%

28.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.19%

Male Poverty Rate

26.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ellijay

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%.

Ellijay Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.38%
High School16.77%
Some College19.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.44%

Ellijay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.01%
Male Unemployed76.92%
Female Employed4.29%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Ellijay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ellijay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,114$51,448
Families$62,375$63,629
Married Families$75,190-
Non Families$13,854$32,338
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Income by Household Type

Ellijay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

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 35-44, 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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108

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War9
First Gulf War2
Vietnam51
Korea10
World War II5

Ellijay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 349
35 to 54
55 to 6431
65 to 7429
75+39

Ellijay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1059.02%
2+ Races325.00%

Ellijay Veterans by Race

Ellijay Veterans by Education

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13.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ellijay Veterans by Education

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53.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

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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55.99%

Born in Ellijay

78.34%

Native Born

21.66%

Foreign Born

16.31%

Non Citizen

5.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Ellijay Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,6190.00%
20111,643241.48%
20121,667241.46%
20131,691241.44%
20141,715241.42%
20151,739241.40%
20161,763241.38%
20171,787241.36%
20181,811241.34%
20191,835241.33%
20201,862271.47%
20211,886241.29%
20221,910241.27%

Ellijay Population by Year