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Demographics Analysis

The people of Towns County, Georgia give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Towns County, Georgia)

Male:

Under 5 years : 252

5 to 9 years : 370

10 to 14 years : 133

15 to 17 years : 107

18 and 19 years : 169

20 years : 11

21 years : 95

22 to 24 years : 45

25 to 29 years : 347

30 to 34 years : 210

35 to 39 years : 265

40 to 44 years : 319

45 to 49 years : 298

50 to 54 years : 289

55 to 59 years : 316

60 and 61 years : 178

62 to 64 years : 261

65 and 66 years : 235

67 to 69 years : 211

70 to 74 years : 321

75 to 79 years : 252

80 to 84 years : 217

85 years and over : 102

Female:

Under 5 years : 216

5 to 9 years : 154

10 to 14 years : 304

15 to 17 years : 218

18 and 19 years : 445

20 years : 58

21 years : 29

22 to 24 years : 58

25 to 29 years : 197

30 to 34 years : 221

35 to 39 years : 340

40 to 44 years : 186

45 to 49 years : 343

50 to 54 years : 346

55 to 59 years : 382

60 and 61 years : 224

62 to 64 years : 341

65 and 66 years : 270

67 to 69 years : 280

70 to 74 years : 418

75 to 79 years : 275

80 to 84 years : 191

85 years and over : 253


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Towns County, Georgia)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 5,245

Multiple ancestry : 2,705

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 111

Ancestry not reported : 2,691


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Towns County, Georgia)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 10,517

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 5

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 43

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 78

Not a U.S. citizen : 109


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Towns County, Georgia)

Total:

Under 5 years : 468

5 to 17 years : 1,286

18 to 24 years : 910

25 to 34 years : 975

35 to 44 years : 1,110

45 to 54 years : 1,276

55 to 59 years : 698

60 and 61 years : 402

62 to 64 years : 602

65 to 74 years : 1,735

75 years and over : 1,290

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 325

5 to 17 years : 1,059

18 to 24 years : 725

25 to 34 years : 614

35 to 44 years : 650

45 to 54 years : 560

55 to 59 years : 338

60 and 61 years : 134

62 to 64 years : 210

65 to 74 years : 605

75 years and over : 469

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 143

5 to 17 years : 220

18 to 24 years : 141

25 to 34 years : 333

35 to 44 years : 406

45 to 54 years : 711

55 to 59 years : 324

60 and 61 years : 262

62 to 64 years : 372

65 to 74 years : 1,115

75 years and over : 801

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 7

18 to 24 years : 22

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 5

55 to 59 years : 14

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 22

25 to 34 years : 28

35 to 44 years : 54

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 22

60 and 61 years : 6

62 to 64 years : 20

65 to 74 years : 15

75 years and over : 20


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Towns County, Georgia)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 2,779

Female : 2,910

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 2,136

Female : 2,692

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 26

Female : 22

Foreign born:

Male : 62

Female : 125


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Towns County, Georgia)

Born in state of residence : 5,680

Born in other state in the United States : 4,744

Native: born outside the United States : 48

Foreign born : 73


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Towns County, Georgia)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 1,039

Now married, except separated : 2,583

Divorced : 351

Separated : 28

Widowed : 540

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 312

Now married, except separated : 3,233

Divorced : 488

Separated : 41

Widowed : 473

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 43

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 5

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 61

Now married, except separated : 96

Divorced : 5

Separated : 0

Widowed : 25


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Towns County, Georgia)

Speak only English : 9,965

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 24

Speak English less than "very well" : 136

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 52

Speak English less than "very well" : 36

Italian:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 43

German:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 2

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 10

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Hungarian:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 5


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Towns County, Georgia

  • United States Or American: 2,077   (26.9%)
  • English: 1,214   (15.7%)
  • Irish: 1,060   (13.7%)
  • German: 907   (11.7%)
  • Other Groups: 808   (10.5%)
  • Scotch-irish: 295   (3.8%)
  • Scottish: 261   (3.4%)
  • French (except Basque): 169   (2.2%)
  • Italian: 150   (1.9%)
  • Dutch: 102   (1.3%)
  • Swedish: 84   (1.1%)
  • Polish: 82   (1.1%)
  • European: 71   (0.9%)
  • Norwegian: 69   (0.9%)
  • Welsh: 62   (0.8%)
  • Swiss: 59   (0.8%)
  • British: 43   (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 35   (0.5%)
  • Danish: 27   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 22   (0.3%)
  • Czech: 21   (0.3%)
  • Greek: 15   (0.2%)
  • Russian: 15   (0.2%)
  • Australian: 15   (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 13   (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 10   (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 8   (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 7   (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 7   (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 6   (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 5   (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 2   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Towns County, Georgia is 10,752



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Towns County, Georgia: 5,003
Female Population in Towns County, Georgia: 5,749


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Towns County, Georgia: 48.0
Median Female Resident Age in Towns County, Georgia: 52.2


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Georgia is 35


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Towns County, Georgia


White


Both sexes

51.7

Male

49.8

Female

53.6

Black or African American


Both sexes

20.6

Male

20.8

Female

20.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

38.5

Male

37.5

Female

48.5

Asian


Both sexes

21.0

Male

22.5

Female

20.8

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

20.5

Male

0.0

Female

20.5

Other


Both sexes

21.5

Male

26.5

Female

19.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

23.2

Male

23.8

Female

21.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

27.0

Male

29.4

Female

22.7

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

52.0

Male

50.1

Female

53.9


(updated 2010)



Races in Towns County, Georgia


  • White: 10,545
  • African American: 45
  • American Indian: 16
  • Asian: 10
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 104
  • Two or More Races: 32



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Towns County, Georgia citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Towns County, Georgia

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 43   (1.33%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 50   (1.54%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 84   (2.59%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 208   (6.42%)
  • 9th Grade: 128   (3.95%)
  • 10th Grade: 172   (5.31%)
  • 11th Grade: 87   (2.68%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 126   (3.89%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,053   (32.48%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 189   (5.83%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 344   (10.61%)
  • Associate Degree: 154   (4.75%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 327   (10.09%)
  • Master's Degree: 158   (4.87%)
  • Professional School Degree: 93   (2.87%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 26   (0.8%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 39   (1.06%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 20   (0.54%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 61   (1.65%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 204   (5.52%)
  • 9th Grade: 121   (3.28%)
  • 10th Grade: 151   (4.09%)
  • 11th Grade: 123   (3.33%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 113   (3.06%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 1,263   (34.2%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 258   (6.99%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 498   (13.48%)
  • Associate Degree: 236   (6.39%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 328   (8.88%)
  • Master's Degree: 196   (5.31%)
  • Professional School Degree: 74   (2%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 8   (0.22%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Towns County, Georgia

  • Towns County


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 67 Lakeview Circle, Suite C, Hiawassee, GA 30546, Phone: (706) 896-2279, Students: 1,812 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Towns County, Georgia

  • Towns County Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 1150 Konahetah Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546, Phone: (706) 896-4131, Students: 537 )

  • Towns County Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 1400 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546, Phone: (706) 896-4131, Students: 262 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Towns County, Georgia

  • Towns County High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1400 U.s. Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546, Phone: (706) 896-4131, Students: 302 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Towns County, Georgia

  • Young Harris College


    ( 2-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 639; Location: College Street, Young Harris, GA 30582, Web: http://www.yhc.edu )

Academic Libraries In Towns County, Georgia

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Branch) In Towns County, Georgia

  • Towns County Public Library


    99 South Berrong Street, Hiawassee, GA 30546

(updated 2012)

Public Libraries (Central) In Towns County, Georgia

  • Mountain Regional Library


    698 Miller Street, Young Harris, GA 30582

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Towns County, Georgia


  • Byron Hebert Reece Society


    Po Box 811, Young Harris, GA 30582

  • Towns Country Historical Society


    Po Box 1182, Hiawassee, GA 30546

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Towns County, Georgia affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Towns County, Georgia.

Area Features of Towns County, Georgia


Area


(1) Mill Creek Roughs  

Basin


(1) Big Bald Cove   (2) Burnt Cabin Cove   (3) Cherry Cove   (4) Cypher Cove   (5) Harris Cove   (6) Joe Cove   (7) Kirby Cove   (8) Maney Cove   (9) Milksick Cove   (10) Owenby Cove   (11) Poplar Cove   (12) Stillhouse Cove   (13) Sugar Cove   (14) Walnut Cove  

Bay


(1) Bayless Cove   (2) Hyatt Cove   (3) Kelly Cove   (4) Plott Cove   (5) Rocky Cove   (6) Swanson Cove   (7) Tantrough Cove   (8) Tarklin Cove   (9) Walnut Cove  

Bridge


(1) Kelly Bridge   (2) Rice Bridge  

Building


(1) Hiawassee Police Department   (2) High Valley Boys Club   (3) Towns County Emergency Medical Service   (4) Towns County Fire And Rescue Station 1   (5) Towns County Fire And Rescue Station 2   (6) Towns County Fire And Rescue Station 3   (7) Towns County Fire And Rescue Station 4   (8) Towns County Fire And Rescue Station 5   (9) Towns County Fire And Rescue Station 6   (10) Towns County Sheriff S Office   (11) Union And Towns County Jail   (12) Union County Fire Department Station 8   (13) Young Harris College Police Department  

Cemetery


(1) Boyd Chapel Cemetery   (2) Brasstown Cemetery   (3) Burch Cemetery   (4) Carter Cemetery   (5) Corn Cemetery   (6) Enotah Cemetery   (7) Garrett Cemetery   (8) Henderson Cemetery   (9) Hunt Cemetery   (10) Ivy Mount Cemetery   (11) Long Cemetery   (12) Lower Bell Creek Cemetery   (13) Lower Hightower Cemetery   (14) Macedonia Cemetery   (15) Old Burch Cemetery   (16) Old Union Cemetery   (17) Osborn Cemetery   (18) Pleasant Hill Cemetery   (19) Rogers Cemetery   (20) Russell Cemetery   (21) Sims Cemetery   (22) Upper Hightower Cemetery   (23) Woods Grove Memorial Cemetery   (24) Zion Cemetery  

Church


(1) Bell Scene Church   (2) Boyd Chapel Historical   (3) Brasstown Church   (4) Calvary Church   (5) Cornerstone Baptist Church   (6) Deliverance Church   (7) Dry Branch Church   (8) Enotah Church   (9) Friendship Church   (10) Hiawassee Methodist Church   (11) Hiwassee Church   (12) Kingdom Hall Church   (13) Lower Bell Creek Church   (14) Lower Hightower Church   (15) Macedonia Baptist Church   (16) Many Forks Church   (17) Mcconnell Church   (18) Missionary Church   (19) Mount Pleasant Church   (20) Mount Zion Church   (21) Mountain Church   (22) Old Union Church   (23) Pine Grove Church   (24) Pleasant Hill Church   (25) Plumorchard Church Historical   (26) Saint Francis Church   (27) Sharp Hill United Methodist Church   (28) Smyrna Church   (29) Union Hill Church   (30) Upper Bell Church   (31) Upper Hightower Church   (32) Victory Church   (33) West Union Church   (34) Woods Grove Church   (35) Zion Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Hiawassee   (2) City Of Young Harris   (3) Hiawassee Division   (4) Macedonia Division   (5) Towns County   (6) Young Harris Division  

Cliff


(1) Blue Bluff   (2) Sheep Nose  

Dam


(1) Berrong Lake Dam   (2) Eagle Mountain Trout Farm Lake Dam   (3) High Valley Boys Club Lake Dam   (4) Hightower Creek Watershed Number 13 Dam   (5) Hightower Creek Ws Struct Number 25 Dam   (6) Scataway Creek Watershed Number 18 Dam   (7) Shoal Branch Watershed Number 11 Dam  

Falls


(1) Haynes Falls  

Flat


(1) Beech Flats   (2) Chestnut Flats   (3) Whiteoak Flats  

Gap


(1) Addis Cove Gap   (2) Addis Gap   (3) Andy Gap   (4) Austin Gap   (5) Ballard Gap   (6) Bearmeat Gap   (7) Beegum Gap   (8) Bell Gap   (9) Ben Gap   (10) Blue Ridge Gap   (11) Blue Ridge Swag   (12) Brasstown Gap   (13) Bull Gap   (14) Caesar Gap   (15) Carrol Gap   (16) Chattahoochee Gap   (17) Coffee Gap   (18) Cove Gap   (19) Cowart Gap   (20) Crow Gap   (21) Cut-off Gap   (22) Deep Gap   (23) Dicks Creek Gap   (24) Diggins Gap   (25) Dismal Gap   (26) Egypt Gap   (27) Eller Gap   (28) Flat Gap   (29) Flint Gap   (30) Frozen Gap   (31) Fuller Gap   (32) Gumlog Gap   (33) Harley Gap   (34) Hickorynut Gap   (35) Hightower Gap   (36) Hollifield Gap   (37) Hooper Gap   (38) Ivylog Gap   (39) Jack Pit Gap   (40) Jacks Gap   (41) Jess Gap   (42) Jones Gap   (43) Lemons Gap   (44) Licklog Gap   (45) Low Gap   (46) Lower Cynth Gap   (47) Manley Gap   (48) Mary Gap   (49) Mcclure Gap   (50) Miller Gap   (51) Mining Gap   (52) Missy Gap   (53) Moreland Gap   (54) Nelson Gap   (55) Norton Gap   (56) Owl Creek Gap   (57) Parks Gap   (58) Phillips Gap   (59) Plumorchard Gap   (60) Possum Gap   (61) Ramp Gap   (62) Red Clay Gap   (63) Red Gap   (64) Rich Cove Gap   (65) Rocky Gap   (66) Salt Gap   (67) Sassafras Gap   (68) Schoolhouse Gap   (69) Sims Gap   (70) Skut Gap   (71) Sooky Gap   (72) Steeltrap Gap   (73) Stillhouse Gap   (74) Tom Gap   (75) Trackrock Gap   (76) Tripp Gap   (77) Turkey Gap   (78) Upper Cynth Gap   (79) White Oak Stamp   (80) White Walnut Gap   (81) Wike Gap   (82) Wolfpen Gap   (83) Woodring Gap  

Gut


(1) Woods Creek  

Hospital


(1) Chatuge Regional Hospital  

Locale


(1) Brasstown Bald Recreation Site   (2) Camp Pioneer   (3) Department Of Natural Resources Work Center   (4) Dicks Creek Gap Recreation Site   (5) Faa Tracking Station   (6) Georgia State Fish Hatchery   (7) High Shoals Falls Scenic Area   (8) Montgomery Corner   (9) Plumorchard Gap Shelter   (10) Poplar Springs Roadside Campground   (11) Sky Hawk Mountain  

Park


(1) Chatuge State Park   (2) Lake Burton Game Management Area Historical   (3) Lake Chatuge Recreation Area   (4) Moccasin Creek State Park   (5) Plott Cove Reserve Nature Area   (6) Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area   (7) Towns County Park   (8) Towns County Park Historical   (9) Young Harris College Historic District  

Populated Place


(1) Alexanders Mill   (2) Beech Cove Vista   (3) Campagne Historical   (4) Cedar Cliff   (5) Ebenezer   (6) Friendship   (7) Gumlog   (8) Hiawassee   (9) Hunt Historical   (10) Jacksonville   (11) Macedonia   (12) Mountain Scene   (13) Osborn   (14) Presley   (15) Sunnyside   (16) Titus   (17) Townsend Mill   (18) Trackrock Historical   (19) Visage Historical   (20) Welch   (21) Young Harris  

Range


(1) Hullander Knobs  

Reserve


(1) Brasstown Wilderness   (2) Tray Mountain Wilderness  

Reservoir


(1) Berrong Lake   (2) Eagle Mountain Reservoir   (3) Eagle Mountain Trout Farm Lake   (4) Hall Creek Lake   (5) Hall Creek Watershed Number 25 Lake   (6) High Valley Boys Club Lake   (7) Hightower Creek Watershed Number 13 Lake   (8) Sanders Pond   (9) Scataway Creek Watershed Number 18 L   (10) Shoal Branch Watershed Number 11 Lake  

Ridge


(1) Ballard Mountain   (2) Barret Mountain   (3) Big Spring Ridge   (4) Bramlet Ridge   (5) Brush Ridge   (6) Brushy Ridge   (7) Buck Ridge   (8) Buckhorn Ridge   (9) Buzzard Ridge   (10) Buzzard Roost Ridge   (11) Carroll Ridge   (12) Chinquapin Ridge   (13) Corn Ridge   (14) Cut Locust Ridge   (15) Dave Ridge   (16) Double Knob Ridge   (17) Fork Ridge   (18) George Ridge   (19) Gumlog Lead   (20) Gumlog Mountain   (21) High Cove Ridge   (22) Hiwassee Ridge   (23) Hollifield Ridge   (24) Jump-off Ridge   (25) Kelly Ridge   (26) Locust Log Ridge   (27) Long Ridge   (28) Lumlick Ridge   (29) Mash Ridge   (30) Middle Ridge   (31) Mill Ridge   (32) Nell Ridge   (33) Pigpen Ridge   (34) Red Banks   (35) Rockyface Lead   (36) Rough Ridge   (37) Shook Ridge   (38) Slank Ridge   (39) Spring Ridge   (40) Tarkiln Ridge   (41) Taylor Ridge   (42) Wolfpen Ridge   (43) York Ridge  

School


(1) Bell School Historical   (2) Brasstown School Historical   (3) Calvary School   (4) Enotah School Historical   (5) Gumlog School   (6) Gumlog School Historical   (7) Lower Bell Creek School Historical   (8) Lower Hightower School   (9) Macedonia Community School Historical   (10) Macedonia School   (11) Macedonia School Historical   (12) Pine Grove School Historical   (13) Pleasant Hill School Historical   (14) Smyrna School   (15) Smyrna School Historical   (16) Towns County Comprehensive School   (17) Towns County Elementary School   (18) Towns County High School   (19) Towns County Middle School   (20) Upper Bell School Historical   (21) Upper Hightower School   (22) West Union School Historical   (23) Young Harris College  

Stream


(1) Alice Branch   (2) Allen Mill Creek   (3) Baker Branch   (4) Bare Branch   (5) Bearmeat Creek   (6) Beech Flats Branch   (7) Beegum Branch   (8) Bell Creek   (9) Berry Branch   (10) Betty Branch   (11) Big John Creek   (12) Big Net Branch   (13) Bitter Creek   (14) Brier Creek   (15) Brown Branch   (16) Bull Branch   (17) Burch Branch   (18) Buzzard Branch   (19) Byers Creek   (20) Caldwell Branch   (21) Carol Branch   (22) Carter Branch   (23) Cave Branch   (24) Chastain Creek   (25) Cherry Cove Branch   (26) Corbin Creek   (27) Corn Creek   (28) Cow Branch   (29) Crane Creek   (30) Crocket Branch   (31) Crooked Creek   (32) Cross Mountain Branch   (33) Cynth Creek   (34) Davenport Branch   (35) Dick Branch   (36) Dicks Creek   (37) Dills Branch   (38) Dismal Creek   (39) Dockery Branch   (40) Double Branch   (41) Double Spring Branch   (42) East Gumlog Creek   (43) Emerson Branch   (44) England Branch   (45) Fall Branch   (46) Fiat Branch   (47) Firescald Branch   (48) Flat Branch   (49) Fodder Creek   (50) Garrett Branch   (51) Gillam Branch   (52) Gomer Branch   (53) Green Branch   (54) Gumlog Creek   (55) Gurley Branch   (56) Gurley Creek   (57) Hall Creek   (58) Hannah Branch   (59) Hellhole Branch   (60) Henson Creek   (61) High Shoals Creek   (62) High Valley Branch   (63) Hightower Creek   (64) Hog Creek   (65) Hogpen Branch   (66) Holden Branch   (67) Hooper Branch   (68) Indian Camp Creek   (69) Jack Branch   (70) Jack Hooper Creek   (71) Jake Branch   (72) Jane Rabun Branch   (73) Jessie Branch   (74) Joel Creek   (75) Johnson Branch   (76) Jones Branch   (77) Kendall Branch   (78) Keys Branch   (79) Kirby Branch   (80) Ledford Branch   (81) Lee Ledford Branch   (82) Left Prong Brasstown Creek   (83) Little Hightower Creek   (84) Little Net Branch   (85) Long Bullet Branch   (86) Long Bullet Creek   (87) Lovell Branch   (88) Mandy Branch   (89) Maney Branch   (90) Mary Anne Branch   (91) Mill Creek   (92) Miller Branch   (93) Moccasin Creek   (94) Mossy Cove Branch   (95) Nicholson Branch   (96) North Fork Moccasin Creek   (97) Norton Branch   (98) Otter Branch   (99) Owl Creek   (100) Patton Branch   (101) Perry Cove Branch   (102) Pheasant Branch   (103) Phillips Branch   (104) Polecat Branch   (105) Puncheon Camp Branch   (106) Queen Branch   (107) Reed Branch   (108) Right Fork Arkaqua Creek   (109) Right Fork Fodder Creek   (110) Rocky Branch   (111) Rough Branch   (112) Russell Branch   (113) Sassafras Branch   (114) Sautee Branch   (115) Scataway Creek   (116) Shake Rag Branch   (117) Shoal Branch   (118) Shook Branch   (119) Shooting Tree Branch   (120) Silas Branch   (121) Sims Branch   (122) Sneaking Creek   (123) Soapstone Creek   (124) Sorrells Branch   (125) Sorrels Branch   (126) South Fork Moccasin Creek   (127) Spaniard Branch   (128) Sparks Branch   (129) Spruce Pine Creek   (130) Stable Branch   (131) Stephens Branch   (132) Stillhouse Branch   (133) Stroud Creek   (134) Sutton Branch   (135) Swallow Creek   (136) Taylor Branch   (137) Tom Branch   (138) Tripp Branch   (139) Upper Bell Creek   (140) Walls Creek   (141) Watkins Branch   (142) West Gumlog Creek   (143) Wheeler Branch   (144) Wike Branch   (145) Wildcat Branch   (146) Will Creek   (147) Wilson Cove Creek   (148) Wimpy Branch   (149) Winchester Creek   (150) Woodring Branch   (151) Woods Branch   (152) Yewell Branch   (153) York Branch  

Summit


(1) Allen Mountain   (2) As Knob   (3) Baker Knob   (4) Bayless Knob   (5) Bell Knob   (6) Berrong Mountain   (7) Black Mountain   (8) Brasstown Bald   (9) Brookshire Top   (10) Buck Knob   (11) Buzzard Knob   (12) Cedar Cliff Knob   (13) Cedar Knob   (14) Cedar Mountain   (15) Chestnut Knob   (16) Chestnut Top   (17) Chimney Top   (18) Chimneytop Mountain   (19) Crawford Top   (20) Crowder Lick   (21) Day Knob   (22) Diggins Knob   (23) Dismal Knob   (24) Dismal Mountain   (25) Double Knob   (26) Double Spring Knob   (27) Eagle Knob   (28) Eagle Mountain   (29) Fall Branch Knob   (30) Falls Mountain   (31) Glassy Knob   (32) Gobbler Knob   (33) Gobblers Knob   (34) Granny Knob   (35) Grassy Knob   (36) Gumlog Mountain   (37) Hanson Mountain   (38) Harris Mountain   (39) Hellhole Mountain   (40) Henry Knob   (41) High Point   (42) High Top   (43) Hightower Bald   (44) Hunter Knob   (45) Ivy Knob   (46) Ivy Mountain   (47) Jacks Knob   (48) Jewell Mountain   (49) Jones Mountain   (50) Little Bald Knob   (51) Little Bald Mountain   (52) Little Mountain   (53) Little Nell Knob   (54) Lloyd Mountain   (55) Lynn Knob   (56) Mayapple Knob   (57) Milksick Cove Knob   (58) Mine Mountain   (59) Muley Mountain   (60) Nell Knob   (61) Newt Knob   (62) Old Bill Knob   (63) Old Nell Knob   (64) Old Rocky Knob   (65) Parks Mountain   (66) Piney Top   (67) Poplar Cove Mountain   (68) Poplar Knob   (69) Powell Mountain   (70) Ramey Mountain   (71) Rattlesnake Knob   (72) Ravencliff Knob   (73) Rich Knob   (74) River Mountain   (75) Rocky Knob   (76) Rocky Mountain   (77) Rocky Top   (78) Rogers Knob   (79) Round Knob   (80) Round Top   (81) Russell Mountain   (82) Sassafras Knob   (83) Sharp Hill   (84) Sheep Stomp Knob   (85) Shooting Creek Bald   (86) Skut Knob   (87) Snake Knob   (88) Spaniard Mountain   (89) Steedly Mountain   (90) Stillhouse Knob   (91) Swanson Mountain   (92) Tarkiln Knob   (93) Tower Mountain   (94) Towns Mountain   (95) Truelove Knob   (96) Turkey Knob   (97) Turkey Mountain   (98) Walnut Knob   (99) Wheeler Knob   (100) Whiteoak Stomp   (101) Wike Knob   (102) Wolfstake Knob   (103) Young Lick  

Tower


(1) Brasstown Lookout Tower   (2) Wzel Radio Tower   (3) Wzel-am Young Harris  

Trail


(1) Arkaquah Trail   (2) Jacks Knob Trail  

Valley


(1) Ab Cove   (2) Big Cove   (3) Bill Brown Cove   (4) Bluff Cove   (5) Bryant Cove   (6) Buckeye Cove   (7) Caler Cove   (8) Chestnut Cove   (9) Cold Hollow   (10) Darr Cove   (11) Dean Cove   (12) Dismal Cove   (13) Felix Hollow   (14) Grapevine Cove   (15) Grassy Branch Cove   (16) Harve Clark Cove   (17) Henson Cove   (18) Hickory Flat Cove   (19) Hickorynut Cove   (20) Hullander Cove   (21) Kimsey Cove   (22) King Cove   (23) Little Bald Cove   (24) Lockard Cove   (25) Lolly Cove   (26) Milksick Cove   (27) Mossy Cove   (28) Peabottom Cove   (29) Pine Cove   (30) Plott Cove   (31) Raccoon Hollow   (32) Ramp Cove   (33) Shop Cove   (34) Sile Cove   (35) Syrup Mill Cove   (36) The Gorge   (37) Waterfall Cove   (38) Wilson Cove  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Towns County, Georgia

30546 (pop. 6,156) 30582 (pop. 3,431)


Counties Nearby Towns County, Georgia

Union County, GA  (pop. 21,447) 15.1 Miles
Rabun County, GA  (pop. 16,464) 18.6 Miles
White County, GA  (pop. 27,602) 21.9 Miles
Habersham County, GA  (pop. 43,285) 28.0 Miles
Lumpkin County, GA  (pop. 30,702) 30.0 Miles
Fannin County, GA  (pop. 23,573) 31.1 Miles
Stephens County, GA  (pop. 25,774) 37.2 Miles
Dawson County, GA  (pop. 22,433) 40.9 Miles
Banks County, GA  (pop. 16,388) 42.5 Miles
Gilmer County, GA  (pop. 28,356) 43.5 Miles



Area Code(s) in Towns County, Georgia

706



Elevation in Towns County, Georgia is 1,998.0 ft. (609.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Towns County, Georgia

Lat: 34.931235 N        Long: -83.758821 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Towns County, Georgia need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Georgia

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.46 7.33 4.83 8.11 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.46 7.33 4.83 8.11 0.00 6.56
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.50 7.36 4.78 8.54 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.50 7.36 4.78 8.54 0.00 6.56
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.73 7.50 4.76 8.70 0.00 6.67
  Total Electric Industry 7.73 7.50 4.76 8.70 0.00 6.67
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.79 7.44 4.74 8.50 0.00 6.71
  Total Electric Industry 7.79 7.44 4.74 8.50 0.00 6.71
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.72 7.33 4.57 8.71 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.72 7.33 4.57 8.71 0.00 6.57
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.85 7.32 4.52 8.60 0.00 6.62
  Total Electric Industry 7.85 7.32 4.52 8.60 0.00 6.62
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.66 7.17 4.29 8.96 0.00 6.43
  Total Electric Industry 7.66 7.17 4.29 8.96 0.00 6.43
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.74 7.11 4.13 9.05 0.00 6.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.74 7.11 4.13 9.05 0.00 6.37
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.67 7.01 4.23 8.99 0.00 6.40
  Total Electric Industry 7.67 7.01 4.23 8.99 0.00 6.40
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.56 6.67 4.15 8.47 0.00 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.56 6.67 4.15 8.47 0.00 6.24
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.60 6.50 4.10 8.51 0.00 6.21
  Total Electric Industry 7.60 6.50 4.10 8.51 0.00 6.21
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.72 6.61 4.28 8.56 0.00 6.39
  Total Electric Industry 7.72 6.61 4.28 8.56 0.00 6.39
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.63 6.46 3.95 8.31 0.00 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.63 6.46 3.95 8.31 0.00 6.24
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.70 6.66 4.02 0.00 4.81 6.32
  Total Electric Industry 7.70 6.66 4.02 0.00 4.81 6.32
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.88 4.43 0.00 5.12 6.58
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.88 4.43 0.00 5.12 6.58
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 8.64 7.67 5.28 0.00 5.90 7.43
  Total Electric Industry 8.64 7.67 5.28 0.00 5.90 7.43
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.91 7.81 5.38 0.00 6.12 7.63
  Total Electric Industry 8.91 7.81 5.38 0.00 6.12 7.63

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Towns County, Georgia

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 155   (4.4%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 143   (4.1%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 101   (2.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 170   (4.8%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 285   (8.1%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 591   (16.8%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 655   (18.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 429   (12.2%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 258   (7.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 222   (6.3%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 74   (2.1%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 13   (0.4%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 209   (5.9%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 208   (5.9%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Towns County, Georgia)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 3,260

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 247

In 3-person carpool : 83

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 107

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 5

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 9

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 121

Other means : 19

Worked at home : 218


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Towns County, Georgia)

Less than 5 minutes : 232

5 to 9 minutes : 747

10 to 14 minutes : 619

15 to 19 minutes : 818

20 to 24 minutes : 404

25 to 29 minutes : 81

30 to 34 minutes : 362

35 to 39 minutes : 34

40 to 44 minutes : 72

45 to 59 minutes : 141

60 to 89 minutes : 72

90 or more minutes : 269


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Towns County, Georgia)

With Social Security income : 2,389

No Social Security income : 2,580


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Towns County, Georgia)

With retirement income : 1,439

No retirement income : 3,530


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Towns County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 59

$10,000 to $14,999 : 127

$15,000 to $19,999 : 233

$20,000 to $24,999 : 212

$25,000 to $29,999 : 214

$30,000 to $34,999 : 271

$35,000 to $39,999 : 208

$40,000 to $44,999 : 214

$45,000 to $49,999 : 248

$50,000 to $59,999 : 448

$60,000 to $74,999 : 387

$75,000 to $99,999 : 308

$100,000 to $124,999 : 154

$125,000 to $149,999 : 120

$150,000 to $199,999 : 92

$200,000 or more : 119


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Towns County, Georgia)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $48,709


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Towns County, Georgia

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 450  (23.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 258  (13.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 287  (14.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 18  (0.9%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 640  (33.2%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 574  (32.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 366  (20.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 676  (38.1%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 2  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 26  (1.5%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Towns County, Georgia

Employed: 5,787
Unemployed: 203



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Towns County, Georgia

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 22.6%
  • Other: 77.4%



Water Usage In Towns County, Georgia

Ground Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 1.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 1.00 Mgal/d





There are 155 Farms In Towns County, Georgia


(updated 2008)



Banks In Towns County, Georgia

Park Sterling Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.4m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 53

United Community Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $7.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 151

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Towns County, Georgia

  • Gainesville Municipal


    (about 45.6 miles in Gainesville, Georgia; Airport Code: GVL)

  • Lee Gilmer Memorial


    (about 45.7 miles in Gainesville, Georgia; Airport Code: GVL)

  • Clemson-Oconee County


    (about 52.4 miles in Seneca, South Carolina; Airport Code: CEU)

  • Oconee County Regional


    (about 52.6 miles in Seneca, South Carolina; Airport Code: CEU)

  • Jackson County


    (about 53.4 miles in Jefferson, Georgia; Airport Code: GA4)

  • McMinn County


    (about 55.6 miles in Athens, Tennessee; Airport Code: MMI)

  • Pickens County


    (about 60.4 miles in Liberty, South Carolina; Airport Code: LQK)

  • McGhee Tyson


    (about 62.2 miles in Alcoa, Tennessee; Airport Code: TYS)

  • Dalton Municipal


    (about 64.6 miles in Dalton, Georgia; Airport Code: DNN)

  • Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge


    (about 65.3 miles in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Airport Code: TN9)

  • Winder Barrow


    (about 65.7 miles in Winder, Georgia; Airport Code: WDR)

  • Barrow County


    (about 65.7 miles in Winder, Georgia; Airport Code: WDR)

  • Anderson Regional


    (about 66.8 miles in Anderson, South Carolina; Airport Code: AND)

  • Gwinnett County - Briscoe Field


    (about 66.9 miles in Lawrenceville, Georgia; Airport Code: LZU)

  • Athens/Ben Epps


    (about 72.2 miles in Athens, Georgia; Airport Code: AHN)

  • Athens Municipal


    (about 72.2 miles in Athens, Georgia; Airport Code: AHN)

  • Beaver Ruin


    (about 72.5 miles in Norcross, Georgia; Airport Code: JAO)

  • Asheville Regional


    (about 77.1 miles in Arden, North Carolina; Airport Code: AVL)

  • Donaldson Center


    (about 79.3 miles in Greenville, South Carolina; Airport Code: GDC)

  • Dekalb Peachtree


    (about 79.3 miles in Atlanta, Georgia; Airport Code: PDK)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Towns County, Georgia

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

73.75%

Carpooled

16.41%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.16%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.05%

Walked

4.51%

Other Means

0.57%

Worked At Home

4.54%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Towns County, Georgia, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Towns County, Georgia)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,861

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 206

Female householder, no husband present : 347

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,446

Householder not living alone : 109


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Towns County, Georgia)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 28

Male householder and female partner : 39

Female householder and female partner : 3

Female householder and male partner : 33

All other households : 4,866


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Towns County, Georgia)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,509

Renter-occupied housing units : 352

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 172

Renter-occupied housing units : 34

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 257

Renter-occupied housing units : 90

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,261

Renter-occupied housing units : 294


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Towns County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 338

$10,000 to $14,999 : 279

$15,000 to $19,999 : 477

$20,000 to $24,999 : 375

$25,000 to $29,999 : 279

$30,000 to $34,999 : 322

$35,000 to $39,999 : 426

$40,000 to $44,999 : 272

$45,000 to $49,999 : 275

$50,000 to $59,999 : 639

$60,000 to $74,999 : 432

$75,000 to $99,999 : 345

$100,000 to $124,999 : 160

$125,000 to $149,999 : 125

$150,000 to $199,999 : 92

$200,000 or more : 133


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Towns County, Georgia)

Total : 8,200


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Towns County, Georgia)

Occupied : 4,969

Vacant : 3,231


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Towns County, Georgia)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Towns County, Georgia)

Built 2005 or later : 151

Built 2000 to 2004 : 580

Built 1990 to 1999 : 2,365

Built 1980 to 1989 : 2,088

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,260

Built 1960 to 1969 : 560

Built 1950 to 1959 : 690

Built 1940 to 1949 : 294

Built 1939 or earlier : 212


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Towns County, Georgia)

Utility gas : 110

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 2,571

Electricity : 1,844

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 175

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 269

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Towns County, Georgia)

Less than $10,000 : 37

$10,000 to $14,999 : 64

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 11

$25,000 to $29,999 : 16

$30,000 to $34,999 : 38

$35,000 to $39,999 : 35

$40,000 to $49,999 : 106

$50,000 to $59,999 : 159

$60,000 to $69,999 : 69

$70,000 to $79,999 : 134

$80,000 to $89,999 : 110

$90,000 to $99,999 : 93

$100,000 to $124,999 : 301

$125,000 to $149,999 : 234

$150,000 to $174,999 : 389

$175,000 to $199,999 : 327

$200,000 to $249,999 : 460

$250,000 to $299,999 : 334

$300,000 to $399,999 : 418

$400,000 to $499,999 : 254

$500,000 to $749,999 : 314

$750,000 to $999,999 : 143

$1,000,000 or more : 153


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Towns County, Georgia)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 34

Home equity loan only : 228

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,754

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,183


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Towns County, Georgia)

Built 2005 or later : $174,700

Built 2000 to 2004 : $221,700

Built 1990 to 1999 : $210,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $219,900

Built 1970 to 1979 : $184,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $214,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $125,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $196,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $196,800


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Towns County, Georgia: 66.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Georgia: 68.5%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Towns County, Georgia

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 221 221 $22,412,055
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

221 221 $22,412,055
2000        
  Single Family 181 181 $19,465,383
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

181 181 $19,465,383
2001        
  Single Family 234 234 $27,109,435
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

234 234 $27,109,435
2002        
  Single Family 259 259 $37,496,726
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 9 36 $1,561,959
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

268 295 $39,058,685
2003        
  Single Family 254 254 $32,191,611
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

254 254 $32,191,611
2004        
  Single Family 293 293 $38,349,194
  Two Family 2 4 $244,044
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 4 24 $1,281,120
  Total

299 321 $39,874,358
2005        
  Single Family 368 368 $53,284,901
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $249,796
  Five or More Family 1 8 $685,326
  Total

370 380 $54,220,023
2006        
  Single Family 397 397 $72,695,083
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

397 397 $72,695,083


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Towns County, GA): $31,950
Median Household Income In 2000 (Georgia): $42,433


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Towns County): $113,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Georgia): $100,600


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Towns County, Georgia

Utility Gas: 2.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 53.4%
Electricity: 31.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 5.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.3%
Wood: 6.6%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.5%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Towns County, Georgia

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 5.44%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 16.19%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 78.37%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Towns County): $435
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Georgia): $613
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Towns County): $620


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Towns County, Georgia are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Towns County, Georgia

Good Shepherd Home Health And


     Address: 165 Highway West, Hayesville, North Carolina 28904
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 12/21/1977

Mountain Home Nursing Service


     Address: 345 Hwy. 64 West, Hayesville, North Carolina 28904
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 12/14/1971

Appalachian Home Health


     Address: 1658 Gowder Drive, Blairsville, Georgia 30512
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 5/1/1991

United Home Care Of North Geor


     Address: 471 South Main Street, Suite B, Cleveland, Georgia 30528
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 12/2/1999

Angel Home Health And Hospice


     Address: 170 Church St, Franklin, North Carolina 28734
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 10/31/1973

Hospitals Close To Towns County, Georgia

Chatuge Regional Hospital


     Address: 110 East Main Street, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Union General Hospital


     Address: 214 Hospital Circle, Blairsville, Georgia 30512
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Murphy Medical Center Inc


     Address: 4130 Us Highway 64 East, Murphy, North Carolina 28906
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Angel Medical Center


     Address: 120 Riverview St Po Box 1209, Franklin, North Carolina 28734
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Highlands Cashiers Hospital Inc


     Address: 190 Hospital Drive, Highlands, North Carolina 28741
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Nursing Homes Close To Towns County, Georgia

Chatuge Regional Nursing Home


     Address: 386 Belaire Drive, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 105
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Clay County Care Center


     Address: 86 Valley Hideaway Drive, Hayesville, North Carolina 28904
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 70
     Percent Occupied: 78%

Union County Nursing Home


     Address: 550 Nursing Home Circle, Blairsville, Georgia 30512
     Ownership: Non Profit - Other
     Number of Residents: 149
     Percent Occupied: 99%

Mountain View Health Care


     Address: 547 Warwoman Road, Clayton, Georgia 30525
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 100
     Percent Occupied: 85%

Murphy Medical Center


     Address: 4130 Us Hwy 64 East, Murphy, North Carolina 28906
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 126
     Percent Occupied: 94%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Towns County, Georgia

Name: Oconee
Address: PO Box 1439; Seneca, SC 29679
Distance: 49 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Towns County, Georgia

    Retired Workers: 2,550
    Disabled Workers: 345
    Widowers Workers: 340
    Spouses Workers: 210
    Children Workers: 155


(updated 2007)



Towns County, Georgia Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 27.08%
  • Bush & Cheney 72.41%
  • Other 0.51%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Towns County, Georgia citizens.

Relocation to Towns County, GA

10.38 % of Towns County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $65,937

Georgia Average 10.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Towns County, GA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Union County , GA 1.08 % ($43,026 AGI )
  • Clay County , NC 0.62 % ($47,364 AGI )
  • Gwinnett County , GA 0.34 % ($65,083 AGI )
  • Broward County , FL 0.28 % ($91,200 AGI )
  • Lee County , FL 0.28 % ($62,800 AGI )
  • Palm Beach County , FL 0.28 % ($55,500 AGI )
  • Fulton County , GA 0.28 % ($47,800 AGI )
  • Cherokee County , NC 0.28 % ($29,700 AGI )

Relocation away from Towns County, GA

7.44 % of Towns County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $50,594

Georgia Average 9.55 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Towns County, GA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Union County , GA 1.14 % ($25,641 AGI )
  • Clay County , NC 0.88 % ($35,767 AGI )
  • Cherokee County , NC 0.35 % ($21,833 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Georgia

Low Bracket: $750 (1.00%)
High Bracket: $7,000 (6.00%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Georgia

4.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Towns County, Georgia is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Towns County, Georgia


On 03/29/1997, a tornado touched down 1.39 miles from the center of Towns County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 12/25/1974, a tornado touched down 7.21 miles from the center of Towns County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 01/10/1965, a tornado touched down 10.15 miles from the center of Towns County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.

On 04/03/1974, a tornado touched down 13.58 miles from the center of Towns County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/04/1974, a tornado touched down 13.76 miles from the center of Towns County, Georgia. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.



Storms In Towns County, Georgia

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
09/16/2004, 07:30 pm 0 0 $500K --
05/07/2003, 07:25 am 0 0 $5K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
07/27/1997, 04:26 pm 0 0 $10K --
         





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Towns County, Georgia directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Georgia

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
8,958 11,744 14,257 15,293 16,391 18,811 20,371 21,559 23,147 24,870


(updated 2014)



Jails in Towns County, Georgia


  • Towns County Detention Center


    4070b State Hwy 339, Young Harris, GA 30582
    Confined: 60
    Avg. Population: 55


(updated 2006)



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