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Gilmer County, GA


Designated Market Area: Atlanta, GA-AL-NC
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism, Low Education, Low Employment, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Graying America

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2022 population: 32,407   ( 4,115 from 2010)
Land area: 426.2 square miles
Population density: 76.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:27,183 83.88% 8.4%
Black:2440.75% 149.0%
Indian:1290.40% 79.2%
Asian:2220.69% 177.5%
2+ races:4201.30% 56.1%
Hispanic:4,20912.99% 57.2%
Total non-White:5,22416.12% 62.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:658 10.5
Deaths:1,04916.7
Net Migration: 1,41122.5
Net Immigration: 590.9
Change in White population:2,105 7.4
Change in Non-White pop.:2,010 7.1




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
28,292
25,07888.64%
980.35%
720.25%
800.28%
2690.95%
2,6779.46%
3,21411.36%

2000
23,456
21,28790.75%
510.22%
810.35%
530.23%
1660.71%
1,8157.74%
2,1699.25%

1990
13,368
13,15398.39%
350.26%
600.45%
00.00%
n/a
1200.90%
2151.61%

1980
11,110
11,03399.31%
140.13%
130.12%
20.02%
n/a
480.43%
770.69%

1970
8,956
8,91499.53%
280.31%
10.01%
110.12%
n/a
00.00%
42 0.47%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
3,605 15.4
2,2219.5
3,39414.5
9223.9
3,791 16.2
1,045 4.5
1990's
NumberRate
2,589 19.4
1,63712.2
6,22046.5
1010.8
8,134 60.8
1,954 14.6
1980's
NumberRate
1,713 15.4
1,136 10.2
1,738 15.6
n/a
2,120 19.1
138 1.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,507 16.8
n/a
2,119 23.7
35 0.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Gilmer County, GA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
49.6
5,933 18.3%
26,474 81.7%
8,122 25.1%
12,868
2.43
8,970 69.7%
7,028 78.4%
525 5.9%
3,898 30.3%

2010
NumberPercent
43.4
6,229 22.0%
22,063 78.0%
5,015 17.7%
11,314
2.48
8,000 70.7%
6,474 80.9%
525 6.6%
3,314 29.3%

2000
NumberPercent
37.6
5,681 24.2%
17,775 75.8%
3,106 13.2%
9,047
2.57
6,695 74.0%
5,591 83.5%
366 5.5%
2,352 26.0%

1990
NumberPercent
35.4
3,335 24.9%
10,033 75.1%
1,818 13.6%
5,100
2.58
4,015 78.7%
3,445 85.8%
192 4.8%
1,085 21.3%

1980
NumberPercent
32.3
3,164 28.5%
7,946 71.5%
1,450 13.1%
3,968
2.75
3,199 80.6%
2,810 87.8%
163 5.1%
769 19.4%

2022 Housing Data for Gilmer County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units17,850 
Median Value$259,700 
Occupied12,86872.1%
Vacant4,98227.9%
Owned9,79176.1%
Rented3,07723.9%
Median Rent$907 
Single-Family Units13,98978.4%
    Detached13,81677.4%
    Attached1731.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units5363.0%
Mobile Homes2,87316.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Gilmer County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0005704.4%
$10,000 to $14,9995124.0%
$15,000 to $19,9996024.7%
$20,000 to $24,9996925.4%
$25,000 to $29,9996665.2%
$30,000 to $34,9996645.2%
$35,000 to $39,9994323.4%
$40,000 to $44,9994063.2%
$45,000 to $49,9993402.6%
$50,000 to $59,9995454.2%
$60,000 to $74,9991,56012.1%
$75,000 to $99,9992,29617.8%
$100,000 to $124,9991,2759.9%
$125,000 to $149,9998836.9%
$150,000 to $199,9998196.4%
$200,000 or more6064.7%
Median Household Income70,334 
Per Capita Income34,412 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state77 
Compared to U.S.73 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI7746.0%
Public Assistance2241.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps1,1278.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed10,32165.9%
Unemployed2861.8%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force10,60767.7%
Not in Labor Force5,05132.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 34.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector5,3623,81358.4%
Non-Profit26225750.5%
Self-Employed1,12949469.6%
Local Government60895838.8%
State Government17929337.9%
Federal Government5613928.7%
Total Private + Self6,4914,30760.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.1,1051,64740.2%
Total7,5965,95456.1%
Pct. Govt.16.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts1,51411.2%
Sales and Office Occupations3,12123.0%
Professional, Technical2,81120.7%
Service Occupations2,15715.9%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1481.1%
All others3,96829.2%
White Collar 54.9%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing1,99214.7%
Retail trade1,58911.7%
Educational services1,45410.7%
Construction1,38210.2%
Health care and social assistance1,2519.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.7705.7%
Accommodation and food services6184.6%
Public administration6124.5%
Other services5744.2%
Professional, scientific, technical5273.9%
Real estate and rental and leasing4863.6%
Transportation and warehousing4623.4%
Information3942.9%
Finance and insurance3142.3%
Wholesale trade2932.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2802.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2641.9%
Utilities2071.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1020.8%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Gilmer County, GA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1,5594.95%
Puerto Rican1220.39%
Cuban640.20%
Dominican680.22%
Total Central American1,4964.75%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan1,1243.57%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian2900.92%
Salvadoran820.26%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1770.56%
Argentinean280.09%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean170.05%
Colombian860.27%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian160.05%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan300.10%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic4291.36%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Cambodian750.24%
Japanese200.06%
Indian140.04%
Chinese70.02%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English27,00990.2%
Spanish2,3467.8%
Other Indo-European1840.6%
Other Asian1390.5%
Other1230.4%
German, other Germanic720.2%
French, Haitian, Cajun440.1%
Chinese240.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic160.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English4,94415.7%
German4,72415.0%
Irish4,40314.0%
American2,8739.1%
Scottish1,2844.1%
Italian1,1573.7%
French5411.7%
Polish5281.7%
Scotch-Irish5151.6%
Swedish4331.4%
European3931.2%
Dutch3441.1%
British2730.9%
Welsh2440.8%
French Canadian2320.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen30,68097.3%
Not a citizen8392.7%
Native29,76494.4%
Foreign-born1,7555.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Gilmer County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
1,543 6.6%1,747 7.4%8,181 34.9%6,492 27.7%3,307 14.1%2,185 9.3%
  Average years of education: 12.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 1,543 6.6%
9-12 Years 1,747 7.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 8,181 34.9%
Some College 6,492 27.7%
Bach. Degree 3,307 14.1%
Grad Degree 2,185 9.3%
Average years of education: 12.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Gilmer County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 6,635 6,153 482 7.3% 5.4%
1991 6,591 6,104 487 7.4% 5.3%
1992 6,644 6,024 620 9.3% 6.6%
1993 6,727 6,223 504 7.5% 5.7%
1994 6,898 6,518 380 5.5% 5.1%
1995 7,264 6,811 453 6.2% 4.8%
1996 8,162 7,657 505 6.2% 4.6%
1997 8,364 7,826 538 6.4% 4.5%
1998 8,235 7,796 439 5.3% 4.2%
1999 8,423 8,122 301 3.6% 3.8%
2000 11,247 10,876 371 3.3% 3.5%
2001 11,457 11,042 415 3.6% 4.1%
2002 12,188 11,628 560 4.6% 5.3%
2003 12,645 12,068 577 4.6% 5.1%
2004 12,818 12,247 571 4.5% 5.1%
2005 13,440 12,761 679 5.1% 5.7%
2006 14,150 13,597 553 3.9% 5.1%
2007 14,192 13,643 549 3.9% 4.9%
2008 14,065 13,172 893 6.3% 6.8%
2009 13,636 12,152 1,484 10.9% 10.4%
2010 12,848 11,380 1,468 11.4% 10.7%
2011 12,343 10,905 1,438 11.7% 10.1%
2012 12,112 10,852 1,260 10.4% 9.0%
2013 11,891 10,829 1,062 8.9% 8.1%
2014 11,946 11,075 871 7.3% 7.1%
2015 11,589 10,877 712 6.1% 6.1%
2016 11,833 11,152 681 5.8% 5.4%
2017 12,122 11,504 618 5.1% 4.8%
2018 12,017 11,504 513 4.3% 4.0%
2019 12,032 11,599 433 3.6% 3.5%
2020 11,963 11,401 562 4.7% 6.5%
2021 12,325 11,946 379 3.1% 3.9%
2022 12,413 12,032 381 3.1% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com