Ellijay

Home to eleven apple orchards with over twenty-two varieties of apples.
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Welcome to Ellijay

Ellijay is located in Gilmer County and lies where two rivers come together to form the Coosawattee River.
 
Famous as the Apple Capital of Georgia, Ellijay is home to eleven apple orchards with over twenty-two varieties of apples, as well as homemade apple butter, fried pies, and old-fashioned cider. This beautiful town also annually hosts the Georgia Apple Festival in October, which means two exciting weekends of food, art, and crafts. As part of the celebration, the festival also includes a parade and antique car show.
 
Ellijay is the historic county seat of Gilmer County. With approximately 1,619 living in town, Gilmer County as a whole comprises of 29,000 people. Approximately 8,000 families call Gilmer County their home.
 
This town is also an Appalachian Trail Community, where mountain vistas and cold, clear rivers abound. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Ellijay offers many outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, and camping. Likewise, golf enthusiasts enjoy the White Path Golf Club.
 
Like other North Georgia towns, Ellijay has small-town charm and a friendly atmosphere. Hotels, restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries warmly welcome visitors. In fact, the town’s family-oriented events and recently-restored downtown square have made Ellijay a popular destination.

Overview for Ellijay, GA

31,047 people live in Ellijay, where the median age is 49.2 and the average individual income is $30,955. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,047

Total Population

49.2 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,955

Average individual Income

Around Ellijay, GA

There's plenty to do around Ellijay, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including El Señor de los Raspados, Ellijay Excursions, and Pueblo Cantina.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.78 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.53 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.22 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.55 miles 22 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.47 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.56 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ellijay, GA

Ellijay has 12,648 households, with an average household size of 2.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ellijay do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,047 people call Ellijay home. The population density is 72.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,047

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49.2

Median Age

49.82 / 50.18%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,648

Total Households

2.44

Average Household Size

$30,955

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Ellijay, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Ellijay. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Clear Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Ellijay Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Pleasant Hills Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Clear Creek Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Mountain View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Josephine Edwards Christian School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5

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