Elberton is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,453 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Elberton is the 152nd largest community in Georgia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Elberton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.08% of the Elberton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Elberton is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elberton who work in sales jobs (11.70%), maintenance occupations (7.99%), and office and administrative support (6.03%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Elberton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.12 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Elberton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Elberton have a very low rate of college education: just 9.62% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Elberton in 2010 was $16,391, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,564 for a family of four. However, Elberton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Elberton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.93% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Elberton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elberton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elberton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Elberton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Elberton include English, German, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Elberton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.