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. 44.37% 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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elberton who work in sales jobs (8.09%), maintenance occupations (7.74%), and food service (5.84%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.21 minutes getting to work every day.
Elberton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Elberton has a very low overall level of education: only 9.63% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Elberton in 2010 was $16,233, 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 $64,932 for a family of four. Elberton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.42% 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. Important ancestries of people in Elberton include Irish, German, French , and European.
The most common language spoken in Elberton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.