Ellijay is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 1,680 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Ellijay is the 274th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities, Ellijay isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ellijay are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ellijay is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ellijay who work in food service (14.14%), office and administrative support (12.27%), and sales jobs (7.50%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Ellijay is worth considering.
Being a small city, Ellijay does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Ellijay who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.27% of the adults in Ellijay have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ellijay in 2010 was $18,515, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,060 for a family of four. However, Ellijay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ellijay also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.08% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Ellijay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ellijay residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ellijay also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ellijay include English, German, Scottish, and European.
Ellijay also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.15%.
The most common language spoken in Ellijay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.