Young Harris is a tiny city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 1,237 people and just one neighborhood, Young Harris is the 334th largest community in Georgia. Young Harris has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures.
Occupations and Workforce
Young Harris is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Young Harris is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Young Harris who work in office and administrative support (34.20%), food service (19.69%) and sales jobs (7.25%).
Of important note, Young Harris is also a city of artists. Young Harris has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Young Harris’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.11% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Young Harris is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Young Harris area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Young Harris maintain a good economy.
One of the benefits of Young Harris is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Young Harris 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.