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"Georgia's Apple Capital"

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "green earth."

The latitude of Ellijay is 34.694N. The longitude is -84.482W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,280 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,556.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,120
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ellijay demographic reports
Ellijay is at the confluence of the Ellijay and Cartecay rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Ellija
· Allejoy
· Alljoy
· Elija
· Alljay
· Elechaye
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Georgia Apple Festival - Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ellijay web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Mountain Park
Municipal address:
197 N. Main St.
Ellijay, GA 30540

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Ellijay residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ellijay ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ellijay was $13,740, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Ellijay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ellijay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $253.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $822.


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Libraries in Ellijay include Gilmer County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ellijay include Ellijay Times-Courier

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Gilmer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ellijay political report.

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The average commute time for Ellijay workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Ellijay include Whispering Winds Mountain Retreat.

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