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Hiawassee is a town in Towns County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Cherokee term for "meadow"

The latitude of Hiawassee is 34.949N. The longitude is -83.757W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,972 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 806.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,615
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hiawassee demographic reports
Hiawassee is on the Hiawassee River
Local festivals include:
  • Georgia Mountain Fair - July 18-29, 2007
  • Georgia Mountain Fall Festival - Oct. 12-21, 2007
  • Hiawassee Festival of Arts - Aug. 25-26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hiawassee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Hiawassee attractions: Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hiawassee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Towns County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30546 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Hiawassee residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hiawassee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hiawassee was $19,957, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Hiawassee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hiawassee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $276.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $950.


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Libraries in Hiawassee include Towns County Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Hiawassee workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Hiawassee include Holiday Inn Express, Ridges Resort & Club.

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