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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.
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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.
20% of Hiawassee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Hiawassee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $276. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $950.
Libraries in Hiawassee include Towns County Public Library ... View libraries
Towns County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hiawassee political report.
The average commute time for Hiawassee workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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