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Waleska is a city in Cherokee County, in the Atlanta metro area.
The community was named for a daughter of a Cherokee chief.
The latitude of Waleska is 34.316N. The longitude is -84.552W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,109 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 718.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waleska demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30183 ZIP code.
15% of Waleska residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waleska ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waleska was $11,126, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Waleska residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Waleska, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.
Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waleska political report.
The average commute time for Waleska workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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