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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ellijay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gilmer 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 30540 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Libraries in Ellijay include Gilmer County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ellijay include Ellijay Times-Courier
Gilmer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ellijay political report.
The average commute time for Ellijay workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Ellijay include Whispering Winds Mountain Retreat.
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