Gilmer County is located in northern Georgia. The County Seat is Ellijay and the largest city is Ellijay. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.gilmercounty-ga.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 28,829 and the 2010 census population was 28,281. The land area is 426.54 square miles and there are 66.3 persons per square mile.
96.4% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 10.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.5% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 76.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $142,200, there are 11,513 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,317, the median household income is $39,140, and 21.7% of the persons in Gilmer County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,593. Retail sales (in $1000) were $370,523, and sales per capita were $12,965. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.7%.
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