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ZIP Code 30540

Primary City:Ellijay, GA (View All Cities)
County: Gilmer County
Timezone: Eastern (11:06pm)
Area code: 706 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.7, -84.5
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 30540

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 30540. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 30540. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 30540, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Ellijay, GA
Acceptable:
East Ellijay

Stats and Demographics for the 30540 ZIP Code

ZIP code 30540 is located in northwest Georgia and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 30540 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 30540 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,297
Population Density 88 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,885
Median Home Value $125,000
Land Area 196.32 sq mi
Water Area 4.52 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,823
Median Household Income $37,017

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male52752058258346650547052056564758359766351238024714168
Female563543561515404477478527515615674629606594398238196188
Total1,0901,0631,1431,0988709829481,0471,0801,2621,2571,2261,2691,106778485337256

Gender

 Male 8,576 50%
 Female 8,721 50%
Gender

Race

 White 15,583 90.1%
 Black Or African American 104 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 59 0.3%
 Asian 50 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 39 0.2%
 Other Race 1,231 7.1%
 Two Or More Races 231 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner643827171,0581,230988456112
Renter14141537232222218711146
Total2057971,0891,3801,4521,175567158

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,801 56%
 Single Guardian 989 14%
 Singles 1,713 25%
 Singles With Roommate 320 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,745 70%
 Households with Kids 2,078 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male98117119105108971039112112411510312811210912412512410196
Female1101031231261091039011912211011611612891118951101108274
Total208220242231217200193210243234231219256203227219235234183170

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 30540 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 30540 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 30540 real estate data, the median home value of $125,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 30540 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 30540 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 30540 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,143 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 99 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 55 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,119 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,888 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,816 18%
 Households Vacant 3,062 31%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 402 13.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 21 0.7%
 For Sale Only 293 9.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 28 0.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,849 60.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 469 15.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 45 2%
 1 Bedroom 291 15%
 2 Bedroom 713 37%
 3+ Bedroom 858 45%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $37,017 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 30540 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 30540 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,202 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,861 27%
 No Earnings 6,208 44%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,202 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,861 27%
 No Earnings 6,208 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,346 92.8%
 Public transportation 11 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 228 3.3%
 Worked at Home 250 3.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,859 30.8%
 High School Graduate 2,881 47.7%
 Associate's degree 395 6.5%
 Bachelor's degree 503 8.3%
 Master's degree 298 4.9%
 Professional school degree 27 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 78 1.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,854 82.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 88 2.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 515 14.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 30540

ZIP Code 30540 is in the Gilmer County School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 30540.

Mountain Innovation Program
1860 South Main St
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Gilmer County School District
Ellijay Elementary School
32 McCutchen St
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gilmer County School District
Gilmer Middle School
1860 South Main St
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Gilmer County School District
Mountain View Elementary
350 Calvin Jackson Dr
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gilmer County School District
Ellijay Primary School
196 McCutchen St
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gilmer County School District
Gilmer High School
408 Bobcat Trl
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gilmer County School District
North Georgia Christian Academy
191 Harold Pritchett Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Pleasant Hills Montessori School
2228 Pleasant Gap Cir
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Grace Christian School
164 Legion Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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