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Gilmer County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 426.5 square miles
Population Density 66.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 28,579
Population change 1.1%
Under 5 years of age 5.3%
Under 18 20.8%
65 and over 20.8%
Females 49.7%
White 96.4
Hispanic or Latino of any race 10.6
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 0.9%
Native American 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.5%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.4%
Veterans 2,397
Households and Housing
Households 11,513
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 82.8%
Median household income $39,140
The per capita income $21,317
Live below the poverty line. 21.7%
housing units 16,536
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $142,200
Residents owning their homes. 73.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 2,593
Women-owned firms 24.7%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $370,523
Retail sales per capita $12,965
Manufacturers shipments $354,553
Merchant wholesaler sales $45,815