Income/capita 35%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 72%
IndexBlue RidgeGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$19,329$26,678$29,829
Median household income$37,656$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,364$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$24,883$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$18,375$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate8.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level21.8%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Blue Ridge is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Blue Ridge is 32% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Blue Ridge is 72% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Blue Ridge is 45% higher than the national average

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      Blue Ridge employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector1.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services23.3%20.6%
      Public administration2.6%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%5.4%
      Education, health & social services1.3%15.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mineral Bluff, GA223$63,86415%
      Epworth, GA352$55,9561%
      Flat Top Mountain, TN388$52,2026%
      Cherry Log, GA134$41,04226%
      Ellijay, GA2,302$38,25031%
      Blue Ridge, GA1,485$37,65632%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gregory, SD1,485$32,25042%
      Fredericksburg, PA1,485$56,3692%
      Greenville, VA1,485$58,2715%
      Akron, IA1,485$44,61519%
      Munday, TX1,485$36,80933%
      Blue Ridge, GA1,485$37,65632%
      Source: The Blue Ridge, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).