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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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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,101$37,656$75,312
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Blue Ridge median earnings by income bracket

      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%
      Other42.3%39.1%

      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).