129 County Recreation Road, Suite 200
P.O. Box 801 • Blairsville, GA 30514

Phone: 706-745-4500 Fax: 706-745-1859
Wednesday - Nov 20, 2019

Grow, Build, Flourish in Blairsville and Union County

Blairsville, Georgia, is a dynamic and growing community. From 1990 to 2018, Union County’s population more
than doubled, primarily from in-migration. The labor force, employment and personal income levels have risen
steadily over the past 30 years while the cost of living has remained low.
 

Population & Projections
  1990 2000 2010 2017 2030
Union County 11,993 17,289 21,083 23,459 27,323
Union County
Labor Shed
89,488 120,439 150,650 161,774 176,852
Georgia 3.3 million 8.1 million 9.7 million 10.4 million 11.7 million
United States 248.7 million 281.4 million 308.7 million 325.7 million 355.1 million

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017; may not equal 100% due to rounding

Population by Age (%)
County Age
5
Ages
5-19
Ages
20-59
Ages
60-74
Age
75
Union 3.4 14.8 41.9 27.1 12.7
Fannin 4.0 15.2 44.5 25.6 10.4
Lumpkin 4.3 20.3 51.8 17.9 5.7
Towns 3.7 15.0 40.6 25.5 15.3
White 4.4 19.2 49.8 18.3 8.2
Cherokee County, NC 4.2 15.5 44.2 25.6 10.6
Clay County, NC 3.9 15.6 42.2 27.0 11.3
Georgia 6.4 20.9 54.4 13.4 4.9
United States 6.2 19.5 53.5 14.6 6.3

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017; may not equal 100% due to rounding

Population by Educational Attainment (%)
County   Graduate
Degree
Bachelor’s
Degree
Associates or
Some College
High School
Diploma
Less than High
School Graduate
Union Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
10.0
10.2
12.0
25.1
32.1
24.0
34.6
40.7
11.4
Fannin Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
7.1
3.5
11.9
40.6
29.2
36.4
37.6
19.5
14.1
Lumpkin Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0
11.6
5.2
15.0
64.6
27.7
19.8
28.9
10.4
16.7
Towns Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
10.5
4.9
15.1
62.0
33.1
23.4
30.4
9.6
10.9
White Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
8.3
4.7
11.9
40.3
23.2
35.9
31.7
19.1
14.8
Cherokee
County, NC
Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
7.5
4.2
11.6
38.8
32.1
38.3
33.7
18.7
15.0
Clay
County, NC
Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
8.8
0.0
14.2
25.0
32.7
39.0
33.5
36.0
10.8
Georgia Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
11.4
8.7
18.6
43.3
28.3
31.8
28.0
16.3
13.7
United States Ages 18-24
Ages 25+
0.0
11.8
10.5
19.1
45.7
29.1
30.5
27.3
13.4
12.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017; may not equal 100% due to rounding

Per Capita Income
Year Union County Georgia U.S.
1990 $10,975 $17,121 $19,591
2000 $18,845 $21,154 $30,602
2010 $24,182 $25,134 $40,278
2017 $26,755 $28,015 $50,392

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Median Household Income
Year Union County Georgia U.S.
1990 $20,275 $27,561 $29,943
2000 $31,893 $41,901 $41,990
2010 $41,298 $44,117 $49,276
2017 $42,767 $57,016 $61,372

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Cost of Living 2018
Cost Index* Union County Georgia U.S.
Overall 98.2 100 100
Grocery 104.2 97.5 100
Health 121 96 100
Housing 97 92 100
Utilities 100 103 100
Transportation 87 121 100
Miscellaneous 97 95 100

Source: BestPlaces.net
*Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Union County is cheaper than the US average.