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At a Glance



Dec. 1   Holiday Art Show and Sale
Dec. 1   Tour of Trees
Dec. 1   Christmas at Southern Tree Plantation
Dec. 1   Mountain Country Christmas in Lights!
Dec. 1   Gingerbread Village Display
Dec. 1   Santa Express Train Ride
Dec. 1   The Bench: A Christmas Story
Dec. 1   Festival of Trees
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Fannin County At A Glance
Population
Population (2010 Est.)
Fannin County: 23,682
Population Growth (2000-2010): 19.6%

Economic Profile
2014 Households: 16,589
Median Household Income: $34,239
Median Disposable Income: $28,903
Per Capita Income, 2010: $19,164

Labor (2015)
Labor Force: 9,758
Employed: 9,088
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%

Taxes
Property Tax - Effective tax rate in Fannin County is $709.76 per $100,000 of property at fair market value. This rate applies to all land, buildings, machinery, equipment, and inventory.

Sales Tax - Cities and county have 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax. Local Hotel/Motel Excise Tax is 5%. Hotels also have a $5 per day transportation assessment.

Georgia Income Tax – is 6%.

Utilities
Electric Power – Fannin County is served by Tennessee Valley Authority, distributed by Tri-State EMC and Blue Ridge Mountains EMC.

Water and Sewer
City of Blue Ridge - Water & Sewer
City of McCaysville – Water & Sewer
City of Morganton – Water Service

Telecommunications
AT&T Communications – McCaysville & Copperhill
Ellijay Telephone Company (ETC) – Countywide
TDS Telecom – Countywide

Natural Gas
Natural gas is available in the Blue Ridge area. For information regarding services and hook-ups, please contact Atlanta Gas Light's Energy Connection Center at 770-994-6105.

Public Services
Fire Protection: 120 trained volunteer personnel, 15 fire stations, 9 rescue trucks, 12 tankers, 16 engines, Fire insurance classification 5 in city and 5-9 in county.

Emergency Services: Three 24-hour staffed ambulances and two ambulances on reserve. Five first responder rescue vehicles. Enhanced 911 systems. Lifeforce Air emergency services.

Police Protection: Fannin County Sheriff’s Department Officers: 35; Georgia State Patrol Officers: 16; Blue Ridge Police Department Officers: 15; McCaysville Police Department Officers: 5 full time.

Garbage: Service provided by private contractors.

Zoning: Blue Ridge has zoning ordinance. Fannin County has land use plan.

For detailed information and demographics, see: Fannin Development Authority
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
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Business: 706-632-5680 : 1-800-899-MTNS (6867)
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