Fannin County At A Glance

At A Glance

Information and statistics about Blue Ridge, McCaysville & Fannin County, Georgia

Population

  • Blue Ridge: 1,290
  • McCaysville: 1,056
  • Fannin County: 24,017

Population Growth (2009 - 2016): 19.6%

Economic Profile

Households: 19,502
Median Household Income: $40,324
Per Capita Income: $22,908

Labor Force

Labor Force: 11,412
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

Taxes

Property Tax - Effective tax rate in Fannin County is $616.24 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 Sewage
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: 100+ Volunteer Fire Fighters & First Responders, 34 Full Time Fire Medics, 14 County Fire Stations

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

Police Protection: Fannin County Sheriff’s Department Officers: 45; Georgia State Patrol Officers: 11; Blue Ridge Police Department Officers: 14; McCaysville Police Department Officers: 12.

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