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Lumpkin County & Area Profile

Get accurate and up-to-date research on doing business in Lumpkin County, Georgia. Whether you’re relocating, expanding, or starting with a new business idea, we are here to help you get the facts!

Lumpkin County has relationships with WorkSource Georgia, Georgia Department of Labor, Lumpkin County School System, University of North Georgia, and Lanier Technical College that can assist existing and potential employers find and retain labor.

These existing partnerships help businesses create a pipeline of talent that best fits their specific business needs! Working with the Development Authority and these partner agencies open the door for work-based learning, internships, and apprenticeship programs for businesses.

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The Workforce

  • Population

    Lumpkin County – (2019) – 33,610

    Households – 11,570

    Lumpkin County Median Age – 37.3

    Number of Workers in Labor Force – 16,363

    Draw Area Labor Force – 170,684

  • Education & Income

    Enrollment UNG Dahlonega – 7,322 (Fall 2021)

    Lumpkin County School System

    • District Enrollment: 3,818
    • Schools: 3 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high
    • 98.41 % Grad Rate
    • Awarded $3.1 Million Grant for College & Career Academy (Fall 2021)

    High school graduate or higher – 84.8%

    Median Household Income – $51,790

    Per capita income in past 12 months – $27,155

    *cited from QuickFacts
    Lumpkin County, Georgia

Employment Mix

  • Top 6

    Retail Trade
    83 establishments
    856 employees
    Average weekly wage: $557/week

    Health Care & Social Services
    72 establishments
    1,143 employees
    Average weekly wage: $675/week

    63 establishments
    364 employees
    Average weekly wage: $899/week

    Accommodation & Food Service
    63 establishments
    1,166 employees
    Average weekly wage: $326/week

    Professional Services
    57 establishments
    230 employees
    Average weekly wage: $649/week

    33 establishments
    577 employees
    Average weekly wage: $1,018/week

    *cited from GDOL Industry Mix – 1st Quarter 2021


  • Transportation & Connectivity

    Connection to State Route 400 (SR 400) – State Route 400 (SR 400) is a vital north-south transportation corridor in metro Atlanta.

    Other Corridors
    30 miles from Interstate 985
    41 miles from Interstate 85
    45 miles to Interstate 575/Georgia 5
    90 miles from Interstate 75

  • Port Access

    Hall County Inland Port, scheduled completion TBD (31 miles or 45 minutes)
    Port of Savannah (316 miles or 5 hours)
    Appalachian Regional Port (234 miles or 3 hours 45 minutes)

  • Air Transportation

    27 miles to Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, Gainesville GA.
    The Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport consists of two runways. Runway 11/29 is 4,001 feet long and runway 5/23 is 5,500 feet long with MALSR (Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System) and ILS (Instrument Landing System).

    78 miles to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA.


  • Taxes & Incentives

    Total Millage Rate: 26.62

    Combines state and local sales tax rate: 8%

    Job Tax Credit: $1,750

    Job Tax Credit Tier: 3

    Freeport Exemption: 100%

    Eligibility for New Market Tax Credits

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  • Utilities

    Georgia Power
    Amicalola EMC
    Jackson EMC
    Sawnee EMC

    North Georgia Network (NGN)
    Kinetic by Windstream

    Water & Sewer
    City of Dahlonega
    Lumpkin County Water & Sewerage Authority

Detail Workforce Graphs

Useful Documents

Data Sources
  • US Census Bureau
  • Department of Labor Workforce Statistics & Economic Research (June 2018)
  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Google Maps
  • Department of Revenue
  • University of North Georgia