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Lumpkin County & Area Profile
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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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Lumpkin County – (2020) – 34,492
Lumpkin County Median Age – 37.3
Number of Workers in Labor Force – 16,363
Draw Area Labor Force – 170,684
Education & Income
Citizens with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher – 26.7%
Median Household Income – $43,039
Per capita income in past 12 months – $23,428
County Average Weekly Wage – $719
Average weekly wage: $472/week
Healthcare & Social Services
Average weekly wage: $735/week
Average weekly wage: $878/week
Accommodation & Food Service
Average weekly wage: $281/week
Average weekly wage: $548/week
Average weekly wage: $1,010/week
*cited from GDOL Industry Mix – 1st Quarter 2020
Transportation & Connectivity
Connection to State Route 400 (SR 400) – State Route 400 (SR 400) is a vital north-south transportation corridor in metro Atlanta.
30 miles from Interstate 985
41 miles from Interstate 85
45 miles to Interstate 575/Georgia 5
90 miles from Interstate 75
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)
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
North Georgia Network (NGN)
Kinetic by Windstream
Water & Sewer
City of Dahlonega
Lumpkin County Water & Sewerage Authority
Detail Workforce Graphs
- 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