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Gilmer County, Georgia

1 West Side Sq
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 635-4361
Fax: (706) 635-4359
www.gilmerchamber.com

In north-central GA, north of Atlanta; organized Dec 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. Name Origin: For George Rockingham Gilmer (1790-1859), U.S. representative from GA (1821-23; 1827-29; 1833-35) and twice governor (1829-31; 1837-39)

Area (sq mi):: 431.83 (land 426.69; water 5.14) Population per square mile: 64.10
Population 2005: 27,335 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 16.50%; 1990-2000 75.50% Population 2000: 23,456 (White 90.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 7.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 6.00%). Foreign born: 5.80%. Median age: 37.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,147; median household $35,140; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,631-$21,517
Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 31.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Gilmer County, West Virginia

10 Howard St
Glenville, WV 26351
Phone: (304) 462-7641
Fax: (304) 462-8855

In central WV, southwest of Clarksburg; organized Feb 3, 1845 from Lewis and Kanawha counties. Name Origin: For Thomas Walker Gilmer (1802-44), VA legislator, governor (1840-41), U.S. representative (1841-44), and U.S. secretary of the Navy (1844)

Area (sq mi):: 340.07 (land 340.05; water 0.02) Population per square mile: 20.40
Population 2005: 6,950 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 -6.60% Population 2000: 7,160 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,498; median household $22,857; Population below poverty level: 25.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,531-$19,988
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 30.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Appalachian Community Bank, which also operates in Gilmer County, Georgia, under the trade name of Gilmer County Bank, provides a full range of community banking services to individuals and to small and medium-sized businesses, through its five full-service branches in North Georgia (Ellijay, East Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Chatsworth), as well as through loan production offices in Dawsonville, Georgia, Murphy, North Carolina, and in Copperhill and Ducktown, Tennessee.