- Sky Valley, Georgia
official_name = Sky Valley, Georgia
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in Rabun County and the state of Georgia
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Georgia
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Rabun
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 7.9
area_land_km2 = 7.9
area_water_km2 = 0
area_total_sq_mi = 3
area_land_sq_mi = 3
area_water_sq_mi = 0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 221
population_density_km2 = 28
population_density_sq_mi = 73.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 34 |latm = 59 |lats = 10 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 19 |longs = 29 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 1005
elevation_ft = 3297
postal_code = 30537
area_code = 706
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 13-71282GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0330571GR|3
Sky Valley is a town in
Rabun County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total populationof 250.
It is home to
Sky Valley Resort, which offers golfing in the summer. The resort used to have the only winter ski areain Georgia, but after changing ownership in 2004, the ski portion of the resort was closed permanently [http://www.slopequest.com/slopes/GA/Sky%20Valley%20Resort.html] . The only highwayor other through-road is the Dillard/Highlands Road (Georgia State Route 246 and N.C. Highway 106) between Dillard, Georgiaand Highlands, North Carolina. The northern city limit is the North Carolinastate line, where the highway zigzags crossing in five different places (two of which are into and out of the city).
Sky Valley is located at coor dms|34|59|10|N|83|19|29|W|city (34.986008, -83.324688)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 221 people, 112 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 72.9 people per square mile (28.2/km²). There were 675 housing units at an average density of 222.6/sq mi (86.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.48% White, 4.07% African American, and 0.45% from two or more races.
There were 112 households out of which 11.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.30.
In the city the population was spread out with 9.5% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 8.1% from 25 to 44, 34.4% from 45 to 64, and 45.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 64 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,750, and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $13,750 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $31,511. About 5.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 1.8% of those sixty five or over.
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