Tallulah Falls, Georgia

This article refers to the town. For the lake, see Lake Tallulah Falls, for the waterfalls and gorge, see Tallulah Gorge and for the river, see Tallulah River.

Tallulah Falls is a town in Habersham and Rabun counties in the U.S. state of Georgia near the Tallulah River. The population was 199 at the 2020 census.[4]

Tallulah Falls, Georgia
Location in Habersham County and the state of Georgia
Location in Habersham County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°44′1″N 83°23′30″W / 34.73361°N 83.39167°W / 34.73361; -83.39167Coordinates: 34°44′1″N 83°23′30″W / 34.73361°N 83.39167°W / 34.73361; -83.39167
CountryUnited States
CountiesRabun, Habersham
 • Total8.74 sq mi (22.63 km2)
 • Land8.26 sq mi (21.40 km2)
 • Water0.48 sq mi (1.23 km2)
1,719 ft (524 m)
 • Total199
 • Density24.09/sq mi (9.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code706
FIPS code13-75328[2]
GNIS feature ID0333182[3]


The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Tallulah Falls as a town in 1885.[5] The community took its name from a nearby waterfall, which today is submerged beneath the waters of Tallulah Falls Lake.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.1 km2), of which 8.1 square miles (21.1 km2) is land and 0.4 square mile (1.0 km2) (4.68%) is water. U.S. Highway 23-441, one of the principal thoroughfares into the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, bisects the town.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 164 people, 71 households, and 47 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.1 people per square mile (7.8/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 13.0 per square mile (5.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 71 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,833, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,663. About 4.2% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 34.4% of those 65 or over.

In the mediaEdit

Tallulah Falls was the filming location for portions of the 1972 film Deliverance.[8]

Hollywood actress Tallulah Bankhead was named after her paternal grandmother, who in turn was named after Tallulah Falls.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Census profile: Tallulah Falls, GA". Census Reporter. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  5. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1885. p. 404.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 220. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 249. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.

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