Hiawassee, Georgia Information

As the county seat for Towns County, Georgia, the city of Hiawassee had a population of 880 as of the 2010 census. The name came from the Cherokee Native American word Ayuhwasi, meaning meadow. The city has a total area of 2.2 square miles, almost all of which is land. One zip code (30546), and one area code (706) serve the city.

Hiawassee is ranked #99 in Georgia and #8,562 in the United States with a livability score of 72, which is in the 70th percentile. The city scored best for great weather and employment. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 71 degrees, and median household income is 31 percent lower than the state of Georgia.
The overall crime rate in Hiawassee is 35% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 10.53 daily crimes that occur in Hiawassee. Hiawassee is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States. In Hiawassee you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Hiawassee has decreased by 20%.

Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Hiawassee does well in the areas of weather and employment. It scores poorly in the areas of Crime, Education, Housing, Cost of Living and Amenities.

Facebook Page for Hiawassee, Georgia:

Liz Ordiales, Mayor
City Hall,
50 River Street
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706 896-2202

Hiawassee, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Hiawassee, Georgia was 222.8 which was lower the United States average of 280.5.

The total crime rate in Hiawassee was 3,842 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is higher than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 persons, and higher than the national average of 2,837 total crimes for every 100,000 citizens.

According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Hiawassee, Georgia as of June 19, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Hiawassee to the number of sex offenders is 113 to 1.

Hiawassee, Georgia Police Department Address:

Police Chief Paul Smith
Hiawassee Police Department
50 River Street
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706-896-2202

Other Information about the Hiawassee Police Department:

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In 2016, there were 4 full-time law enforcement employees, 4 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 4.38 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Hiawassee, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

Open Records Request in Hiawassee, Georgia:

For record requests in Hiawassee, Georgia, you can check this site to see what records are available and to see where your records request is if you have requested one

Bonnie Kendrick, City Clerk
City Hall,
50 River Street
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706 896-2202

For records from different government agencies in Towns County, Georgia:

Cecil Dye, Clerk of Court
48 River Street, Suite E
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone: 706-896-2130
Fax: 706-896-5694
cecil.dye@sccca.org

County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information, Etc.

Sheriff Chris Clinton
Office of the Sheriff
48 River Street, Suite F
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706/896-8343 (Courthouse)
706/896-4444 (Administrative offices)
706/896-3349 (fax)
706/896-3697 (anonymous tip line)

Facebook Page for the Towns County Sheriff’s Office:

Towns County Detention Center / Administrative Offices
4070 A State Highway 339
Young Harris, GA 30582
706/896-5474 (Detention Center)
706/896-5489 (fax)

Mail Policy at the Towns County Jail:
http://townssheriff.com/Detention.html

Information on inmate accounts at the Towns County Jail:
http://townssheriff.com/Detention.html

For information on visitation with an inmate at the Towns County Jail:
http://townssheriff.com/Detention.html

Most Wanted in Towns County:
http://www.Townscountysheriffsoffice.com/most-wanted.cfm

If you think you have a warrant in Towns County, you can check this list:
http://townssheriff.com/Detention.html

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