Location in Rabun County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (4 km2)|
|• Land||1.5 sq mi (4 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,135 ft (660 m)|
|• Density||132/sq mi (49.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0327649|
John Dillard settled in the area around what is now Dillard with his son, James Dillard, about 1823. James took title to 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land by purchasing the lottery rights of land holders in Rabun County. John Dillard served as a lieutenant in the Virginia Militia in the American Revolution where he was in the Battle of Guilford Court House and other battles. Both James and John were residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina prior to their settlement on lands now comprising Dillard, Georgia.
The small town is now known primarily for the Dillard House, a regionally well-known inn, restaurant and conference center that serves traditional southern fare. John M. Dillard of Greenville, South Carolina, has extensively documented the history of John Dillard and his descendants.
Dillard is located at (34.974716, -83.384009).
According to the United States Census Bureau, Dillard has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land. The city is located in the Little Tennessee River valley immediately south of the North Carolina border and is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.
As of the census of 2000, there were 198 people, 88 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 127.9 people per square mile (49.3/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 74.3 per square mile (28.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.94% White, 0.51% Native American, 5.56% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.63% of the population.
There were 88 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $33,958 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,951. About 9.1% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 19.4% of those sixty five or over.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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