Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,584 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Gilmer County.
Ellijay lies where two rivers, the Ellijay and the Cartecay, come together to form the Coosawattee River. The city holds an annual Apple Festival (http://www.georgiaapplefestival.org) in October, and Gilmer County is known as the 'Apple Capital of Georgia'.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,584 people, 593 households, and 342 families residing in the city. The population density was 591.7 people per square mile (228.2/km²). There were 662 housing units at an average density of 247.3 per square mile (95.4/km²). There were 662 housing units at an average density of 247.3 per square mile (95.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.25% White, 1.39% African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.57% Pacific Islander, 12.50% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.19% of the population.