Lavonia is a city in Franklin County, about thirty-six point three (36.3) miles from Athens and eighty-seven point four (87.4) miles from Atlanta, covering a total area of three point nine (3.9) square miles.
It lies beside Interstate 85, about one hour southwest of Greenville, South Carolina, and one hour and a half northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.
Lavonia is incorporated into a township in 1880. History says that Lavonia was an expansion of the railroad called Elberton-Airline Railroad.
Lavonia is home to one thousand eight hundred twenty-seven (1,827) people as of the 2000 census.
The population is comprised of two hundred seven hundred seventy-seven (777) households and five hundred nineteen (519) families.
Racial compositions consist of White, African American, Native American, Asian, and Hispanic or Latino.
The city' property crime rates are similar to the state's average crime levels.
The city has a per capita income of twelve thousand eight hundred seventy- six dollars ($12,876). About twenty-nine-point-seven percent (29.7%) of the population live below the poverty line.
There are about eight hundred eighty-two (882) housing units located in rural areas. Houses, apartments, or condos were built after 1967 with a homeownership rate of sixty-point-six percent (60.6%).
Lavonia's climate is generally warm during summer and cold during winter. The hottest month falls on July with an average temperature of eighty-nine- point-forty (89.40) degrees; the coldest month is January with a temperature of thirty-one-point-seventy (31.70) degrees; and the wettest month is March with an average rainfall of five-point-seventy-six (5.76) inches.