Cartersville, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cartersville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Cartersville had a population of 20,411 as of July 1, 2016. Cartersville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cartersville is located at latitude 34.1629 and longitude -84.8004 in Bartow County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cartersville (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Bartow County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The City of Cartersville (GNIS ID: 2404002) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cartersville is located within Cartersville Division of Bartow County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cartersville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cartersville: Birmingham.

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Cartersville, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,411
Population in Households 19,924
Population in Familes 16,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 487
Population Density1 700
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 7,413
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 4,898
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,666 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,747 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 942 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $138,261
Average Home Value $194,798


Median Household Income $43,722
Average Household Income $59,863
Per Capita Income $23,062
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.77%
Households 0.35% 0.55%
Families 0.09% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cartersville, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cartersville to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 92nd
Population Density1 # 246 61st
Diversity Index2 # 144 77th
Median Household Income # 213 66th
Per Capita Income # 156 75th

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