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Dalton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Dalton had a population of 34,964 as of July 1, 2017. Dalton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Dalton is located at latitude 34.7692 and longitude -84.9704 in Whitfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dalton (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Whitfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of Dalton (GNIS ID: 2404180) 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 Dalton is located within Dalton Division of Whitfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dalton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dalton: Cross Plains.

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Dalton, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,964
Daytime Population: Workers 37,026
Daytime Population: Residents 19,800
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,826
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.63
Population in Households 34,012
Population in Familes 28,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 952
Population Density2 1,723
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $37,143
Average Household Income $58,384
Per Capita Income $20,338


Total Housing Units 13,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,592 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,218 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,727 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $139,591
Average Home Value $200,349


Total Households 11,810
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 8,000
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.68%
Households 0.5% 0.6%
Families 0.66% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Dalton, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dalton to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 27 96th
Population Density # 72 89th
Diversity Index # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 367 42nd
Per Capita Income # 321 49th

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