Dalton, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Dalton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Dalton had a population of 34,672 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dalton: Cross Plains.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 34,672
Population in Households 33,817
Population in Familes 28,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 855
Population Density1 1,709
Diversity Index2 79
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,689
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 7,928
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,515 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,174 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,816 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $130,992
Average Home Value $189,621
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,271
Average Household Income $56,023
Per Capita Income $19,430
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.47%
Households 0.42% 0.32%
Families 0.62% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

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, 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 # 28 96th
Population Density1 # 74 88th
Diversity Index2 # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 350 44th
Per Capita Income # 316 50th

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