Cartersville, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cartersville, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Cartersville had a population of 20,625 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cartersville: Birmingham.

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


Total Population 20,625
Daytime Population: Workers 19,921
Daytime Population: Residents 10,892
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,813
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 20,118
Population in Familes 16,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 507
Population Density2 707
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $45,886
Average Household Income $62,692
Per Capita Income $24,324


Total Housing Units 8,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,730 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,816 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 857 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $149,519
Average Home Value $205,590


Total Households 7,546
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,978
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.61% 1.29%
Households 0.55% 1.19%
Families 0.3% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 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 # 51 92nd
Population Density # 240 62nd
Diversity Index # 132 79th
Median Household Income # 207 67th
Per Capita Income # 154 76th

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