Dahlonega, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dahlonega, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Dahlonega had a population of 6,261 as of July 1, 2017. Dahlonega ranks in the lower 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 Dahlonega is located at latitude 34.5299 and longitude -83.9796 in Lumpkin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dahlonega (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lumpkin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,450 feet.

The City of Dahlonega (GNIS ID: 2404176) 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 Dahlonega is located within Dahlonega Division of Lumpkin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dahlonega 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 Dahlonega: Lick Log, Mexico, New Mexico, Tahlanauneca, Talonaga, Talonega, Taulonica.

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


Total Population 6,261
Daytime Population: Workers 5,695
Daytime Population: Residents 3,077
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,772
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 4,492
Population in Familes 3,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,769
Population Density2 729
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $35,082
Average Household Income $49,516
Per Capita Income $18,260


Total Housing Units 2,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 714 (34.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 947 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $212,651
Average Home Value $243,574


Total Households 1,661
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 891
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 2.48% 0.71%
Households 0.81% 0.96%
Families 1.08% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Dahlonega, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dahlonega 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 # 144 77th
Population Density # 233 63rd
Diversity Index # 511 19th
Median Household Income # 425 32nd
Per Capita Income # 449 28th

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