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The City of Dalton had a population of 34,320 as of July 1, 2020. 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 34.7698 and longitude -84.9702 in Whitfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dalton 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Dalton: Cross Plains.
|Total Population||34,320 (100%)|
|Population in Households||33,409 (97.3%)|
|Population in Families||27,679 (80.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||911 ( 2.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$40,089|
|Average Household Income||$60,789|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,302|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||13,896 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,609 (40.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||6,045 (43.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,242 (16.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$148,524|
|Average Home Value||$207,028|
|Housing Affordability Index3||163|
|Average Household Size||2.87|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.12%|
|Per Capita Income||1.79%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.33%|
The table below compares Dalton to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 33||95th|
|Population Density||# 82||87th|
|Median Household Income||# 372||41st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 161||26th|
|Per Capita Income||# 403||36th|
|Diversity Index||# 14||98th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.