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Dalton, Georgia

 
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Population (year 2000): 27,912. Estimated population in July 2005: 32,140 (+15.1% change)
Males: 14,232 (51.0%), Females: 13,680 (49.0%)

Zip codes: 30720, 30721.

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $34,312 (year 2000)
Median house value: $102,500 (year 2000)

 

Races in Dalton:

bulletWhite Non-Hispanic (49.7%)
bulletHispanic (40.2%)
bulletOther race (21.2%)
bulletBlack (7.7%)
bulletTwo or more races (2.8%)
bulletAmerican Indian (0.7%)
bulletAsian Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (11.7%), English (7.5%), Irish (5.3%), German (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Scottish (1.3%).

Land area: 19.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Dalton

bulletHigh school or higher: 59.0%
bulletBachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
bulletGraduate or professional degree: 6.8%
bulletUnemployed: 4.3%
bulletMean travel time to work: 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dalton city

bulletNever married: 25.0%
bulletNow married: 56.4%
bulletSeparated: 2.1%
bulletWidowed: 6.8%
bulletDivorced: 9.8%

30.9% Foreign born (28.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,223 (+23.0%).

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (27.8 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (80.1 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (523.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tunnel Hill, GA (7.1 miles ), Varnell, GA (8.9 miles ), Cohutta, GA (13.1 miles ), Chatsworth, GA (13.2 miles ), Resaca, GA (13.4 miles ), Ringgold, GA (14.1 miles ), Eton, GA (14.8 miles ), Indian Springs, GA (18.5 miles ).


Single-family new house construction building permits:
bullet1996: 54 buildings, average cost: $119,700
bullet1997: 47 buildings, average cost: $116,900
bullet1998: 82 buildings, average cost: $123,400
bullet1999: 69 buildings, average cost: $124,000
bullet2000: 97 buildings, average cost: $101,300
bullet2001: 87 buildings, average cost: $80,000
bullet2002: 114 buildings, average cost: $73,300
bullet2003: 73 buildings, average cost: $105,500
bullet2004: 124 buildings, average cost: $112,700
bullet2005: 123 buildings, average cost: $111,600


Latitude: 34.77 N, Longitude: 84.97 W

Area code: 706

Dalton household income distribution Dalton home values distribution


Dalton, Georgia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (47.3%), Educational,health and social services (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +25,706 (+92.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,013 (66.4%)


 

Crime in Dalton by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 3 1 3 0
    per 100,000 10.7 3.6 10.7 0.0
Rapes 17 10 10 4
    per 100,000 60.9 35.8 35.8 14.3
Robberies 40 53 42 42
    per 100,000 143.3 189.9 150.5 150.5
Assaults 99 117 136 149
    per 100,000 354.7 419.2 487.2 533.8
Burglaries 237 288 272 285
    per 100,000 849.1 1031.8 974.5 1021.1
Thefts 1,519 1,515 1,530 1,426
    per 100,000 5442.1 5427.8 5481.5 5108.9
Auto thefts 127 135 118 129
    per 100,000 455.0 483.7 422.8 462.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 327.2) 462.6 486.7 489.0 470.4



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Dalton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Dalton city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Dalton topographic map

Birthplace of: Brendan Plavich - College basketball player (Charlotte 49ers).


Main business address for: COLLINS & AIKMAN FLOOR COVERINGS INC (CARPETS AND RUGS), DIXIE GROUP INC (CARPETS AND RUGS).


Hospital/medical center in Dalton:
bulletHAMILTON MEDICAL CENTER (1200 MEMORIAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dalton:
bulletMURRAY MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; CHATSWORTH, GA)
bulletGORDON HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; CALHOUN, GA)
bulletCUMBERLAND HALL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN)


Political contributions by individuals in Dalton, GA

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dalton:
bulletLOVELL FIELD (about 24 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; ID: CHA)
bulletRICHARD B RUSSELL (about 32 miles; ROME, GA; ID: RMG)
bulletDOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 69 miles; MARIETTA, GA; ID: MGE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dalton:
bulletDALTON MUNI (about 9 miles; DALTON, GA; ID: DNN)
bulletCOLLEGEDALE MUNI (about 19 miles; COLLEGEDALE, TN; ID: 3M3)
bulletTOM B. DAVID FLD (about 23 miles; CALHOUN, GA; ID: CZL)


Local government website: www.citydalton.net



Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 76 $167,618 $26,466 0 $0
Fire - Other 5 $21,270 $51,048 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 9 $22,065 $29,420 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 81 $251,526 $37,263 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $19,209 $57,627 5 $2,657
Financial Administration 10 $32,707 $39,248 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $30,046 $27,734 0 $0
Firefighters 74 $222,562 $36,091 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 40 $114,349 $34,304 8 $9,051
Sewerage 53 $145,916 $33,037 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 68 $190,382 $33,596 84 $30,578
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $12,777 $38,331 0 $0
Water Supply 41 $131,352 $38,444 0 $0
Electric Power 27 $96,871 $43,053 0 $0
Gas Supply 15 $45,883 $36,706 0 $0
Totals for Government 520 $1,504,533 $34,719 97 $42,285



Colleges/Universities in Dalton:
bulletDALTON STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,996; Location: 213 NORTH COLLEGE DRIVE; Public; Website: www.daltonstate.edu)
bulletDALTON BEAUTY COLLEGE (Location: 511 E MORRIS ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dalton:
bulletCHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
bulletLEE UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 3,171)
bulletCLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 2,022)
bulletTHE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 30 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 6,914)
bulletKENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; KENNESAW, GA; FT enrollment: 9,589)
bulletLIFE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; MARIETTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,881)
bulletSOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; MARIETTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,559)
Public high schools in Dalton:
bulletDALTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,471; Location: 1500 MANLY STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
bulletSOUTHEAST WHITFIELD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,414; Location: 1954 RIVERBEND ROAD, SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
bulletPHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 2818 AIRPORT ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Dalton:
bulletPATHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 159; Location: P O BOX 4299; Grades: PK - 12)
bulletCEDAR VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 60; Location: 735 BEAVERDALE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Dalton:
bulletDALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,283; Location: 1250 CROSS PLAINS TRAIL; Grades: 06 - 08)
bulletNORTH WHITFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,014; Location: 3264 CLEVELAND ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
bulletCITY PARK SCHOOL (Students: 846; Location: 405 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: 04 - 05)
bulletEASTBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 796; Location: 700 HILL ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
bulletDAWNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 682; Location: 1380 DAWNVILLE ROAD, NE; Grades: KG - 05)
bulletPARK CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 681; Location: 1500 HALE BOWEN DRIVE; Grades: PK - 04)
bulletNEW HOPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 622; Location: 1175 NEW HOPE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
bulletWESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 708 TRAMMELL STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
bulletANTIOCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 587; Location: 1819 RIVERBEND ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
bulletROAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 583; Location: 1116 ROAN STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
Private primary/middle schools in Dalton:
bulletCHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 1600 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLV; Grades: KG - 11)
bulletLEARNING TREE SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 300 SOUTH TIBBS RD; Grades: KG - 8)
bulletROCK HILL SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 506 HIGHLAND DR; Grades: PK - KG)
bulletFIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL (Students: 9; Location: 1808 WILSON AVE; Grades: 1 - 7)
Library in Dalton:
bulletNORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,858,958; Location: 310 CAPPES STREET; 284,919 books; 4,012 audio materials; 3,888 video materials; 307 serial subscriptions)
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Notable locations in Dalton: Rocky Acres Bible Camp (A), Interchange 136 (B), Interchange 137 (C), Whitfield County Courthouse (D), Whitfield County Jail (E), Dalton Public Library (F), Dalton City Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Dalton Shopping Center (1), Glenwood Shopping Center (2), Walnut Crossing Shopping Center (3), Walnut Square Shopping Center (4), Brymans Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dalton include: Atcooga Presbyterian Church (A), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Temple Bethel (C), South Dalton Baptist Church (D), Central Church of Christ (E), Church of Christ (F), Church of God (G), Church of the Nazarene (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Whitfield Memorial Gardens (1), West Hill Cemetery (2), Hamilton Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Threadmill Lake (A), Lakeshores Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hammond Creek (A), McLellan Creek (B), Farrar Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dalton include: Dalton Civic Park (1), Dalton Commercial Historic District (2), Harmon Field (3), Lake Shore Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Post office: (A). Display/hide its location on the map  


Dalton compared to Georgia state average:
bulletBlack race population percentage below state average.
bulletHispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
bulletForeign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
bulletNumber of college students below state average.
bulletPopulation density below state average for cities.


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Strongest AM radio stations in Dalton:
bulletWDAL (1430 AM; 3 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
bulletWBLJ (1230 AM; 1 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
bulletWTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
bulletWFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
bulletWWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
bulletWFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
bulletWCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
bulletWGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
bulletWSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
bulletWMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
bulletWKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
bulletWNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
bulletWEBS (1030 AM; 3 kW; CALHOUN, GA; Owner: RADIO WEBS, INC.)


Strongest FM radio stations in Dalton:
bulletWQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
bulletW234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
bulletWYYU (104.5 FM; DALTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
bulletWSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
bulletW260AJ (99.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: WCCV)
bulletWMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
bulletWBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
bulletWUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
bulletW257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
bulletW221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
bulletW214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
bulletWDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
bulletWALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
bulletWDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
bulletWSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
bulletWRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
bulletWSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
bulletWOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
bulletWMPZ (93.7 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: J.L. BREWER BROADCASTING, LLC)
bulletW278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)


TV broadcast stations around Dalton:
bulletWFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
bulletW66CG (Channel 66; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
bulletWDGA-CA (Channel 47; DALTON, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
bulletWCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
bulletWPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
bulletWDNN-CA (Channel 43; DALTON, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
bulletWLFW-LP (Channel 41; LAFAYETTE, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
bulletWRNG-LP (Channel 63; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION

 

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