Introduction to Calhoun, Georgia

Calhoun, Georgia is 42 miles SE of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 61 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Gordon county. The population of the city is 10,667.

Calhoun History

The area on which Calhoun exists today originally belonged to the Cherokee Native Americans. The Cherokees were forced to move to Oklahoma by the U.S. Army. The land was then claimed by Georgia and became Gordon County. A small town, Dawsonville, was established in Gordon County. It was later renamed after Senator John C. Calhoun. Calhoun was incorporated in January, 1852.

Calhoun and nearby Attractions

  • Fields Ferry Golf Course
  • Harris Arts Center
  • BB & T City Park
  • Chieftains Museum
  • New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site
  • Fort Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Calhoun

The Harris Arts Center houses the Roland Hayes Museum. Along with the Gordon County Historical Society, it has an excellent collection of items from the Civil War. The Gordon County Historical Society is also home to one of the largest collection of dolls in Georgia. The Resaca Battlefield is another historically significant site. Apart from holiday celebrations, the city hosts regular concerts during the summer months, as well as street festivals in the fall and spring.

Calhoun Transportation

Air transportation is available from Hartsfield Atlanta International.

Calhoun Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Kennesaw State University, the University Of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Lee University and Cleveland State Community College.


Total Population 15,837
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,400
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $26,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,009
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,761


Median Family Income $41,903
% Above Poverty Level 74.6%
% Below Poverty Level 25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $640
Median House Value $130,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 5.5%

Calhoun Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles SE of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Gordon
Standard Zip Codes 30701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30703
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.502
Longitude -84.951

Calhoun Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches
Station DALTON
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Distance 35.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adairsville 4,692 $49,382
Dalton 33,336 $44,365
Fairmount 773 $37,813
Kingston 785 $29,875
Plainville 347 $49,063
Resaca 975 $34,850

Calhoun Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(706) 629-2895
Emergency Service: Yes

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