Introduction to Carrollton, Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia, in Carroll county, is 39 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia and 41 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Carrollton's population is 19,843.

Carrollton History

Carrollton was named after Charles Carroll's estate on the Chesapeake Bay. The original plan was to name the area Troupville after former governor George Troup, but as Troup's popularity fell, the Georgia General Assembly decided to name the area Carrollton instead. It was incorporated in December of 1829.

Carrollton and nearby Attractions

  • West Georgia Museum
  • Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
  • John Tanner State Park
  • Coleman Lake Recreation Area
  • Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park

Things To Do In Carrollton

The Etowah Indian Mounds is an archaeological site located on the shores of the Etowah river. The John Tanner State Park offers camping areas, lakes, picnic areas, hiking trails, and opportunities for swimming and boating as well. Nearby historic sites include the Wren's Nest, the Tullie Smith Farm, the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, Bellevue and Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site.

Carrollton Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Carrollton Higher Education

The State University of West Georgia and the West Central Technical College are located in Carrollton. Other nearby colleges include the Southern Union State Community College, Life University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Kennesaw State University and Clarke Atlanta University.


Total Population 25,138
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 10,122
Age of the Population 26


% of people married 30.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,509
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,186
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,123


Median Family Income $44,655
% Above Poverty Level 69.8%
% Below Poverty Level 30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $134,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 7%
Irish 7.7%

Carrollton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Carroll
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30116, 30117
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30112
Company Zip Codes 30118, 30119
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.58
Longitude -85.076

Carrollton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station HEFLIN
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bowdon 1,856 $32,639
Bremen 6,204 $58,881
Mount Zion 1,817 $48,194
Roopville 283 $27,813
Temple 4,244 $55,685
Waco 574 $36,250

Carrollton Public Libraries

West Georgia Regional Library
Carrollton, Georgia
(770) 836-6711

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Carrollton Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(770) 836-9666
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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