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Overview

Introduction to Dallas, Georgia

Located in Paulding county, Dallas, Georgia, is 16 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center) and 28 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Dallas History

The State of Georgia purchased the area of forty acres from Garrett H. Spinks and founded Dallas on May 14, 1852. The community was incorporated as a city on February 8, 1854. The city was named after George Mifflin Dallas, Vice President of America during the tenure of President James Knox Polk. Initially, Dallas was a crossroad of Cherokee tribes. The city became an intensive battlefield during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War which took city in May of 1864.

Dallas and nearby Attractions

  • Cobb county Youth Museum
  • Red Top Mountain State Park
  • Marietta Museum of History
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site

Things To Do In Dallas

The Red Top Mountain State Park and Sweetwater Creek State Park offer a wide variety of recreational facilities such as hiking, swimming, and fishing. Museums in the city include the Cobb county Youth Museum and Marietta Museum of History. The Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site houses the region that served as a homeland of several Native Americans between 1000 and 1550 AD.

Dallas Transportation

The closest airport to the city is The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Dallas Higher Education

Kennesaw State University, Life University, and Southern Polytechnic State University offer courses for higher studies.

People

Total Population 12,363
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,155
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $36,193
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,172
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,645

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,454
% Above Poverty Level 72%
% Below Poverty Level 28%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $853
Median House Value $118,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 8.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dallas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Paulding
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30132, 30157
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.923
Longitude -84.84

Dallas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station CEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance 25 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
Station ROME
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acworth 21,512 $55,263
Douglasville 31,917 $54,186
Hiram 3,681 $60,968
Lithia Springs 17,246 $44,160
Powder Springs 14,462 $64,747
Rockmart 4,197 $35,263

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dallas Hospitals

WELLSTAR PAULDING HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
600 W MEMORIAL DR
(770) 445-4411
Emergency Service: Yes

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PAULDING COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1297 VILLA RICA HIGHWAY
770-443-8008
Serves 1,820 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

EAST PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL
3320 EAST PAULDING DRIVE
770-445-5100
Serves 1,545 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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