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 has a population of 5,056 residents.

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.


Total Population 12,129
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,336
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,481
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,492


Median Family Income $56,108
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%


People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $833
Median House Value $114,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 9%

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


  • 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
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 21,169 $54,103
Douglasville 31,573 $51,138
Hiram 3,628 $64,659
Lithia Springs 16,384 $44,024
Powder Springs 14,271 $66,066
Rockmart 4,174 $44,799

Dallas Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(770) 445-4411
Emergency Service: Yes

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