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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,133
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+6,386
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$28,007
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,325
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,447

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,134
% Above Poverty Level72.1%
% Below Poverty Level27.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$649
Median House Value$132,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49%
English8.7%
Irish6.3%
Scottish1.8%
Italian1.7%
Polish1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Egyptian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.3%
African0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Calhoun Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gordon County
Standard Zip Codes30701
P.O. Box Zip Codes30703
Phone Area Codes770,706,762
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.49
Approximate Longitude-84.94

Calhoun Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCALHOUN EXP STATION
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.6 inches
StationDALTON
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.5 inches
StationCEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance35.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adairsville4,756$55,250
Dalton33,540$50,419
Fairmount1,008$39,464
Kingston512$40,781
Plainville320$53,438
Resaca1,042$39,250

Calhoun Hospitals

Gordon Hospital
(Non-profit)
1035 Red Bud Road

Calhoun Public Schools

Ashworth Middle School
333 Newtown Rd Ne
ZIP: 30701
(706) 625-9545
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Belwood Elementary School
590 Belwood Rd Se
ZIP: 30701
(706) 629-9547
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Calhoun Elementary School
101 Raymond King Dr
ZIP: 30701
(706) 629-7130
Primary
Total Enrollment 936
Calhoun High School
355 S River St
ZIP: 30701
(706) 629-9213
High
Total Enrollment 1059
Calhoun Middle School
355 S River St
ZIP: 30701
(706) 629-3340
Middle
Total Enrollment 853
Calhoun Primary School
102 Raymond King Dr
ZIP: 30701
(706) 629-8323
Primary
Total Enrollment 1149
Gordon Central High School
335 Warrior Path Ne
ZIP: 30701
(706) 629-7391
High
Total Enrollment 843
Red Bud Elementary School
4151 Red Bud Rd Ne
ZIP: 30701
(706) 625-2111
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Red Bud Middle School
430 Floyd Rd Ne
ZIP: 30701
(706) 879-5261
Middle
Total Enrollment 549
Sonoraville Elementary
7320 Fairmount Hwy Se
ZIP: 30701
(706) 879-5302
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Sonoraville High School
7340 Fairmount Hwy Se
ZIP: 30701
(706) 602-0320
High
Total Enrollment 1085
Sonoraville Middle School
7300 Fairmount Hwy Se
ZIP: 30701
(706) 629-0793
Other
Total Enrollment 291

Calhoun Private Schools

Georgia-cumberland Academy
397 Academy Dr
ZIP: 30701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 239
John L Coble Elementary School
450 Academy Dr Sw
ZIP: 30701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
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