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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.

People

Total Population 15,948
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,520
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $27,764
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,163

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,980
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $631
Median House Value $129,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station CALHOUN EXP STATION
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
Station CEDARTOWN 3 NE
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 4,712 $44,293
Dalton 33,496 $45,232
Fairmount 841 $39,250
Kingston 766 $29,808
Plainville 335 $44,500
Resaca 915 $39,464

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

Calhoun Hospitals

GORDON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1035 RED BUD ROAD
(706) 629-2895
Emergency Service: Yes

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Calhoun High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

GORDON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
335 WARRIOR PATH
706-629-7391
A Title I School.
Serves 1,653 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL
315 SOUTH RIVER STREET
706-629-9213
Serves 690 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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