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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,960
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+11,095
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married31.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.8%
Median Earnings25+$34,659
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,229
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,050

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,112
% Above Poverty Level74.2%
% Below Poverty Level25.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$758
Median House Value$134,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.1%
English7%
Irish6.7%
German4.7%
Scottish1.4%
African0.7%
Italian0.7%
US/American0.5%
Polish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Russian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Carrollton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carroll County
Standard Zip Codes30116, 30117
P.O. Box Zip Codes30112
Company Zip Codes30118, 30119
Phone Area Codes678, 770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.58
Approximate Longitude-85.08

Carrollton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCARROLLTON
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 52 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53 inches
StationNEWNAN 4 NE
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationHEFLIN
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bowdon2,261$34,306
Bremen6,257$62,574
Mount Zion1,778$55,833
Roopville350$78,125
Temple4,287$49,293
Waco440$52,750

Carrollton Public Libraries

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

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Carrollton Hospitals

Tanner Medical Center - Carrollton
705 Dixie Street

Carrollton Public Schools

Central Elementary School
175 Primary School Rd
ZIP: 30116
(770) 832-6466
Primary
Total Enrollment 964
Central High School
113 Central High Rd
ZIP: 30116
(770) 834-3386
High
Total Enrollment 1143
Central Middle School
155 Whooping Creek Rd
ZIP: 30116
(770) 832-8114
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Goal Program
1075 Newnan Rd
ZIP: 30116
(770) 830-5012
Sand Hill Elementary School
45 Sandhill School Rd
ZIP: 30116
(770) 832-8541
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Sharp Creek Elementary School
115 Old Muse Rd
ZIP: 30116
(770) 214-8848
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Carrollton Elementary School
401 Ben Scott Blvd
ZIP: 30117
(770) 832-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 1615
Carrollton High School
202 Trojan Dr
ZIP: 30117
(770) 834-7726
High
Total Enrollment 1425
Carrollton Jr. High School
510 Ben Scott Blvd
ZIP: 30117
(770) 832-6535
Middle
Total Enrollment 760
Carrollton Middle-upper Elementary School
151 Tom Reeves Dr
ZIP: 30117
(770) 830-0997
Middle
Total Enrollment 1123
Mount Zion Elementary School
260 Eureka Church Rd
ZIP: 30117
(770) 832-8588
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Mt. Zion High School
280 Eureka Church Rd
ZIP: 30117
(770) 834-6654
High
Total Enrollment 392
Mt. Zion Middle School
132 Mount Zion St
ZIP: 30117
(770) 834-3389
Middle
Total Enrollment 277

Carrollton Private Schools

Oak Mountain Academy
222 Cross Plains R
ZIP: 30116
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
North Point Christian Academy
1400 Cedar St
ZIP: 30117
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 180
Oak Grove Montessori School
180 Oak Grove Rd
ZIP: 30117
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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