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Overview

Introduction to Cartersville, Georgia

Cartersville, Georgia, in Bartow county, is 20 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia and 37 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Cartersville History

Cartersville was founded in 1850. It was named for Colonel Farish Carter. It suffered extensive destruction during the Civil War as Cassville, which was the county seat at that time, was almost completely destroyed. Cartersville, which suffered less destruction, was declared the county seat of Bartow County.

Cartersville and nearby Attractions

  • Grand Theatre
  • Booth Western Art Museum
  • Bartow History Center
  • Red Top Mountain State Park
  • Dellinger Park
  • Milam Farm

Things To Do In Cartersville

The Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site dates back to 1000 A.D. and has remnants of ancient Native American Culture. The Weinman Mineral Museum is another interesting spot, with over 2,000 specimens of minerals, gems and rocks. Lake Allatoona occupies an area of 12,000 acres, and has facilities for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, camping and skiing.

Cartersville Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Cartersville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Kennesaw State University, Life University and Chattahoochee Technical College.

People

Total Population 19,964
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,266
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,401
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,819
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,772

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,340
% Above Poverty Level 85.1%
% Below Poverty Level 14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $834
Median House Value $137,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
US/American 0%
English 6.6%
Irish 7.6%

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

Cartersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Bartow
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30120, 30121
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.165
Longitude -84.8

Cartersville 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 ALLATOONA DAM 2
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 12.9 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 CALHOUN EXP STATION
Distance 24 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cartersville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Corners (30120)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acworth 21,512 $55,263
Emerson 1,461 $50,074
Euharlee 4,182 $60,272
Kingston 766 $29,808
Taylorsville 222 $64,250
White 762 $38,500

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

Cartersville Public Libraries

Library
Bartow County Library System
429 WEST MAIN STREET
Cartersville, Georgia
(770) 382-5657
Library Web Site

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Cartersville Hospitals

CARTERSVILLE MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
960 JOE FRANK HARRIS PARKWAY
(770) 382-1530
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cartersville High Schools

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WOODLAND HIGH SCHOOL
800 OLD ALABAMA ROAD
770-606-5870
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,627 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

CASS HIGH SCHOOL
738 GRASSDALE ROAD NW
770-606-5845
Serves 1,319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

CARTERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
320 EAST CHURCH STREET
770-382-3200
A Charter School.
Serves 1,030 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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