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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,169
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+8,394
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,736
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,803
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,263

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,610
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$832
Median House Value$140,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.5%
German6.5%
Irish6.5%
English6.2%
Scottish2.8%
Italian1.8%
Dutch1.7%
African1.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
Polish0.6%
Kenyan0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Cartersville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bartow County
Standard Zip Codes30121, 30120
Phone Area Codes470,678,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.21
Approximate Longitude-84.78

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)

StationALLATOONA DAM 2
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCALHOUN EXP STATION
Distance24 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acworth21,824$64,557
Emerson1,649$49,750
Euharlee4,214$57,367
Kingston521$38,750
Taylorsville175$56,875
White680$45,536

Cartersville Public Libraries

Bartow County Library System
429 WEST MAIN STREET
Cartersville, Georgia
(770) 382-4203

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Cartersville Hospitals

Cartersville Medical Center
(Proprietary)
960 Joe Frank Harris Parkway

Cartersville Public Schools

Cartersville Elementary School
340 Old Mill Rd
ZIP: 30120
(770) 382-0983
Primary
Total Enrollment 986
Cartersville High School
320 E Church St
ZIP: 30120
(770) 382-3200
High
Total Enrollment 1164
Woodland High School
800 Old Alabama Rd Se
ZIP: 30120
(770) 606-5870
High
Total Enrollment 1689
Cartersville Primary School
315 Etowah Dr
ZIP: 30120
(770) 382-1733
Primary
Total Enrollment 1037
Hamilton Crossing Elementary School
116 Hamilton Crossing Rd Nw
ZIP: 30120
(770) 606-5849
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Mission Road Elementary School
1100 Mission Rd Sw
ZIP: 30120
(770) 606-5863
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Cartersville Middle School
825 Douthit Ferry Rd
ZIP: 30120
(770) 382-3666
Middle
Total Enrollment 1023
Cass Middle School
195 Fire Tower Rd Nw
ZIP: 30120
(770) 606-5846
Middle
Total Enrollment 971
Cloverleaf Elementary
291 Highway 20 Spur
ZIP: 30121
(770) 606-5847
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Bartow County Transition Program
738 Grassdale Rd Nw
ZIP: 30121
(770) 606-5175
Clear Creek Elementary School
50 Pleasant Valley Rd Nw
ZIP: 30121
(770) 606-5403
Primary
Total Enrollment 584

Cartersville Private Schools

Excel Christian Academy
325 Old Mill Rd
ZIP: 30120
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 324
Trinity School Of Cartersville
814 West Ave
ZIP: 30120
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
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