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Overview

Introduction to Dalton, Georgia

Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield county, is 27 miles SE of Chattanooga, Tennessee and 78 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dalton History

Dalton was originally inhabited by Woodland and Cherokee Indians. It was settled in by Europeans after 1838. The city was named after Mary Dalton, mother of founder Edward White Dalton. The Western and Atlantic railroad was completed in 1847 and the East Tennessee and Georgia railroad entered the city in 1852. Dalton is also known as the Carpet Capital of the World.

Dalton and nearby Attractions

  • Crown Gardens and Archives
  • Dug Gap Battle Park
  • Fort Mountain State Park
  • Chattanooga African-American Museum
  • Red Clay State Park
  • Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park

Things To Do In Dalton

During you stay in Dalton, you can visit the James Brown Park, the JoAnn Lewis Park, the Civitan Park, Brookwood Park, Heritage Point Park, Dalton Green Park and the Otis Cook Tree Park. You can also visit the Dalton Falls Miniature Golf Course, Galaxy Bowling, the Broaddus - Durkan Soccer Complex and the Al Rollins Baseball Complex. Golfers can spend their free time at the Nob North Golf Course.

Dalton Transportation

It takes only few minutes to reach Lovell Field Airport.

Dalton Higher Education

Dalton State College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by Lee University, Kennesaw State University and Chattanooga State Technical Community College, among others.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,653
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+13,781
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married44.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,982
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,997
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,060

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,722
% Above Poverty Level75.5%
% Below Poverty Level24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$125,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.8%
English11.1%
Irish5%
German3.9%
African1.8%
Scottish1.2%
Italian1.1%
Dutch0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Dalton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Whitfield County
Standard Zip Codes30720, 30721
P.O. Box Zip Codes30719, 30722
Phone Area Codes706, 762
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.76
Approximate Longitude-84.97

Dalton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALTON
Distance1.8 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
StationLAFAYETTE 5 SW
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches
StationROME
Distance37.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chatsworth4,298$51,611
Eton1,175$56,739
Resaca1,157$38,646
Ringgold4,344$54,427
Tunnel Hill1,056$58,438
Varnell1,816$56,935

Dalton Public Libraries

Northwest Georgia Regional Library System
310 CAPPES STREET
Dalton, Georgia
(706) 876-1360

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Dalton Hospitals

Hamilton Medical Center
1200 Memorial Drive

Dalton Public Schools

Brookwood Elementary School
501 Central Ave
ZIP: 30720
(706) 278-9202
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
City Park Elementary School
405 School St
ZIP: 30720
(706) 278-8859
Primary
Total Enrollment 836
Dalton High School
1500 Manly St
ZIP: 30720
(706) 278-8757
High
Total Enrollment 1874
Dug Gap Elementary School
2032 Dug Gap Rd
ZIP: 30720
(706) 226-3919
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
New Hope Elementary School
1175 New Hope Rd Nw
ZIP: 30720
(706) 673-3180
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
New Hope Middle School
1325 New Hope Rd Nw
ZIP: 30720
(706) 673-2295
Middle
Total Enrollment 569
Valley Point Elementary School
3798 S Dixie Road Se
ZIP: 30720
(706) 277-3259
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Westwood Elementary School
708 Trammell St
ZIP: 30720
(706) 278-2809
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Antioch Elementary School
1819 Riverbend Rd
ZIP: 30721
(706) 278-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Beaverdale Elementary School
1350 Prater Mill Rd Ne
ZIP: 30721
(706) 275-4414
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Blue Ridge Elementary School
100 Bogle St
ZIP: 30721
(706) 260-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
Cedar Ridge Elementary
311 Cedar Ridge Rd Se
ZIP: 30721
(706) 712-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Coahulla Creek High School
3361 Crow Rd Ne
ZIP: 30721
(706) 694-4900
High
Total Enrollment 1002
Dalton Middle School
1250 Cross Plains Trl
ZIP: 30721
(706) 428-7800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1727
Dawnville Elementary School
1380 Dawnville Rd Ne
ZIP: 30721
(706) 259-3914
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Eastbrook Middle School
700 Hill Rd
ZIP: 30721
(706) 278-6135
Middle
Total Enrollment 685
Eastside Elementary School
102 Hill Rd
ZIP: 30721
(706) 278-3074
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center
2735 Underwood Rd Ne
ZIP: 30721
(706) 272-2309
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Morris Innovative High School
104 Fort Hill Ter
ZIP: 30721
(706) 876-4150
High
Total Enrollment 260
North Whitfield Middle School
3264 Cleveland Rd
ZIP: 30721
(706) 259-3381
Middle
Total Enrollment 835
Park Creek Elementary School
1500 Hale Bowen Dr
ZIP: 30721
(706) 428-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Phoenix High School
2300 Maddox Chapel Rd Ne
ZIP: 30721
(706) 876-3600
High
Total Enrollment 177
Pleasant Grove Elementary School
2725 Cleveland Hwy
ZIP: 30721
(706) 259-3920
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Roan Elementary School
1116 Roan St
ZIP: 30721
(706) 226-3225
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Southeast Whitfield County High School
1954 Riverbend Rd
ZIP: 30721
(706) 226-2753
High
Total Enrollment 1354
Valley Point Middle School
3796 S Dixie Rd
ZIP: 30721
(706) 277-9662
Middle
Total Enrollment 446
Varnell Elementary School
3900 Cleveland Rd
ZIP: 30721
(706) 694-3471
Primary
Total Enrollment 485

Dalton Private Schools

Learning Tree Elementary School
300 S Tibbs Rd
ZIP: 30720
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Rock Hill School
506 Learning Way
ZIP: 30720
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Cedar Valley Christian Academy
2744 Cleveland Hwy
ZIP: 30721
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Christian Heritage School
1600 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
ZIP: 30721
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 447
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