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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Carrollton is a town in Georgia with a population of 26,054. Carrollton is in Carroll County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Carrollton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Carrollton there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Carrollton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Carrollton are highly rated.
About Carrollton...
Population
26,054

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    348.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    141
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    552.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,565.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Carrollton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,548
National
$55,322
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Carrollton Reviews

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It's a college town partially occupied by UWG graduates and their children. This town is not receptive to progressive ideas, for the most part. The city loves trump and confederate flags, church (there's like over 100), and high school football maybe too much. I grew up in the area, however mostly outside of the city limits, and graduated from Carrollton High School. The best decision I ever made was moving to Atlanta for college!
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Carrollton is a good city with pros and cons. Just like any other city, there are good and bad sides of town, but it is much more good than bad. I enjoy the variety of local shops and various restaurants, and the town is quite beautiful in many areas, with historic, modern, artsy, and vintage charm, mixed together or separate. My main complaint about Carrollton is the lack of sidewalks, bike lanes, or public transportation. The only bus system is through the University of West Georgia and is only available to their students. There are very little sidewalks in a large portion of town, so you have to walk in the grass or on the curb, and there's either no bike lane or very run down bike lanes, or they are blocked. For example, some of the bike lanes have potholes, so you have to go into the road or else your bike will flip, and many people will come very close to you while driving with no respect to your safety, or they will park in the bike lanes, blocking your way.
Nestled in West Georgia lies the city of Carrollton, home to around 26,000 people. There are two school public school options (k-12), county and city, and both are rated well in education. The city is also home to approximately 12,000 collegiate students who are currently enrolled in The University of West Georgia. Carrollton offers a wide variety of shops, both chain and local, all within a 10 mile radius. The beautiful Carrollton greenbelt circles the city--people can walk, run, bike (and ride anything else non-motorized) in small portions or for the entire 16-mile loop. The city also offers a lively downtown area complete with a square full of local shops and fare.