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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  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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Dalton is a town in Georgia with a population of 33,540. Dalton is in Whitfield County. Living in Dalton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Dalton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dalton are above average.
About Dalton...
Population
33,540

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$136,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Dalton Rankings

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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
    219.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    368.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,284.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%

Working in Dalton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,408
National
$55,322
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Dalton Reviews

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Dalton, Georgia is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Right off of Interstate 75. Dalton, Georgia has a little big city feel. In which, there is always an event of some type at the Wink Theatre or the Trade Center. In Dalton and outskirts, have many a ball field and hidden race tracks. There are 3 convenient Walmarts and a new up and coming mall that will be fashioned much like Hamilton Place Mall in Chattanooga, Tennessee! In an approximate 5 mile radius, there are a multitude of eateries, shopping centers, pastry shops, and even a Harley dealership! Needless to say, there is a little something for everyone in this little big college town!
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I love the togetherness of the people of Dalton. It gives a similar feel to that of a small town, all the while having all the resources I need within my own home town! The carpet capital of the world has definitely treated me well!
I like Dalton because it is a small town but has just what we need to stay busy. It isn't extremely boring to live here because there are some things that are available to the public, but mostly you have to be involved in a local school or church to be apart of the community. Dalton has a very high number of Latino residents. We are the Carpet Capital of the World, and that provides tons of jobs for the residents here. The public schools are not the greatest, but there are other schools such as Christian Heritage School that gives membebers the opportunity to give their children a great education.