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Dahlonega is a city in Lumpkin County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Cherokee for "golden color."

The latitude of Dahlonega is 34.532N. The longitude is -83.985W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,450 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,158.


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Median household income
Local
$28,636
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dahlonega demographic reports
Dahlonega is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Gold was discovered here in 1829.
Local festivals include:
  • Gold Rush Days Celebration - Oct. 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dahlonega web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Appalachian Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest, Amicalola Falls State Park, Lake Lanier
Dahlonega attractions: George E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium, Consolidated Gold Mine, Crisson Gold Mine
Historic sites and museums: Dahlonega Gold Museum
Colleges and universities: North Georgia College
Pronunciations: duh-LON-uh-guh
Municipal address:
465 Riley Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Dahlonega residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dahlonega ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dahlonega was $16,572, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

32% of Dahlonega residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Dahlonega include Dahlonega Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Dahlonega, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,144.


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Libraries in Dahlonega include Lumpkin County Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNGU.

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Lumpkin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dahlonega political report.

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The average commute time for Dahlonega workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Dahlonega include Days Inn Dahlonega, Econo Lodge Dahlonega, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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Dahlonega, GA

Pros: A liberal/progressive side that is often not seen by visitors...

Cons: Still have some locals who are not tolerant of others but that is changing

This is a good place to Hike, enjoy the theater, enjoy nature, have dinner at the Crimson Moon with a great show...

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