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Dalton is a city in Whitfield County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Mary Dalton, mother of settler Edward White.
The latitude of Dalton is 34.769N. The longitude is -84.97W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,341.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dalton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whitfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30740 ZIP code.
5% of Dalton residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dalton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dalton was $20,575, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Dalton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Dalton include Crown Mill Historic District, Dalton Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Dalton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.
Libraries in Dalton include Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Dalton include WELF.
Whitfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dalton political report.
The average commute time for Dalton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dalton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Dalton include Best Inn Dalton, Best Value Inn, Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Country Inn and Suites Dalton, Days Inn Dalton, Econo Lodge Dalton, Guest Inn - Dalton, Hampton Inn, Marriott Courtyard ... More hotels.
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