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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,312
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dalton demographic reports
Dalton is in the Cohutta Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Cross Plains
In recent years, the community has experienced one of the nation's largest migrations of Hispanic residents.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 195. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Marla Maples, former wife of millionaire Donald Trump
· Deborah Norville, broadcast personality
Local festivals include:
  • Prater's Mill Country Fair - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • North Georgia Agricultural Fair - Oct. 18-27, 2007
  • Fine Arts Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dalton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Crown Gardens and Archives
Colleges and universities: Dalton College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Municipal address:
PO Box 1205
Dalton, GA 30722

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dalton was $20,575, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Dalton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Dalton festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Dalton include Crown Mill Historic District, Dalton Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dalton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $852.


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Libraries

Libraries in Dalton include Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Dalton include WELF.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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.

Travel

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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