Dalton, GA

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Population

143,407

0.277% growth

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$43,076

5.55% growth

Poverty Rate

18.9%


Number of Employees

63,213

1.78% growth

Median Property Value

$116,300

2.65% growth

About

In 2017, Dalton, GA had a population of 143k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $43,076. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dalton, GA grew from 143,011 to 143,407, a 0.277% increase and its median household income grew from $40,812 to $43,076, a 5.55% increase.

The population of Dalton, GA is 66.1% White Alone, 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.06% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Dalton, GA speak a non-English language, and 88.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dalton, GA are Dalton State College (777 degrees awarded in 2016), Georgia Beauty Academy (44 degrees), and Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (33 degrees).

The median property value in Dalton, GA is $116,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.5%. Most people in Dalton, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Dalton, GA is 2 cars per household.

Dalton, GA borders Chattanooga, TN-GA, Cleveland, TN, and Calhoun, GA.

Economy

The economy of Dalton, GA employs 63.2k people. The largest industries in Dalton, GA are Manufacturing (24,825 people), Retail Trade (6,579 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,391 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($41,756), Finance & Insurance ($39,156), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,382).

Median household income in Dalton, GA is $43,076. Males in Dalton, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Dalton, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,076

2017 value

± $1,890

5.55%

1 Year Growth

± 5.42%

Households in Dalton, GA have a median annual income of $43,076, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,812 in 2016, which represents a 5.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dalton, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dalton, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $102,084, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $84,742 and $76,368.

The following map shows all of the counties in Dalton, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dalton, GA (26.7k out of 142k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    22,236 ± 1,145

  2. Hispanic

    10,941 ± 818

  3. Black

    1,458 ± 273

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dalton, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

63.2k

2017 Value

± 1,885

1.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dalton, GA grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 62.1k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dalton, GA, are Production Occupations (14,027 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,850 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,505 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dalton, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dalton, GA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (14,027 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,850 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,505 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Dalton, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.83 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.66 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dalton, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($95,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,384), and Management Occupations ($55,177).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.2k

2017 Value

± 1,885

1.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dalton, GA grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 62.1k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dalton, GA, are Manufacturing (24,825 people), Retail Trade (6,579 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,391 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dalton, GA, though some of these residents may live in Dalton, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Dalton, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (24,825 people), Retail Trade (6,579 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (4,391 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Dalton, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.88 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.48 times), and Wholesale Trade (1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dalton, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($41,756), Finance & Insurance ($39,156), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,382).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

80.8% of the population of Dalton, GA has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 7.66% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Dalton, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Dalton, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

19.2%

Uninsured

43.1%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

7.66%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dalton, GA declined by 6.89% from 20.6% to 19.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dalton, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Dalton, GA is home to a population of 143k people, from which 88.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.7% of Dalton, GA residents were born outside of the country (22.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dalton, GA is composed of 94.7k White Alone residents (66.1%), 41.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.7%), 4.39k Black or African American Alone residents (3.06%), 1.57k Asian Alone residents (1.09%), 1.33k Two or More Races residents (0.924%), 166 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.116%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.039%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dalton, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dalton, GA was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Dalton, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dalton, GA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

22.5k people

15.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

22k people

As of 2017, 15.7% of Dalton, GA residents (22.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dalton, GA was 15.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

88.1%

2017 Citizenship

88.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.1% of Dalton, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dalton, GA was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    94.7k ± 46

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41.2k ± 1.76k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.39k ± 190

In 2017, there were 2.3 times more White Alone residents (94.7k people) in Dalton, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.2k Hispanic or Latino and 4.39k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dalton, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Dalton, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Dalton, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Dalton, GA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,406 ± 267

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    805 ± 230

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    504 ± 192

Dalton, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dalton, GA awarded 854 degrees. The student population of Dalton, GA is skewed towards women, with 2,098 male students and 3,245 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dalton, GA are White (593 and 70.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (166 and 19.7%), Unknown (33 and 3.92%), and Black or African American (29 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Dalton, GA by number of degrees awarded are Dalton State College (777 and 91%), Georgia Beauty Academy (44 and 5.15%), and Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology (33 and 3.86%).

The most popular majors in Dalton, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (197 and 23.1%), Registered Nursing (84 and 9.84%), and General Business Administration & Management (50 and 5.85%).

The median tuition costs in Dalton, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,452 and $9,056 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dalton, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dalton, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 777 degrees awarded

  2. 44 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

$2,452

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Dalton, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dalton State College with 777 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

284

Degrees Awarded to Men

570

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 284 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dalton, GA, which is 0.498 times less than the 570 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    593 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    166 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    33 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dalton, GA were to White students. These 593 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 166 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dalton, GA was $116,300 in 2017, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,300 to $116,300, a 2.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Dalton, GA is 63.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dalton, GA have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dalton, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,076

Median Household Income

± $1,890

49.6k

Number of Households

± 1,625

In 2017, the median household income of the 49.6k households in Dalton, GA grew to $43,076 from the previous year's value of $40,812.

The following chart displays the households in Dalton, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$116,300

2017 Median

± $3,959

$113,300

2016 Median

± $3,398

In 2017, the median property value in Dalton, GA grew to to $116,300 from the previous year's value of $113,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dalton, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dalton, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dalton, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dalton, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.5%

2017 Homeownership

64%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.5% of the housing units in Dalton, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dalton, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dalton, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dalton, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dalton, GA have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Dalton, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dalton, GA was Drove Alone (85.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (1.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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