Dalton, Georgia Population 2024

34,688

Dalton is a city located in Whitfield County Georgia. Dalton has a 2024 population of 34,688. It is also the county seat of Whitfield County.Dalton is currently growing at a rate of 0.47% annually and its population has increased by 0.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,404 in 2020.

The average household income in Dalton is $82,459 with a poverty rate of 17.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dalton is 34 years, 32.1 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Dalton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dalton was:

  • White: 63.23%
  • Other race: 14.29%
  • Two or more races: 9.98%
  • Black or African American: 5.24%
  • Native American: 4.45%
  • Asian: 2.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
20.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,687.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.83% (284)
The current population of Dalton, Georgia is 34,688 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 34,404.

Dalton, Georgia Population 2024

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Dalton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,72563.23%
Other race4,91014.29%
Two or more races3,4289.98%
Black or African American1,7995.24%
Native American1,5284.45%
Asian9432.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander250.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dalton Population by Race

Dalton Population Pyramid 2024

Dalton Median Age

34

Total

32.1

Male

34.8

Female

Dalton Adults

There are 25,469 adults, (4,420 of whom are seniors) in Dalton.

Dalton Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dalton Sex Ratio

Female17,26250.24%
Male17,09649.76%

Dalton Population by Age

Dalton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,9602.7653.446.6
Married4,5863.5876.723.3
Non Family3,8441.1739.260.8
Female2,2993.6434.265.8
Male1,2313.0446.453.6
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3.42

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

53.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dalton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dalton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dalton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 99.23%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.3%.

Dalton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,212

Average Earnings

$38,162

Average Male

$31,425

Average Female

Dalton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dalton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dalton Language

55.84% of Dalton residents speak only English, while 44.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.83% of the population.

Dalton Language

Dalton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,5313,63320.72%
White12,5741,34710.71%
Other4,85279916.47%
Multiple3,40373821.69%
Native1,48470847.71%
Asian93830332.3%
Black1,59127317.16%
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17.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.49%

Male Poverty Rate

19.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dalton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dalton is Native, with 47.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dalton is White, with 10.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.69%.

Dalton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.88%
High School13.94%
Some College8.27%
Bachelors or Greater6.37%
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Dalton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed14.69%
Female Unemployed13.51%
Female Employed12.18%
Male Employed7.5%
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Dalton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dalton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dalton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Dalton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dalton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Dalton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dalton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,032

Number of Veterans

1,001

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Dalton Veterans by War

count

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Dalton Veterans by Age

count

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Dalton Veterans by Race

Dalton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dalton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Dalton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dalton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dalton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

49.88%

Born in Dalton

73.83%

Native Born

26.17%

Foreign Born

15.51%

Non Citizen

10.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.83% of Dalton residents were born in the United States, with 49.88% having been born in Georgia. 15.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dalton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202935,4931610.46%
202835,3321610.46%
202735,1711610.46%
202635,0101610.46%
202534,8491610.46%
202434,6881610.47%
202334,5271610.47%
202234,3661610.47%
202134,205-199-0.58%
202034,4048622.57%
201933,542510.15%
201833,491-46-0.14%
201733,537-107-0.32%
201633,6442420.72%
201533,4021830.55%
201433,2191030.31%
201333,116-98-0.3%
201233,214-43-0.13%
201133,257990.3%
201033,1585,24618.79%
200027,9126,15128.27%
199021,7611,1805.73%
198020,5811,7099.06%
197018,8721,0045.62%
196017,8681,90011.9%
195015,9685,52052.83%
194010,4482,28828.04%
19308,1602,93856.26%
19205,222-102-1.92%
19105,3241,00923.38%
19004,3151,26941.66%
18903,04653021.07%
18802,516
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Dalton Population by Year