Whitfield County

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Whitfield County, Georgia

PO Box 868
Dalton, GA 30722
Phone: (706) 275-7450
Fax: (706) 275-7456
www.whitfieldcountyga.com

On northern border of GA, northeast of Rome; organized Dec 20, 1851 from Murray County. Name Origin: For the Rev. George Whitefield (1714-70), prominent Church of England clergyman who established Bethesda, one of the first orphanages in the U.S. Spelling changed by clerical error

Area (sq mi):: 290.65 (land 289.99; water 0.66) Population per square mile: 313.40
Population 2005: 90,889 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 8.80%; 1990-2000 15.30% Population 2000: 83,525 (White 72.20%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 22.10%; Asian 0.90%; Other 14.30%). Foreign born: 16.60%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,515; median household $39,377; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,391-$27,072
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dalton County seat (31,478)

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