Dalton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 33,665 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Dalton is the 23rd largest community in Georgia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dalton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.43% of the Dalton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dalton is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dalton who work in sales jobs (9.88%), office and administrative support (9.45%), and management occupations (8.87%).
In terms of college education, Dalton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.12% of adults 25 and older in Dalton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Dalton in 2018 was $23,795, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,180 for a family of four. However, Dalton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dalton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dalton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dalton, accounting for 46.28% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dalton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dalton include English, Irish, German, African, and Scottish.
In addition, Dalton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.80%).
The most common language spoken in Dalton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.