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Time Zone: Whitfield County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Dalton is the Seat for Whitfield County.

Whitfield County was founded in 1851 and was created by taking area from MurrayCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Whitfield had a population of 93,698 people. This is an increase of 12.18% since the last Census (which gave a population of 83,525 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Whitfield represented 1.02% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010102,599+22.84%+9.5% since 2009
200993,698+12.18% 
200893,748+12.24%+1.12% since 2007
200792,707+10.99% 
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200083,525The Last Census

More information can be found on the Whitfield County Census Page for Whitfield County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Whitfield County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Whitfield County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Dalton   33,60427,91220.39% increase  
Varnell   1,6051,4917.65% increase  
Tunnel Hill   1,2371,2092.32% increase  
Cohutta   6025823.44% increase  

Websites for Whitfield County

Official Website:   www.whitfieldcountyga.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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