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Dalton, Georgia
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Welcome to Dalton ...

The city of Dalton is located in Whitfield County and is the County Seat for Whitfield County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dalton has a population of 33,748 people<1> (see below for details).

Dalton is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Dalton (for example, toward Ider (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for Dalton: (706) & (762)<3>

The ZIP codes for Dalton: 30719-30722<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dalton had a population of 33,128 people (which is 32.29% of the total population of Whitfield County). This makes Dalton the county's most populous community.

The population of Dalton represents 0.34% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,128 people, the population of Dalton increased 18.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,912 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dalton had an population of 33,748 people. This is an increase of 1.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.91% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dalton.

Communities near Dalton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Dalton and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Calhoun   [Map]   16,414   S   18 miles [29 km]
Chatsworth   [Map]   4,300   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chickamauga   [Map]   3,144   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
LaFayette   [Map]   7,198   W   18 miles [29 km]
Ringgold   [Map]   3,584   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Varnell   [Map]   1,798   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dalton.

Communities Also Named Dalton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Dalton: This one is located in Whitfield County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 27 communities that are also named Dalton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Texas (2), Utah (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dalton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dalton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dalton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dalton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dalton:

Websites for Dalton ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dalton ...

Looking for more information about Dalton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dalton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dalton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Dalton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Whitfield County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dalton:

The official website for Whitfield County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dalton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dalton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Dalton.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dalton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dalton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dalton includes: 30719, 30720, 30721 & 30722.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Dalton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dalton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dalton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dalton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dalton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7687, Longitude: -84.9655     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dalton.


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