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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 2018, Dalton has a population of 33,500 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).

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 total 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 2018 Census Estimates, Dalton had an population of 33,500 people. This is an increase of 1.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.02% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Dalton ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dalton. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dalton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dalton.

Communities near Dalton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Calhoun   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the South (S) of Dalton

Located in Gordon County

East Brainerd   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dalton

Located in Hamilton County (TN)

Collegedale   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Dalton

Located in Hamilton County (TN)

LaFayette   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Dalton

Located in Walker County

Chatsworth   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Dalton

Located in Murray County

Ringgold   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dalton

Located in Catoosa County

Chickamauga   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Dalton

Located in Walker County

Apison   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Dalton

Located in Hamilton County (TN)

Varnell   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Dalton

Ryall Springs   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dalton

Located in Hamilton County (TN)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index 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).

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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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dalton

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

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