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Carrollton, Georgia

  •   State: 
    Carroll County
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    33°34′51″N 85°4′36″W
      Area total: 
    23.05 sq mi (59.70 km²)
      Area land: 
    22.49 sq mi (58.25 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.56 sq mi (1.45 km²)
    1,102 ft (336 m)
    Incorporated 1829
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,188.94 residents per square mile of area (459.06/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Carrollton, Georgia is a city in Carroll County, Georgia, about 45 miles (72 km) west of Atlanta. The 2019 United States Census estimates placed the city's population at 27,259. It is the home of the University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College. Carrollton was mentioned in Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel Gone with the Wind and in the 1939 movie of the same name. In May 1964 Robert F. Kennedy visited Carrollton for the dedication of Kennedy Chapel on the university campus. On August 21, 1995, Air Southeast Flight 529 crashed near Carrollton. Nine of the passengers and crew on board were killed as a result of the accident. In September 2011, the mayor overruled the city-owned Carrollton Cultural Center in order to ban as "very offensive" the live stage musical The Rocky Horror Show that had been scheduled for Halloween. The theater board had authorized use of the venue and appropriated $2,500, which was already in rehearsal. The city's major employers presently include companies in the airline, construction, power distribution, poultry, software, home entertainment, and healthcare industries. Most notable is the Southwire Company, now one of the world's largest manufacturers of wire and cable and is the largest privately owned wire manufacturer, with more than 1,500 local employees and 5,000 employees worldwide. The town began paving its streets in 1918, and was chosen as the site of the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School, which became West Georgia College in 1934, and is now a 12,834-student university.


Carrollton is the county seat of Carroll County, Georgia. It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence. Carrollton was the site of the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School, which became West Georgia College in 1934. In May 1964 Robert F. Kennedy visited Carrollton for the dedication of Kennedy Chapel on the university campus. The city attracted news media attention in September 2011 when the mayor overruled the board of the city-owned Carrollton Cultural Arts Center in order to ban as "very offensive" the live stage musical The Rocky Horror Show. On August 21, 1995, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529 crashed near Carrollton. Nine of the 29 passengers and crew on board were killed as a result of the accident. Southwire is now one of the world's largest manufacturers of wire and cable and is the largest privately owned wire manufacturer, with more than 1,500 local employees and 5,000 employees worldwide. In February 2012, Carrollton gave one of its national awards to the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression for its "Muzzle" award. The award was given to the Carrollton-based anti-censorship group Thomas Jefferson for the protection of free expression. The Carrollton Center for Free Expression gave the award to the University of West Georgia for its work in promoting freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The University ofWest Georgia is now a 12,834-student university, and is located in Carrollton's central business district.


Carrollton is located near the center of Carroll County at 33°3451N 85°436W (33.580912, -85.076704) It has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), with mild winters and hot, humid summers. Thunderstorms, a few of them severe, can occur during the spring and summer months. The record for snowfall is 10-11", which fell on December 8 and 9, 2017. An EF3 tornado hit an area about 10 miles (16 km) west of Carrollton on February 26, 2008. In April 2017, a tornado hit Carrollton, destroying a fire station and damaging numerous homes and vehicles. In 2005 a feeder band from Hurricane Katrina produced a tornado that killed one person just south of Carrollon. In September 2009, up to a foot of rain fell in some areas, flooding many homes, washing away roads and bridges, and claiming the lives of ten people in Georgia. In October 1995 Hurricane Opal slammed the Florida panhandle then moved north into Alabama and then east into Georgia. The Carrollton area was hit with tropical storm force winds killing one person when a tree came down into a mobile home. Some area residents were without electricity for almost two weeks. On Christmas Day 2010 Carrollton had its first white Christmas in 17 years. The most significant severe weather risk comes from hurricanes that strike the Florida Panhandle. These storms track northward through Alabama as tropical storms, and some have brought high winds, heavy rainfall, and the occasional tornado.


As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 26,738 people, 9,024 households, and 5,206 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 62.49% White, 31.16% Black, 0.22% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 2.88% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.64% of the population. The city's median income was $27,559, and the median income for a family was $39,143. About 15.5% of families and 23.4% of residents were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 17.0% ofThose age 65 or over. The population density was 379.8/km² (983.7/mi2), with 7,577 housing units at an average density of 145.0/ km² (375.6/ mi2) The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there are 87.2 males. The per capita income for the city is $16,803. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.01. The city has a population of 19,843, with the median age being 26.6 years. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population will rise to 26,838 by the end of the decade.

Parks and recreation

The Carrollton Greenbelt is the largest paved loop in the state of Georgia. John Tanner State Park, which is 6 miles (10 km) west of the city, has a lake with a beach and swimming area, walking or running track, and camp grounds. East Carrollton Park is located near Lake Carroll. Longview Park, Knox Park and Castle Playground are all located in Carrollton. The city is home to the Georgia State Museum, which has a collection of more than 1,000 pieces of art and memorabilia from all over the world. It is also the home of the National Museum of Natural History, which dates back to the 17th century. The museum is located in the town of Carrollton, Georgia, and is open to the public every day of the year except when it is closed for renovations or special events. The state museum also has a museum of art, which was built in the 19th century, and features works of art from around the world, including the U.S. Civil Rights era. It was also the site of the first African-American museum in the United States, which opened in 1913. The National Park Service is based in the city and maintains several parks, including Longview, Knox, and Castle Park. It also maintains a National Historic Trail, which runs through the town and is used for walking and bicycling. The town is also home to a number of public parks, such as Lake Carroll, where people can swim and play in the lake.


Carrollton's downtown area is named Adamson Square after Congressman William C. Adamson. Local restaurants include the Corner Cafe, The Alley Cat, Plates on the Square (the upstairs bar is known as Uncorked at Plates), and Gallery Row Coffee Shop. Horton's Books & Gifts, certified as the oldest bookstore in Georgia by the American Booksellers Association, is Carrollton and Carroll County's oldest business. Carrollton is the birthplace of Baptist pastor Jerry Vines. It is also the home of a small denomination: the National Association of Wesleyan Evangelicals. The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum, which opened in September 2012, features traditional and contemporary quilts by both solo artists and various regional guilds. Printer's Ale Manufacturing Company, established in 2017, is the only Brewery and Taproom in Carrollton. The AMP atAdamson Square debuted in 2012 and can seat 8001,000 people and shows a variety of free music and movie performances. The Sacred Harp Publishing Company, a non-profit organization supporting Sacred HarP singing, publishes the most widely used edition of the Sacred Har p songbook. The Carrollton Center for the Arts is the site of Carrollton Festival of the Arts, an arts and crafts festival held in October. The Irish Bred Pub, which first opened its doors in May 2006, is located in the industrial part of town off of Columbia drive near Southwire. Many, if not all of downtown Carrollton carries the local craft beer.


Georgia Storm FC - National Premier Soccer League - Formed in 2020 and competes in the Southeast Region of the NPSL. Home games are played at the University of West Georgia soccer field. Carrollton Hornets - GeorgiaAlabama League - Minor league baseball team that competed from 1946 to 1950. University Stadium - Home football stadium for the West Georgia Wolves. Grisham Stadium - Multi-purpose home stadium for Carrollton High School. University stadium - HomeFootball stadium for WestGeorgia Wolves. University football field - HomeSoccer field for West Georgiaolves. University soccer field - homeFootball field for University ofWest Georgia Wolves, who play their home games at University of Georgia football field. Stadiums: University Stadium, University football stadium, University High School Stadium,Grisham High School stadium,University High School football stadium. Football: Georgia Storm FC, University ofGeorgia Wolves, University Football Stadium, GrishAm High School, University School of the Arts, University University of the South, University College of Georgia, University of Georgia Stadium of the South. Baseball: Carrollton Hornets, GeorgiaAlabama League, Carrollton High School, University College of the South, Georgia State University, Georgia State University of The South, West Georgia, U S.S.U. University of Georgia Football Field, University Stadium of South Georgia, and University College of the South.


The Carroll County School District provides education from pre-school through grade twelve. It consists of twelve elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools. Carver High School served as the only black high school in Carrollton during racial segregation in the South. West Georgia Technical College - Carroll Campus is the only public college in the district. The University of West Georgia - Main Campus is also in the school district. There are no private schools in the Carrollton School District, but there are a number of private schools and a Montessori school. The school district has been in existence since the mid-19th century. It is located in the county seat of Carrollton, Georgia, which is located on the outskirts of the city of Macon. The district has a population of about 3,000. It was founded in the early 1900s and is the largest city in Carroll County, Georgia. It has been the site of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point since the 1950s. It also has a high school, a middle school, and a junior high school. There is also a private school, the Bridge Learning Center, which was established in the 1960s. The town has also had a private day care center, which opened in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the school was expanded to include a daycare center. The Carrollton City School District has a total of 12 schools. It serves grades pre- preschool through grade 12 and has an elementary school, an upper elementary, and an upper middle school. Its high school is called Central High School.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia = 82. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 80. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 91. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Carrollton = 5.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 26,738 individuals with a median age of 29.1 age the population grows by 16.53% in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,188.94 residents per square mile of area (459.06/km²). There are average 2.35 people per household in the 8,317 households with an average household income of $31,736 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 11.00% of the available work force and has dropped -6.39% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.22%. The number of physicians in Carrollton per 100,000 population = 136.4.


The annual rainfall in Carrollton = 52.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 218. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 34, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia which are owned by the occupant = 37.39%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 29 years with median home cost = $90,190 and home appreciation of -7.21%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.80 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,720 per student. There are 16.2 students for each teacher in the school, 361 students for each Librarian and 439 students for each Counselor. 2.90% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.89% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.69% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Carrollton's population in Carroll County, Georgia of 1,998 residents in 1900 has increased 13,38-fold to 26,738 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.44% female residents and 47.56% male residents live in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia.

    As of 2020 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia are married and the remaining 61.16% are single population.

  • 22.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Carrollton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.80% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.83% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.32% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.74% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, 37.39% are owner-occupied homes, another 56.16% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.45% are vacant.

  • The 45.16% of the population in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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