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Whitfield County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2016: 104,589 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 83,525 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 14,861
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,232
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,862
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,087 (it was 9,523 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

34%

Land area: 290 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 361 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whitfield County: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (21.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.2%), Retail trade (17.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Whitfield County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (59.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (34.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 52,233  (49.9%)
Females: 52,356  (50.1%)
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Whitfield County,GA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Whitfield County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,399 ($39,377 in 1999)

This county:

$46,399
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $543 (lower quartile is $414, upper quartile is $676)
This county:

$543
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $127,900 (it was $86,000 in 2000)
Whitfield:

$127,900
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,700 - $187,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $175,086
Here:

$175,086
State:

$234,633

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,284
Here:

$130,284
State:

$198,839

In 2-unit structures: $134,764
Here:

$134,764
State:

$228,806

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,250
Here:

$127,250
State:

$205,850

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,287
Here:

$188,287
State:

$234,990

Mobile homes: $71,402
Here:

$71,402
State:

$71,595
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,073
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Institutionalized population: 782
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 367 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2001: 349 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 2002: 361 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2003: 382 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2004: 448 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2005: 536 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2006: 437 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2007: 324 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2008: 153 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 92 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2010: 59 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2014: 93 buildings, average cost: $151,700
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,181 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $636 (0.5%)

Whitfield County household income distribution in 2013 Whitfield County home values distribution in 2013 Whitfield County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.6%
Whitfield County:

17.6%
Georgia:

16.0%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.6% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for other race residents, 38.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.1 years old
(Males: 33.4 years old, Females: 36.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.3 years old, Black residents: 36.2 years old, American Indian residents: 17.4 years old, Asian residents: 33.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 24.9 years old)

Area name: Dalton, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Whitfield County is $476 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $526 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dalton, Westside, North Whitfield, Varnell, Tunnel Hill, Cohutta.

Whitfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Whitfield County: Duncan Park (A), Camp Canaan (B), Catoosa Target Range (C), Wood Station (D), Catoosa Memorial Gardens (E), Camp Scott Patterson (F), Ringgold - Catoosa County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 2 (G), Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department Station 2 (H), Ringgold - Catoosa County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 3 (I), Ringgold - Catoosa County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 4 (J), Salem Community Center (K), Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department Station 3 (L), Ringgold - Catoosa County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 5 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whitfield County include: Stone Church (A), Yates Spring Church (B), Unity Church (C), Pine Grove Church (D), Salem Baptist Church (E), Pine Hill Church (F), Red Belt Presbyterian Mission (G), New Heights Baptist Church (H), New Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Yates Cemetery (1), New Boynton Cemetery (2), Wood Station Cemetery (3), Blackwell Cemetery (4), Dedmon Cemetery (5), Dietz Cemetery (6), Dixon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Blue Spring Lake (A), Murphy Lakes (B), Jackson Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tiger Creek (A), Tanyard Creek (B), Sugar Creek (C), Peters Branch (D), Peavine Creek (E), Hurricane Creek (F), Little Creek (G), Kettle Branch (H), East Chickamauga Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Conway County, Arkansas , Murray County , Union County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 2,007
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 19,032 (28.9% naturalized citizens)

Whitfield County:

18.2%
Whole state:

10.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 1,8982010 or later
  • 6,1592000 to 2009
  • 6,5521990 to 1999
  • 3,4851980 to 1989
  • 6911970 to 1979
  • 335Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.9%

Whitfield County marital status for males Whitfield County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 26,111
  • One, attached: 1,220
  • Two: 1,022
  • 3 or 4: 1,149
  • 5 to 9: 1,659
  • 10 to 19: 1,481
  • 20 to 49: 942
  • 50 or more: 123
  • Mobile homes: 5,915

Housing units in Whitfield County with a mortgage: 11,178 (177 second mortgage, 1,039 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,923

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Whitfield County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,444109
Catholic17,5491
Mainline Protestant7,03821
Other1,6484
Black Protestant1,0244
None35,896-
Whitfield County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Whitfield County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Whitfield County:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 72
This county:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Whitfield County:

10.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Whitfield County:

29.3%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Whitfield County:

Average size of farms: 104 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $177,383
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $112.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.81%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $83,259
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.52%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,700
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.09
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.68%
Corn for grain: 413 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 850 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Whitfield County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 9594987.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Whitfield County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.8 miles away from Whitfield County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 155.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 242.5 miles away from Whitfield County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 300.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Flooding, Incident Period: March 27, 1994 to April 10, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1020: March 31, 1994, FEMA Id: 1020, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: February 10, 1990 to February 24, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-857: February 23, 1990, FEMA Id: 857, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Georgia TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 05, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-425: April 05, 1974, FEMA Id: 425, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Georgia TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 04, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-370: April 04, 1973, FEMA Id: 370, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Whitfield County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (73%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • India (2%)
  • Dominican Republic (2%)
  • Pakistan (2%)
  • Cuba (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Whitfield County


  • English (17%)
  • American (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • European (1%)

Whitfield County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 50,470 (86.1%)
  • Carpooled: 5,449 (9.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 720 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 144 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 522 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,023 (1.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Whitfield County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 365 people in nursing homes
  • 222 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 103 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 32 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Whitfield County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 374 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 340 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 65 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 52 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 47 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 40 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 39 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,926.

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.19% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($16,820 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($10,691 average AGI)
Whitfield County:

1.96%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Murray County, GA  1.26% ($24,402 average AGI)
from Gordon County, GA  0.41% ($26,822)
from Catoosa County, GA  0.39% ($30,289)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.23% ($24,052)
from Walker County, GA  0.19% ($26,790)
from Bradley County, TN  0.15% ($32,245)
from Cobb County, GA  0.09% ($23,250)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.20% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($15,726 average AGI)
2.36% relocated to other states ($12,843 average AGI)
Whitfield County:

2.36%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Murray County, GA  1.24% ($26,428 average AGI)
to Gordon County, GA  0.45% ($25,872)
to Catoosa County, GA  0.42% ($28,799)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.32% ($25,144)
to Walker County, GA  0.17% ($27,643)
to Bradley County, TN  0.12% ($22,154)
to Cobb County, GA  0.12% ($38,816)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.7

Births per 1000 population in Whitfield County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Whitfield County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Whitfield County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 27.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Whitfield County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Whitfield County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitfield County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitfield County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitfield County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Whitfield County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,508 (9,919 aged, 2,589 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,257 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Whitfield County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (941)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (688)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (646)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (608)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (480)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (473)
  • Congestive heart failure (378)
  • Unspecified dementia (314)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (278)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (211)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,917
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 286
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,375

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,105
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 808
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 53.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 122.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.9
  • Other - 37.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 104,589
  • In family households: 90,825 (14,314 male householders, 11,277 female householders)
    18,773 spouses, 32,788 children (30,646 natural, 1,096 adopted, 1,046 stepchildren), 5,274 grandchildren, 1,325 brothers or sisters, 1,710 parents, 2,834 other relatives, 2,530 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,283 (3,958 male householders (3,302 living alone)), 6,309 female householders (5,703 living alone)), 2,016 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,481

Size of family households: 10,095 2-persons, 4,984 3-persons, 5,008 4-persons, 2,994 5-persons, 1,707 6-persons, 803 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,005 1-person, 1,094 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 37 5-persons.

17,970 married couples with children.
4,458 single-parent households (1,622 men, 2,836 women).

68.5% of residents of Whitfield speak English at home.
30.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $351,364,000 ($3,928 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,875,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $168,577,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $83,360,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $178,000
Federal grants: $79,130,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,763,000 ($2,026,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,358,000 ($539,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $36,816,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,498,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,140
Here:

101 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,707
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5,037
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,046
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Whitfield County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 63.98 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Whitfield County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 2942014 or later
  • 4212010 to 2013
  • 5,0462000 to 2009
  • 8,4301990 to 1999
  • 8,4501980 to 1989
  • 5,6421970 to 1979
  • 5,5911960 to 1969
  • 3,9361950 to 1959
  • 9621940 to 1949
  • 8501939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Whitfield County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitfield County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 3653 rooms
  • 1,8784 rooms
  • 3,8735 rooms
  • 7,4666 rooms
  • 3,6367 rooms
  • 2,5968 rooms
  • 3,2879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitfield County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 4711 room
  • 3212 rooms
  • 1,4143 rooms
  • 2,7884 rooms
  • 3,9895 rooms
  • 2,7186 rooms
  • 3257 rooms
  • 4908 rooms
  • 2419+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whitfield County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitfield County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 561 bedroom
  • 3,9862 bedrooms
  • 13,2953 bedrooms
  • 4,8664 bedrooms
  • 8985+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitfield County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 471no bedroom
  • 1,4711 bedroom
  • 5,0512 bedrooms
  • 4,8563 bedrooms
  • 7954 bedrooms
  • 1135+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitfield County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitfield County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 624no vehicle
  • 4,5871 vehicle
  • 9,6572 vehicles
  • 4,8163 vehicles
  • 2,0414 vehicles
  • 1,3765+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitfield County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Whitfield County population
  • 1,424no vehicle
  • 5,8851 vehicle
  • 4,3242 vehicles
  • 9643 vehicles
  • 1484 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

87.3% of Whitfield County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Georgia.

Whitfield County:

87.3%
State average:

83.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 61,508
  • Other state: 22,767
  • Northeast: 1,867
  • Midwest: 3,745
  • South: 14,582
  • West: 2,573
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whitfield County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.9%Electricity
  • 9.7%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 86.7%Electricity
  • 8.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 281
Here:

2.1%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 338
Here:

5.5%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 428
Here:

9.0%
Georgia:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Whitfield County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $2,301,000
    Regular Highways: $1,905,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,877,000
    Parks & Recreation: $495,000
    Health - Other: $380,000
    General: $73,000
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $19,965,000
    Regular Highways: $5,028,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,770,000
    Police Protection: $4,681,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,200,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,936,000
    General - Other: $1,817,000
    Financial Administration: $1,789,000
    Fire Protection: $1,591,000
    Parks & Recreation: $874,000
    General Public Buildings: $845,000
    Welfare - Other: $477,000
    Solid Waste Management: $376,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $278,000
    Libraries: $187,000
    Water Utilities: $137,000
    Sewerage: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,664,000
    Solid Waste Management: $376,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $752,000
    Police Protection: $553,000
    General - Other: $443,000
    Fire Protection: $306,000
    Central Staff: $76,000
    Health - Other: $53,000
    Judicial: $25,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,388,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $42,000

Whitfield County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,188,000
    Sewerage: $126,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $327,000
    All Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,020,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,363,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,633,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $189,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $17,070,000
    All Other: $996,000
    Housing & Community Development: $720,000
    Highways: $636,000
    Public Welfare: $60,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $26,281,000
    Property: $13,948,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,853,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $497,000
    NEC: $395,000
    Public Utilities: $190,000

Whitfield County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $719,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $53,760,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $110,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $53,760,000
    Water Utilities: $481,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $128,000

Whitfield County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,340,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,830
  • Number of aged recipients: 261
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,569
  • Number of recipients under 18: 290
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,078
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 462
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 804
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 771
Whitfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Whitfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED274$111,354188$127,4521,195$144,76962$47,91919$948,316273$153,23153$55,358
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$111,47124$138,58366$123,04514$32,7141$113,0007$47,0009$36,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED110$104,47382$103,268593$134,39867$37,2842$71,00055$86,25542$50,738
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN65$100,56959$113,102466$148,57715$66,2670$025$94,96012$65,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$93,80026$147,654135$154,1485$32,4000$08$75,5008$70,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$167,32323$145,7831$113,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$184,33312$231,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$213,00022$168,0910$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$106,0004$104,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$252,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Whitfield County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James53269.9 years
John43272.6 years
William42772.8 years
Mary39476.8 years
Robert24869.3 years
Charles23167.3 years
George18973.3 years
Ruby15977.3 years
Thomas14371.6 years
Annie13880.7 years
Most common last names in Whitfield County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30373.9 years
Brown15770.7 years
Jones15672.9 years
Williams14173.3 years
King11274.7 years
Davis10973.3 years
Johnson10773.6 years
Cochran9871.3 years
Hall9371.3 years
Rogers8774.7 years
Businesses in Whitfield County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T3Little Caesars Pizza2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware2Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets1
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Arby's3Motel 61
AutoZone2Nike9
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King2Outback1
CVS2Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Panda Express1
Comfort Inn1Panera Bread1
Cracker Barrel1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen1Penske2
Days Inn1Pizza Hut2
Deb1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid1
FedEx12Rooms To Go1
Foot Locker1Rue211
Ford1Ryan's Grill1
GNC2SONIC Drive-In3
GameStop3Sears2
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block2Starbucks1
Hardee's2Steak 'n Shake1
Hilton1Subway6
Hobby Lobby1Super 83
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile3
Home Depot1Taco Bell3
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Travelodge1
Hyundai1U-Haul6
IHOP1UPS13
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
KFC2Waffle House5
Kmart2Walgreens2
Kroger2Walmart2
La Quinta1Wendy's5
La-Z-Boy2

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