Paulding County is located in north-western Georgia. The County Seat is Dallas and the largest city is Dallas. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.paulding.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 148,987 and the 2010 census population was 142,324. The land area is 312.22 square miles and there are 455.8 persons per square mile.
78.7% of the population is White, 17.8% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 88.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $135,500, there are 47,881 households, an average of 2.99 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,168, the median household income is $61,837, and 11.4% of the persons in Paulding County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 11,811. Retail sales (in $1000) were $973,010, and sales per capita were $7,607. The percentage of black-owned firms is 14.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.6%.
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