Whitfield County is located in north-western Georgia. The County Seat is Dalton and the largest city is Dalton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 103,542 and the 2010 census population was 102,599. The land area is 290.46 square miles and there are 353.2 persons per square mile.
91% of the population is White, 4.3% is Black or African American, 32.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 1.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 69.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 14% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $122,800, there are 34,450 households, an average of 2.95 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,497, the median household income is $40,471, and 20.5% of the persons in Whitfield County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,978. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,440,223, and sales per capita were $15,535. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.2%.
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