Carrollton, GA
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Carrollton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 26,203 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Carrollton is the 36th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carrollton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carrollton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carrollton who work in teaching (11.03%), office and administrative support (10.60%), and sales jobs (10.25%).

Of important note, Carrollton is also a city of artists. Carrollton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Carrollton’s character.

Carrollton is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Carrollton have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Carrollton’s economy is one such example of this.

In terms of college education, Carrollton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.65% of adults in Carrollton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Carrollton in 2010 was $19,532, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,128 for a family of four. However, Carrollton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Carrollton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.23% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Carrollton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carrollton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carrollton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Carrollton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carrollton include English, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Carrollton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.