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.

Carrollton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Carrollton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carrollton who work in sales jobs (12.67%), office and administrative support (12.31%), and teaching (9.66%).

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.

The percentage of people in Carrollton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.15% of adults in Carrollton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carrollton in 2010 was $20,553, 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 $82,212 for a family of four. However, Carrollton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 12.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carrollton include Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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