Dahlonega, GA

Dahlonega profile

Living in Dahlonega

Dahlonega is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 7,294 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dahlonega is the 140th largest community in Georgia.

Dahlonega real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Dahlonega house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Dahlonega is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dahlonega is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dahlonega who work in office and administrative support (14.49%), food service (14.04%), and sales jobs (12.29%).

Dahlonega is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Dahlonega to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Dahlonega is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.30% of adults in Dahlonega have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dahlonega in 2018 was $21,523, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,092 for a family of four. However, Dahlonega contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dahlonega is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dahlonega home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dahlonega residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dahlonega include Irish, English, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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