Dalton, GA
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Dalton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 33,853 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Dalton is the 23rd largest community in Georgia.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dalton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.21% of the Dalton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dalton is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dalton who work in office and administrative support (12.04%), sales jobs (7.34%), and food service (6.97%).

In terms of college education, Dalton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.40% of adults 25 and older in Dalton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dalton in 2010 was $20,180, 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 $80,720 for a family of four. However, Dalton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dalton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dalton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dalton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dalton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 46.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dalton include Irish, German, Scottish, and African.

Dalton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.66%.

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