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.

When you are in Dalton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.16% of Dalton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (11.79%), sales jobs (8.54%), and food service (6.86%).

The education level of Dalton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.14% of adults 25 and older in Dalton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dalton in 2010 was $19,835, 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 $79,340 for a family of four. However, Dalton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dalton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dalton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dalton, accounting for 47.92% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dalton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dalton include Irish, German, African, and Scottish.

Dalton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.13%.

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