Population: 20,169Median home value: $140,500 72 Ranks better than 74% of areas
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A+ Cartersville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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C+ Cartersville Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Georgia
964% less expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Cartersville cost of living
F Cartersville Crime Total crime is 55% higher than Georgia
Total crime
4,99682% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2182% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
33%Year over year crime is up
Cartersville crime
D Cartersville Employment Household income is 9% lower than Georgia
Median household income
$46,26416% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,71017% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% higher than the US average
Cartersville employment
A- Cartersville Housing Home value is 8% lower than Georgia
Median home value
$140,50024% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$83212% lower than the US average
Home ownership
50%21% lower than the US average
Cartersville real estate or Cartersville rentals
F Cartersville Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
38%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Cartersville K-12 schools

Living in Cartersville, GA

Cartersville, Georgia is a medium-sized city with a population of 20,169 residents. At 73%, the majority of the Cartersville population is White; this is followed by 21% Black and 0% Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Cartersville is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 23 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Cartersville, Georgia could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Cartersville, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, education, housing and more.

With a livability score of 73/100, Cartersville is ranked #7,546 in the United States and #97 in Georgia. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Cartersville has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), weather (B-) and housing (A-). Cartersville does not rank well for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Cartersville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Cartersville has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Cartersville is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Cartersville come in at $140,500, which is 7.8% lower than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Cartersville, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 0% lower than the Georgia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Cartersville are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Cartersville homes comes in at 9.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.3%.

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Compare Cartersville, GA Livability To Other Cities

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Yes Cartersville has some nice spots, but a sprawling gap in economic levels which most cities do. It is how the government treats these. Cartersville is also full of history, historic districts which include some that are aging very poorly. If you live in one that the city does not support good luck with anything from water main breaks (they'll put a bandaid on it), to very poor sewage and storm water systems. They won't do a darn thing about those. And I have run into several very, very shady things about the government. City officials that hang up on you or do not return correspondence, to a vial lack of accountability when it comes to protocol and procedures to general record keeping. So very sorry I moved here.
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How to Have a Great Time in Cartersville, GA

Cartersville is a small city with lots of charming attractions, but is close enough to the Atlanta metropolitan area so that you'll have access to award-winning restaurants and shopping amenities.

Activities in Cartersville include Petit Creek Farms, a zoo that allows children to see their favorite animals up close. Etowah Indian Mounds State Park is also in the city, and is a historic site that teaches you more about the Native Americans who founded the area.

Educational and entertaining events include a visit to the Tellus Science Museum, which features information about prehistoric creatures like dinosaurs. The Bartow History Museum also provides artifacts and portraits from some of the most talented creatives in the city and state.

As the perfect ending to the day, Spiltrail Vineyard is a wonderful place to visit when you want to learn about delicious wines that will pair well with your favorite foods. Or, you can check out Scott's Walk-Up BBQ for classic southern fare that will make your time in the city even more enjoyable.
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Source: The Cartersville, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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