Dalton 66 Average
Dalton Livability #248 ranked city in Georgia#16,315 ranked city in the USARanks better than 44% of areas
A+ Dalton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Dalton Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than Georgia
8614% less expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dalton cost of living
F Dalton Crime Total crime is 32% higher than Georgia
Total crime
3,17935% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3235% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Dalton crime
F Dalton Employment Household income is 32% lower than Georgia
Median household income
$34,68237% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,48435% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%42% higher than the US average
Dalton employment
D Dalton Housing Home value is 18% lower than Georgia
Median home value
$125,60032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$64732% lower than the US average
Home ownership
43%32% lower than the US average
Dalton real estate or Dalton rentals
F Dalton Schools HS graduation rate is 27% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
59%29% lower than the US average
School test scores
38%21% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Dalton K-12 schools
B- Dalton User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Dalton
Overall user rating
70% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
63% 6 total surveys
all Dalton poll results

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      Living in Dalton, GA

      Located in the state of Georgia, Dalton is a medium-sized city with a population of 33,653 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Dalton is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Dalton are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 46% of the population also speak Spanish. Dalton could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 31 years old is below the nation’s average.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Dalton, Georgia could be a fulfilling 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 Dalton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, weather, education, employment, housing and more.

      Using data and statistics Dalton has received a livability score of 67 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 47th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Dalton scores well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B+). Regrettably for Dalton, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: education (F), employment (F) and housing (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Dalton, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Dalton. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Dalton are affordable. The median home price for Dalton homes is $125,600, which is 17.6% lower than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Dalton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 20% higher than the Georgia average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Dalton area were -1.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Dalton transportation information

      Average one way commute18min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.3%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.4%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%5.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Dalton, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).