|Paulding County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
315 sq mi (816 km²)
313 sq mi (811 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.52%
262/sq mi (101/km²)
Paulding County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the population is 81,678. The 2006 Census Estimate shows a population of 121,530 . The county seat is Dallas6.
Paulding County was created from Cherokee County by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 3, 1832. In 1851, a portion of Paulding County was used to help create Polk County. Other portions of Paulding County were annexed to neighboring counties (Campbell, Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, Haralson, and Polk) between 1832 and 1874. Between 1850 and 1874, Paulding County was expanded through annexation of parts of Carroll, Cobb, Douglas, and Polk counties
The County is named after John Paulding (October 16,1758 – February 18, 1818), who was famous for the capture of the British spy Major John André in 1780 during the American Revolution. André was on a mission carrying secret papers from Benedict Arnold when he was captured.
Geographic features Edit
The Tallapoosa River originates in Paulding County.
- U.S. Highway 278
- Georgia State Route 61
- Georgia State Route 92
- Georgia State Route 101
- Georgia State Route 113
- Georgia State Route 120
- Dallas-Acworth Highway (Old S.R. 381)
- Ridge Road (Old S.R. 61 Connector) South Paulding connector that runs between Georgia State Route 92 and Georgia State Route 61.
- East Paulding Drive (Old S.R. 120 Connector). Formerly known as Dragstrip Road.
- Goldmine Road (Old U.S. 278/Old S.R. 6)
- Bill Carruth Parkway. Formerly known as West Hiram Parkway. Originally known as Egg Farm Road
- Bobo Road (Old S.R. 92)
- Macland Road (Old S.R. 360). Western leg of Macland Road.
- Mulberry Rock Road
- Braswell Mountain Road
- Cedarcrest Road
- Hickory Grove Church Road
- Dabbs Bridge Road
- Vinson Mountain Road
- Brushy Mountain Road
Adjacent Counties Edit
- Bartow County - north
- Cobb County - east
- Douglas County - southeast
- Carroll County - south
- Haralson County - southwest
- Polk County - west
As of the census² of 2000, there were 81,678 people, 28,089 households, and 22,892 families residing in the county. The population density was 101/km² (261/sq mi). There were 29,274 housing units at an average density of 36/km² (93/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.59% White, 6.96% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 28,089 households out of which 46.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.30% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.50% were non-families. 14.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the county the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 38.40% from 25 to 44, 17.40% from 45 to 64, and 5.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $52,161, and the median income for a family was $56,039. Males had a median income of $38,637 versus $27,341 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,974. About 4.00% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.
Paulding County NotablesEdit
- Travis Tritt, country music star
- Patty Loveless, country music star; and her husband, record producer Emory Gordy Jr.
- Ray Traylor, former WWF superstar
- Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site
- Paulding County Historical Society & Museum
- Paulding County Magazine
- Paulding County Chamber
- Paulding School System
- City of Dallas
- City of Hiram
- Paulding County Business Directory
- Listen to Paulding County Sheriff and Fire radio
Cities and towns Edit
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