|— City —|
|Bartow County Courthouse in Cartersville|
|Motto: "Be Charmed, Be Prosperous, Belong"|
|Bartow County, Georgia|
|Country||United States of America|
|Named for||Farish Carter|
|• Mayor||Matt Santini|
|• Total||23.5 sq mi (60.9 km2)|
|• Land||23.4 sq mi (60.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||787 ft (240 m)|
|• Density||843.2/sq mi (325.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern Time (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||30120, 30121|
|Area code(s)||770, 678 local: 381-387, 490, 607, 797, 382|
|GNIS feature ID||0355017|
|Website||The City of Cartersville, Georgia Website|
Cartersville is a city in Bartow County, in the U.S. state of Georgia; it is located within the northwest edge of the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 19,731. Cartersville is the county seat of Bartow County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.5 square miles (60.9 km²), of which, 23.4 square miles (60.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.
Cartersville area communities 
The following communities border the city:
- Cassville (north)
- Emerson (south)
- Euharlee (west)
- Kingston (northwest)
- Stilesboro (southwest)
- Taylorsville (southwest)
- White (northern)
As of the census of 2010, there were 19,010 people, 5,870 households, and 4,132 families residing in the city. The population density was 680.7 people per square mile (262.9/km²). There were 6,130 housing units at an average density of 262.0 per square mile (101.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.93% White, 29.64% African American, 0.82% Asian, 0.28% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.76% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.28% of the population.
There were 5,870 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,162, and the median income for a family was $48,219. Males had a median income of $35,092 versus $25,761 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,977. About 8.9% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.
Points of interest 
- Booth Western Art Museum on North Museum Drive in Cartersville. The Booth is the second largest art museum in Georgia. It houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. It is also a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.
- Etowah Indian Mounds is an archaeological Native American site in Bartow County, Georgia, south of Cartersville.
- Tellus Science Museum, formerly the Weinman Mineral Museum, is a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and features the first digital planetarium in North Georgia. NASA has installed a camera that tracks meteors at the museum.
- The world's first outdoor Coca-Cola sign, painted in 1894, is located in downtown Cartersville on Young Brothers Pharmacy's wall.
- Rose Lawn, a house museum, is the former home of noted evangelist Samuel Porter Jones, for whom the Union Gospel Tabernacle (Ryman Auditorium) in Nashville was built, later to become the Grand Ol' Opry.
- The Bartow History Museum located in the Old Cartersville Courthouse, c. 1870, in downtown Cartersville on East Church St.
The Cartersville City School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve. It consists of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The district has 226 full-time teachers and over 3,940 students. There are four schools that comprise the Cartersville City School System. They are:
- Cartersville Primary School
- Cartersville Elementary School
- Cartersville Middle School
- Cartersville High School
There are also two private Christian Schools:
- Excel Christian Academy
- The Trinity School
Cartersville also has a college campus:
- Georgia Highlands
Manufacturing, tourism, and services play a part in the economy of the city. The city's employers include:
- Shaw Industries, a major flooring manufacturer
- Trinity Rail
- Gerdau Ameristeel
- Georgia Power
The city has Cartersville Medical Center and The Hope Center, making it a minor healthcare hub for the surrounding area.
There are several major highways. Interstate 75 is the major north-south route through the area, leading to Adairsville to the north and Acworth to the south. U.S. Highway 41, which is concurrent with State Route 3, parallels Interstate 75. U.S. Highway 411 leads west to Rome and north to White. State Route 20 runs west to Rome concurrent with U.S. Highway 411 and runs east to Canton. State Route 61 runs north to White concurrent with U.S. Highway 411 and runs south to Dallas. State Route 113 runs southwesterly to Rockmart. State Route 293 runs west-northwest to Kingston.
Notable people 
- "The City of Cartersville, Georgia". The City of Cartersville, Georgia. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- "Profile for Cartersvile, Georgia, GA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- "City of Cartersville". The State of Georgia. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Lee Walburn (June 2005). Best Western — The Booth Western Art Museum n Cartersville brings the old west to northwestern Georgia triggering celluloid-tinted memories of cowboys, standoffs, and frogs. Atlanta Magazine. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- Marie Nesmith. "NASA installs 'fireball' camera at Tellus Science Museum". The Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- Amy Gillis Lowry; Abbie Tucker Parks (May 1997). North Georgia's Dixie Highway. Arcadia Publishing. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-7385-4431-1.
- William Pencak (October 2009). Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America, Volume 1. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 615. ISBN 978-0-313-34009-3.
- Matt Shinall. "Bartow History Museum reflects on past as transition into new home begins". The Daily Tribune. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- Georgia Board of Education. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- School Stats. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- A book about the life of Bill Arp was written by another Cartersville resident: Parker, David B. (1991). Alias Bill Arp: Charles Henry Smith and the South's "Goodly Heritage". Athens: University of Georgia Press.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Cartersville, Georgia|
- Official website
- Cartersville at New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Cartersville Visitors Bureau
- Cartersville Chamber of Commerce
- The Daily Tribune, newspaper based in Cartersville
- News Talk AM 1270, radio station based in Cartersville