Paulding County, Georgia

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Paulding County, Georgia
Historical Paulding County Courthouse - Dallas GA.jpg
Map of Georgia highlighting Paulding County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded December 3, 1832
Named for John Paulding
Seat Dallas
Largest city Dallas
Area
 • Total 315.06 sq mi (816 km2)
 • Land 313.43 sq mi (812 km2)
 • Water 1.63 sq mi (4 km2), 0.52%
Population
 • (2010) 142,324
 • Density 262/sq mi (101/km²)
Congressional district 14th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.paulding.gov

Paulding County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 142,324.[1] The county seat is Dallas.[2]

The county is a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area). It is in Georgia's 14th congressional district.

The Paulding County Courthouse (Dallas, Georgia) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 315.06 square miles (816.0 km2), of which 313.43 square miles (811.8 km2) (or 99.48%) is land and 1.63 square miles (4.2 km2) (or 0.52%) is water.[3]

Geographic features[edit]

The Tallapoosa River originates in Paulding County.

Major highways[edit]

U.S. highways[edit]

State routes[edit]

Secondary highways[edit]

  • Dallas-Acworth Highway (Old S.R. 381)
  • Ridge Road (Old S.R. 61 Connector). Connector in South Paulding that runs between SR 92 and SR 61
  • East Paulding Drive (Old S.R. 120 Connector, S.R. 92 Connector and S.R. 176). Road formerly known as Dragstrip Road
  • Goldmine Road (Old U.S. 278/S.R. 6). Former route to Yorkville.
  • 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). All of Macland Road west of S.R. 120.
  • Mulberry Rock Road
  • Braswell Mountain Road
  • Cedarcrest Road
  • Seven Hills Boulevard
  • Harmony Grove Church Road
  • Dabbs Bridge Road
  • Vinson Mountain Road
  • Brushy Mountain Road
  • Nebo Road

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,556
1850 7,039 175.4%
1860 7,038 0.0%
1870 7,639 8.5%
1880 10,887 42.5%
1890 11,948 9.7%
1900 12,969 8.5%
1910 14,124 8.9%
1920 14,025 −0.7%
1930 12,327 −12.1%
1940 12,832 4.1%
1950 11,752 −8.4%
1960 13,101 11.5%
1970 17,520 33.7%
1980 26,110 49.0%
1990 41,611 59.4%
2000 81,678 96.3%
2010 142,324 74.3%
Est. 2012 144,800 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 81,678 people, 28,089 households, and 22,892 families residing in the county. The population density was 261 people per square mile (101/km²). There were 29,274 housing units at an average density of 93 per square mile (36/km²). 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 Georgia is ranked 7th (2007 Census) in population growth among the United States. Being the 2nd Fastest growing county in Georgia. Also the 2nd fastest growing county in Metro Atlanta.

Recreation[edit]

  • Silver Comet Trail[7]
  • White Oak Park
  • Ben Hill Strickland Park
  • Taylor Farm Parks & Recreation
  • Burnt Hickory Park
  • Union Park

Notable residents[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Education[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Silver Comet Trail, Paulding County Information – Georgia

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°55′N 84°52′W / 33.92°N 84.87°W / 33.92; -84.87