Paulding County, Georgia
|Paulding County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 3, 1832|
|Named for||John Paulding|
|• Total||315.06 sq mi (816 km2)|
|• Land||313.43 sq mi (812 km2)|
|• Water||1.63 sq mi (4 km2), 0.52%|
|• Density||262/sq mi (101/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
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.
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.
The Tallapoosa River originates in Paulding County.
- State Route 6
- State Route 6 Business
- State Route 61
- State Route 92
- State Route 101
- State Route 113
- State Route 120
- State Route 120 Connector
- State Route 360
- State Route 381
- 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
- Bartow County, Georgia – north
- Cobb County, Georgia – east
- Douglas County, Georgia – southeast
- Carroll County, Georgia – south
- Haralson County, Georgia – southwest
- Polk County, Georgia – west
As of the census 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.
- Silver Comet Trail
- White Oak Park
- Ben Hill Strickland Park
- Taylor Farm Parks & Recreation
- Burnt Hickory Park
- Union Park
- Jayne County, formerly known as Wayne County: legendary punk rock star who became an influential transsexual musician after leaving Paulding County for New York City in 1968
- Patty Loveless, country music star; and her husband, record producer Emory Gordy, Jr.
- Spencer Scott, Playboy Playmate of the Month for October, 2007
- Ray Traylor, former WWF superstar
- Travis Tritt, country music star
- Zach Wheeler, New York Mets prospect
- Marty Pevey, Chicago Cubs triple a manager
Cities and towns
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Silver Comet Trail, Paulding County Information – Georgia
|Polk County||Cobb County|
|Haralson County||Carroll County||Douglas County|