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Dallas, Georgia
—  City  —
Location in Paulding County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°55′7″N 84°50′27″W / 33.91861°N 84.84083°W / 33.91861; -84.84083Coordinates: 33°55′7″N 84°50′27″W / 33.91861°N 84.84083°W / 33.91861; -84.84083
Country United States
State Georgia
County Paulding
Government
 - Mayor Boyd L. Austin, Jr.
Area
 - Total 4.5 sq mi (11.8 km2)
 - Land 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,043 ft (318 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,056
 Density 1,123.6/sq mi (428.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30132, 30157
Area code(s) 470/678/770
FIPS code 13-21324[1]
GNIS feature ID 0313265[2]

Dallas is a city in and the county seat of Paulding County, Georgia, United States.[3] The population was 5,056 at the 2000 census It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk.

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History

Dallas was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 8, 1854, on 40 acres (160,000 m2) purchased from Garrett H. Spinks on May 14, 1852, for $1000. The first Commissioners were James H. Ballinger, James S. Hackett, Hezekiah Harrison, John S. Poole, and Garrett H. Spinks.

In the late 1850s the town no longer elected officers and a new charter was issued in 1883.

Public Access

On Comcast Channel 16 news, information, upcoming event descriptions, dates and times, and photos of other events are posted. The channel provides key information to residents of the City Of Dallas and Paulding County. Also Television Shorts on how to conserve water, electricity, and grease filled drainage systems. It provides messages from the Mayor and other key board members to the city.

Geography

Dallas is located at 33°55′7″N 84°50′27″W / 33.91861°N 84.84083°W / 33.91861; -84.84083 (33.918499, -84.840848).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.8 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

Dallas is part of the Upland South region.

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Climate

Monthly normal and record high and low temperatures[5]
Mon. Avg.
High
Avg.
Low
Avg. Rec.
High
Rec.
Low

Jan 49 °F 30 °F 39 °F 80 °F -12 °F
Feb 55 °F 32 °F 43 °F 80 °F -2 °F
Mar 63 °F 38 °F 51 °F 86 °F 7 °F
Apr 72 °F 45 °F 59 °F 93 °F 21 °F
May 78 °F 54 °F 66 °F 96 °F 32 °F
Jun 86 °F 63 °F 74 °F 101 °F 40 °F
Jul 89 °F 67 °F 78 °F 104 °F 50 °F
Aug 88 °F 66 °F 77 °F 103 °F 48 °F
Sep 82 °F 61 °F 72 °F 99 °F 30 °F
Oct 72 °F 47 °F 60 °F 92 °F 22 °F
Nov 62 °F 39 °F 51 °F 86 °F 9 °F
Dec 53 °F 32 °F 43 °F 79 °F -4 °F

Dallas has a humid subtropical climate that is local to all of Georgia. The average yearly precipitation is 54.43 inches (1,383 mm). Snow flurries occasionally fall in the winter months, when there is the presence of a deep trough in the jet stream over the eastern third of the United States. Although at times significant amounts of snowfall have been recorded, some years have no measurable snowfall. The Storm of the Century (1993) in March 1993 brought 17.5 inches to Dallas, with drifts measuring several feet. Drought is frequent in Dallas, as well as the rest of the Southeastern United States. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Dallas was -12F(-24C) in 1985. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 104F(40C) in 1980 and again in 2007.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,056 people, 2,014 households, and 1,303 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,120.7 people per square mile (432.8/km²). There were 2,150 housing units at an average density of 476.5/sq mi (184.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.78% White, 10.13% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.

There were 2,014 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $38,308. Males had a median income of $30,245 versus $21,747 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,811. About 8.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

Recreation

  • Silver Comet Trail[6]

References

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