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Nicknamed the “cornerstone
of Georgia,” Dade County, Georgia is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains between Sand Mountain and historic
Lookout Mountain.

Bordering Tennessee and Alabama in the northwestern tip of Georgia, Dade County is home to scenic Cloudland Canyon State Park.

The city of Trenton is Dade’s county seat. Towns in the county include Rising Fawn
and Wildwood.

Exclusive to the area, Dade County is home to the Lookout Mountain Flight Park, a training and launch park for hang gliding and gliders. Hiking, biking, fishing and camping and spelunking are just some of Dade County’s many other recreational opportunities.

For more information on Dade County, please visit their local development authority’s website at www.developingdadega.com

People
Demographics
Population 16,264
Population change 2010 to 2015 -2.2%
Age
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2015 5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2015 19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2015 17.6%
Gender
Female persons, percent, 2015 51.0%
Male persons, percent, 2015 49.0%
Race
White alone, percent, 2015 (a) 95.5%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2015 (a) 1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2015 (a) 0.6%
Asian alone, percent, 2015 (a) 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2015 (a) 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2015 1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 (b) 2.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 93.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 80.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 14.1%
Commuting
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.4
Homeownership & Income
Homeownership rate, 2010-2015 77.9%
Households, 2010-2015 6,150
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2010-2015 $21,547
Median household income, 2010-2015 $46,434
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2015 $118,300
Labor
Labor Force 7,948
Employed 7,522
Unemployed 426
Unemployment Rate 5.4%
Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage $805
Average Service Providing Weekly Wage $543

Sources: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profile 2015; U.S. Census Bureau