Dade County map showing Trenton, and access to I-24 and I-59

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

Population 16,285
Population change 2010 to 2017 -2.1%
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2016 4.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2016 19.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2016 16.9%
Female persons, percent, 2016 51.1%
Male persons, percent, 2016 48.9%
White alone, percent, 2016 95.2%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2016 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2016 0.3%
Asian alone, percent, 2016 1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2016 0.6%
Two or More Races, percent, 2016 1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2016 2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2016 94.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 80.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 13.8%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.8
Homeownership & Income
Homeownership rate, 2016 76.1%
Households, 2016 6,057
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2016 $21,997
Median household income, 2016 $43,463
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016 $119,200
Labor Force 8,620
Employed 8,317
Unemployed 303
Unemployment Rate 3.5%
Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage $866
Average Service Providing Weekly Wage $587

Sources: USDOL - Bureau of Labor Statistics August 2018 (not seasonally adjusted); Georgia DOL Labor Profile 2017; U.S. Census Bureau