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 www.developingdadega.com

People
Demographics
Population 16,282
Population change 2010 to 2017 -2.1%
Age
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2017 4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2017 19.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2017 17.7%
Gender
Female persons, percent, 2017 51.1%
Male persons, percent, 2017 48.9%
Race
White, percent, 2017 95.1%
Black or African American, percent, 2017 0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native, percent, 2017 0.7%
Asian, percent, 2017 1.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2017 0.8%
Two or More Races, percent, 2017 1.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2017 2.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2017 93.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 79.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 13.9%
Commuting
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.4
Homeownership & Income
Homeownership rate, 2017 75.3%
Households, 2017 6,089
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2017 $23,184
Median household income, 2017 $43,163
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017 $122,500
Labor
Labor Force 8,438
Employed 8,152
Unemployed 286
Unemployment Rate 3.4%
Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage $830
Average Service Providing Weekly Wage $617

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