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 16,226
Population change 2010 to 2018 -2.5%
Age
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2018 4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2018 19.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2018 19.3%
Gender
Female persons, percent, 2018 50.9%
Male persons, percent, 2018 49.1%
Race
White, percent, 2018 95.7%
Black or African American, percent, 2018 1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native, percent, 2018 0.6%
Asian, percent, 2018 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2018 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2018 1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2018 2.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2018 93.7%
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) 27.0
Homeownership & Income
Homeownership rate, 2018 74.3%
Households, 2018 6,070
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2018 $24,028
Median household income, 2018 $44,471
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017 $126,700
Labor
Labor Force 8,274
Employed 7,974
Unemployed 300
Unemployment Rate 3.6%
Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage $791
Average Service Providing Weekly Wage $630

Sources: Georgia DOL Labor Profile 2018; U.S. Census Bureau