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 16,116
Population change 2010 to 2019 -3.2%
Age
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2019 4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2019 19.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2019 20.1%
Gender
Female persons, percent, 2019 50.9%
Male persons, percent, 2019 49.1%
Race
White, percent, 2019 95.3%
Black or African American, percent, 2019 1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native, percent, 2019 0.6%
Asian, percent, 2019 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2019 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2019 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2019 2.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2019 93.3%
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, 2019 75.3%
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, 2018 $126,700
Labor
Labor Force 8,209
Employed 7,941
Unemployed 268
Unemployment Rate 3.3%
Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage $831
Average Service Providing Weekly Wage $615

Sources: Georgia DOL Labor Profile 2020; U.S. Census Bureau