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 16,197
Population change 2010 to 2019 -3.1%
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2019 4.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2019 19.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2019 18.9%
Female persons, percent, 2019 51.1%
Male persons, percent, 2019 48.9%
White, percent, 2019 94.5%
Black or African American, percent, 2019 0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native, percent, 2019 0.1%
Asian, percent, 2019 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2019 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent, 2019 2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2019 2.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 80.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+ 15.2%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.4
Homeownership & Income
Homeownership rate, 2019 71.5%
Households, 2019 6,195
Per capita money income in past 12 months, 2019 $24,000
Median household income, 2019 $42,581
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2019 $123,500
Labor Force 7,539
Employed 7,138
Unemployed 401
Unemployment Rate 5.3%
Average Goods Producing Weekly Wage $823
Average Service Providing Weekly Wage $649

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