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Dallas, Georgia

Posted by Craig Summers on November 2, 2006
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Dallas is a city in and the county seat of Paulding County, Georgia , United States. The population was 5,056 at the 2000 census It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk. History Dallas was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 8, 1854, on 40 acres (160,000 m2) purchased from Garrett H. Spinks on May 14, 1852, for $1000. The first Commissioners were James H. Ballinger, James S. Hackett, Hezekiah Harrison, John S. Poole, and Garrett H. Spinks. In the late 1850s the town no longer elected officers and a new charter was issued in 1883. Public Access On Comcast Channel 16 news, information, upcoming event descriptions, dates and times, and photos of other events are posted. The channel provides key information to residents of the City Of Dallas and Paulding County. Also Television Shorts on how to conserve water, electricity, and grease filled drainage systems. It provides messages from the Mayor and other key board members to the city. Geography Dallas is located at show location on an interactive map33°55?7?N 84°50?27?W / 33.91861°N 84.84083°W According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.8 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.66%) is water. Dallas is part of the Upland South region. Climate Dallas has a humid subtropical climate that is local to all of Georgia. The average yearly precipitation is 54.43 inches (1,383 mm). Snow flurries occasionally fall in the winter months, when there is the presence of a deep trough in the jet stream over the eastern third of the United States. Although at times significant amounts of snowfall have been recorded, some years have no measurable snowfall. The Storm of the Century (1993) in March 1993 brought 17.5 inches to Dallas, with drifts measuring several feet. Drought is frequent in Dallas, as well as the rest of the Southeastern United States. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Dallas was -12F(-24C) in 1985. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 104F(40C) in 1980 and again in 2007. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 5,056 people, 2,014 households, and 1,303 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,120.7 people per square mile (432.8/km²). There were 2,150 housing units at an average density of 476.5/sq mi (184.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.78% White, 10.13% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population. There were 2,014 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01. In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $38,308. Males had a median income of $30,245 versus $21,747 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,811. About 8.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over. Education Paulding County School District The Paulding County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of twenty elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools. The district has 1,212 full-time teachers and over 19,283 students. Notable residents Christopher Dudley, Keyboardist of UnderOATH Ray Traylor (May 2, 1963 – September 22, 2004), American professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Big Boss Man (sometimes spelled Big Bossman). Zack Wheeler, pitcher, #6 overall pick in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft for the San Francisco Giants Travis Tritt, Country Music Star